In every encounter and every situation, think about ways you can help. And think of it in terms that do not directly benefit you. I read a book a while ago called The Go Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann. This book was given to me as a gift from one of my mentors. It is a short read, but it delivered such a profound message about how we should stop working for ourselves and begin working for the benefit of others. In fact, this book delivers a method to begin doing just that. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone, not just job seekers.
As a result of reading this book, I was able to reflect on my approach with my students, clients, family, and friends. I have now given this book as a gift to many professionals and friends to aid in the development of their own professionalism and business perspective. Remember: it is through service to others that we find fulfillment and happiness.