• Featured 5 Comments 

    Never Overlook the Obvious

    By Sep 17,2021

    When I was in my third year of college in Chicago, I received a notice from the City of St. Claire Shores, Michigan, that I owed them $18,000 and needed to report to court, because I might actually be responsible for owing them even more money. St. Claire Shores is a working class suburb outside of Detroit. In addition, the City was deciding whether to bring more serious criminal charges against me in the preliminary hearing that had been scheduled during spring break. This was a lot of money and I knew exactly what the entire thing was about....

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  • Job Market 4 Comments 

    Socrates and Your Job Search

    By Aug 31,2021

    Several years ago, we were launching a newsletter for law schools. One of our employees, who was working on the project, decided that the title of the newsletter should be, “The Signal.” He was very enthusiastic about this particular title. In fact, I had never seen him so enthusiastic about anything. The problem with this name was that the domain name for it had been taken long ago and I seem to remember that the person who owned the domain name had no interest in selling it. Without a domain name, it did not seem like it made

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  • Goal Setting 4 Comments 

    Treating Your Career Like a Small Business

    By Aug 27,2021

    No one seems to take the time to consider that their careers are businesses. Your career is no different than any small business. You have a product (you) that you’re selling to your audience (your employer). You need to run your career exactly like a business person runs a business. There is no greater skill to have with your career than to run it like a business. As a business, your goal is survival and to sell your product for as much money as possible. So, too, it is with your career. Be a good business person and your

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  • Finding a Job 7 Comments 

    The Power of Gratitude in Your Job Search

    By Sep 14,2021

    Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude. –Wallace Wattles After years of counseling attorneys in their searches for new employment, I’ve realized most attorneys do not appreciate what they have, and are, for the most part, ungrateful. I think there is an epidemic of sorts of ingratitude among attorneys. Most do not appreciate their jobs and are enormously critical of themselves and others, regardless of whether they are earning $30,000 or $2 million per year. This lack of...

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  • How to Succeed 7 Comments 

    How to Manage Crisis

    By Sep 13,2021

    One of the scariest things for any of us is being in crisis. A crisis can be defined several ways. It can be: the loss of a job a divorce a traumatic injury a death the alienation of a loved one due to a fight or disagreement a severe illness or even your own impending death Crisis is absolutely one of the most challenging things we face, and when many people are in crisis, they simply cannot cope and fall apart. The key to managing any crisis is to look towards the future while you’re inside the crisis. You always need to

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Job Market 4 Comments 

Socrates and Your Job Search

By Aug 31,2021

Several years ago, we were launching a newsletter for law schools. One of our employees, who was working on the project, decided that the title of the newsletter should be, “The Signal.” He was very enthusiastic about this particular title....

continue reading >>

Goal Setting 4 Comments 

Treating Your Career Like a Small Business

By Aug 27,2021

No one seems to take the time to consider that their careers are businesses. Your career is no different than any small business. You have a product (you) that you’re selling to your audience (your employer). You need to run your career exactly...

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Staying Positive 3 Comments 

Take Small Actions and Meet Others

By Sep 16,2021

When I was in law school, I was standing in a bar one day and the most beautiful girl I’d seen around campus walked up to me and said: “I’m just wondering why you never come up to me and try to talk to me. Every other guy I see around...

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BCG Attorney Search, founded by Harrison Barnes, leads the legal recruiting industry in placing top associates and partners in premier law firms, bringing a high level of service and commitment to excellence within the legal world. Harrison has been an attorney, legal recruiter, and career coach for over 20 plus years, and it is indeed his passion in life. Read More…

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