Have you seen this article?
The principles in this article also apply to your job search!
First, REACH OUT. By giving little gifts of kindness wherever and whenever you can. Especially when it will have no effect on your own career in any way.
I remember the very first time I learned this and implement this in my life. I was on my way home from work when I lived in New York City, early in my professional career. I thanked the bus driver and he was so shocked he almost wrecked the bus!
Look for ways you can reach out in your career and job search, as well. Look for ways to connect others that should be introduced. Can you give a kind word, or a helping hand?
Just like this article, even doing simple things like “using their name” or “smiling” can make a long lasting impression.
I call it my “Law of Generosity.” Whatever kindness you put out there WILL come back to you.