• Featured 22 Comments 

    Choose Your Frames of Reference Wisely

    By Sep 24,2020

    I spent the summer following my first year of law school working at the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) in Washington, DC. The entire summer and the events leading up to it resulted in one of the strangest experiences I have ever had. After I got the job with the DOJ, I was required to undergo a security clearance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After contacting and questioning many people I knew in the past, the FBI also required me to take a physical and a drug test. In late spring, I went in for the physical when

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  • Job Market 12 Comments 

    Why Aren’t There More American Day Laborers, Doctors, Engineers and Textile Workers?

    By Aug 14,2020

    From the time I was young, I watched people ignore the most basic law of economics. This basic law is all around us and it controls a great deal of what happens in the world. It controls who you are friends with, who you are married to, where you live, where you work, what kind of car you drive, and much more. You, too, are likely ignoring this basic law of economics in some part your life. The employer you work for may be ignoring this basic law. All around you are people, companies, institutions, and more who ignore

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  • Goal Setting 4 Comments 

    Upgrade Your Career and Life by Finding Work to Be Done

    By Sep 17,2020

    Several years ago, I decided I didn’t want to work in a law firm anymore. The problem was that I didn’t know what else I could do besides practice law. Also, I didn’t have any money. In order to continue to make a living, I needed to do something that is among the most important skills we can have: I needed to create work for myself. I have written extensively about the importance of creating work before, because without the ability to create work for yourself, you might as well settle for a life of mediocrity. The more work

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  • Finding a Job 22 Comments 

    Choose Your Frames of Reference Wisely

    By Sep 24,2020

    I spent the summer following my first year of law school working at the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) in Washington, DC. The entire summer and the events leading up to it resulted in one of the strangest experiences I have ever had. After I got the job with the DOJ, I was required to undergo a security clearance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After contacting and questioning many people I knew in the past, the FBI also required me to take a physical and a drug test. In late spring, I went in for the physical when

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  • How to Succeed 4 Comments 

    Plan for Success – Not Failure

    By Sep 21,2020

    When I was younger, there was a restaurant on Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, that used to offer people a percentage off the price of their meals equal to a person’s age, on the person’s birthday each year. So, on your 25th birthday, for instance, you would get a 25% discount on your meal. On your 50th birthday, you would get a 50% discount on your meal. Not surprisingly, this particular restaurant was extremely popular with older people on their birthdays. In fact, elderly people came from all over town on their birthdays...

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Job Market 12 Comments 

Why Aren’t There More American Day Laborers, Doctors, Engineers and Textile Workers?

By Aug 14,2020

From the time I was young, I watched people ignore the most basic law of economics. This basic law is all around us and it controls a great deal of what happens in the world. It controls who you are friends with, who you are married to, where you live,...

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Goal Setting 4 Comments 

Upgrade Your Career and Life by Finding Work to Be Done

By Sep 17,2020

Several years ago, I decided I didn’t want to work in a law firm anymore. The problem was that I didn’t know what else I could do besides practice law. Also, I didn’t have any money. In order to continue to make a living, I needed to...

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Staying Positive 11 Comments 

The Power of the Positive

By Sep 03,2020

I believe that one of the most powerful things in the universe is the mind. Through our minds we can change the world. Skyscrapers, rocket ships, submarines–everything that exists has been conceived in the minds of men and women. If you think about...

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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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