Helping others can benefit your career

I came across a great article that talks about three ways in which helping others will benefit your own career.

The first talks about how helping others will make you a team leader. True leaders are those that are willing to go out of their way to help others get better or learn more about what they do. If you are a CEO, your job is to inspire and get those working in your company to be the best they can be. If you aren’t willing to help others understand or learn than your company could collapse right beneath you. You need to be willing to teach others so they will advance within the company, and in turn people will feel more comfortable and happy in their position. Apple’s past CEO Steve Jobs might have seemed like a very hard person to work for, but he cared so much, especially about the people who worked for his company. He was a true leader, which helped the company grow to be the biggest company in the world.

Helping someone also increases your network and provides a moment of connection between individuals. You are making a difference in others. If you were to help someone, you figure that person would be willing to help you in return too. “What comes around, goes around.”

Helping others also makes you a team player. Most companies are looking for employees who are true team players. People who are looking to learn and teach others without being asked to. By being a team player you are willing to be open to new ideas and work with others for the betterment of the company.