• Featured 11 Comments 

    Use Existing Resources

    By Jun 02,2020

    Several years ago, I was practicing in a large law firm that, at the time, probably had 800 attorneys in it. Down the hall from me, there was an attorney who was involved in a very large case. She had a team of around six attorneys and four paralegals assisting her with the case. The attorneys who were assisting her were the “cream of the crop” and went to the best law schools and had the best experience. She was considered one of the best lawyers in her field in the country. Every day, she would come in around

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  • Job Market 6 Comments 

    The Kick-Ass Marketing Secret of the Most Successful Job Applicants and Employees

    By Mar 31,2020

    I’ve been going to conferences for one thing or another at least a couple times a year for the past several years. I’ve spent thousands of dollars attending marketing-related conferences. If I go to one more conference where someone talks about USPs (Unique Selling Propositions), I will probably get up and leave. I’m going to teach you in the next few minutes what the best marketing minds in the world would charge you thousands of dollars to tell you about how to market yourself. You will learn how...

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    Values and Your Career

    By May 23,2020

    In my entire career, I have not come upon a single instance in which a candidate left their firm within one year of starting there.  Putting a person in a job where they are likely to stay is more difficult than it may sound.  In order for someone to stay in a job for an extended period of time, they need to believe that the job is a good fit for them. In speaking with jobseekers, I have heard comments like: “That firm is so cool, the people there all like to do stuff like go mountain climbing together.”

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  • Finding a Job 1 Comment 

    Cover Letter Tips

    By May 19,2020

    Too many people approach their job searches from the perspective of their own needs. They need a job, they need to make more money, they need flexible working hours and benefits. This is not the way to get a job. In fact, this “me-too” method of job seeking is unlikely to get you anywhere. Several months ago I was in the airport in New Delhi, India, with time on my hands. I started looking around one of the shops, and after a few minutes, the person working the counter posed a surprising question. “Can you give me a job

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  • How to Succeed 1 Comment 

    Patron Tequila, Guns & Roses and Seeing and Doing What Others Do Not

    By May 25,2020

    One of my neighbors in Malibu is John Paul Dejoria. According to Forbes, he is worth over 4-billion dollars. Dejoria started a shampoo company called Paul Mitchell with $750 while homeless and living in his car. That company now does close to 1-billion dollars a year in revenue. Last year I somehow ended up at Dejoria’s Christmas party (I have never personally met Dejoria). On a 60-degree day he had several tons of snow trucked in and built a giant sledding hill at his house. He had genuine reindeer and all sorts of exotic animals to help...

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Job Market 6 Comments 

The Kick-Ass Marketing Secret of the Most Successful Job Applicants and Employees

By Mar 31,2020

I’ve been going to conferences for one thing or another at least a couple times a year for the past several years. I’ve spent thousands of dollars attending marketing-related conferences. If I go to one more conference...

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Goal Setting Leave a Comment 

Values and Your Career

By May 23,2020

In my entire career, I have not come upon a single instance in which a candidate left their firm within one year of starting there.  Putting a person in a job where they are likely to stay is more difficult than it may sound.  In order for someone...

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Staying Positive 10 Comments 

Ships, Relativity and Your Happiness

By May 31,2020

A few months ago, I found myself sitting in a shipyard getting ready to look at a couple of ships. The particular ship I was going to look at next had originally been used to ferry crew back and forth to oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. It had three huge...

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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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