Job Search Series III: Pay It Forward (and Pay it Back)

Silvia Di Blasio, CCDP

“For it is in giving that we receive.”
St. Francis of Assisi

I believe in the power of giving, the power of volunteering, of giving until you have nothing left, giving until it hurts (as Mother Theresa said)…by giving, I feel true joy and connection. I lose myself into another soul, into whatever is we are made of, into the interconnectedness of it all. I feel fulfilled.

It is incredible how much comes back when you give: doors open everywhere, you meet extraordinary people and things start happening all around you…

Giving also means erasing your own loneliness, your own need for connection and meaning in life.

To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

Not just when you are looking for a job, but especially if you are a newcomer (to a country, town, career path, social group, etc.), giving is the…

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