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Continued: 3 job search lies that keep you unemployed

  • Article by: KEVIN DONLIN , Star Tribune Sales and Marketing
  • Last update: September 19, 2011 - 10:52 AM

You make time for the helpful people in your life, of course. We all do.

Or, think of it like this: How eager are you to get up in the morning and make networking phone calls? Arrrgh. No thanks.

But ... how does it feel to help someone answer a question that's difficult for them, but easy for you? Pretty good.

Now. Wouldn't it be nice to feel good every day by helping other people, instead of feeling depressed about "networking"?

Well, you can feel better -- and get more job leads -- starting today.

Just do this: Think of three people who can help in your job search. Then, think of a way to be helpful to those three people. Then ... offer them your help.

When you give freely of your time, knowledge and expertise, people are happy to hear from you. And they will return the favor. They will give you their time, attention -- and any job leads or connections they have.

Try it and see.

Kevin Donlin is contributing co-author of "Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0." Since 1996, he has provided job-search help to more than 20,000 people. For a free Guerrilla Job Search audio CD, visit

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