• Featured 10 Comments 

    21 Pieces of Career Advice No One Ever Gives You

    By May 07,2021

    1. Your Attitude Is Just as Important as the Quality of Your Work In most organizations, there are various people who have a negative impression of the organization or, for whatever reason, do not like the management. There are also people who may have no problem with the organization but who, for whatever reason, get angry when they are being assigned additional tasks, or do not act enthusiastic and have a bad attitude. Most healthy organizations will generally not advance these people and, in many cases, try and force them out the door....

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  • Job Market 3 Comments 

    Employers Want to Hire You

    By Mar 05,2021

    One of the most important things for you to realize when you are looking for a job and you see a position advertised is this: the employer wants to hire you. If the position is advertised, the employer is actually desperate to hire you. When I say ”desperate,” I mean the employer wants you yesterday, not today. The employer is losing money, or has a need that is really “calling out” when they start advertising jobs. A few years ago, I was running a company that was growing like crazy. We couldn’t hire or bring people...

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    Strategy, Symbolism, and Your Career

    By Apr 20,2021

    For several decades, Kaiser Permanente, a large HMO based in Oakland, California, has spent tens of millions of dollars annually advertising on television, in magazines, and various other media.  Kaiser, like other HMOs, traditionally promoted itself with the sorts of images you’d expect: a doctor treating a happy patient, a group of smiling doctors, and so forth.  A Kaiser advertisement generally also spoke about the quality and number of its doctors. For just about every HMO out there, this was the advertising formula. When meeting...

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  • Finding a Job 20 Comments 

    Being Against Something – and Your Job Search

    By Apr 27,2021

    When I was in college, I decided to start an anti-drug and alcohol-abuse organization. I affiliated with a giant group called BACCHUS (Better Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students), and one year I got funding in the amount of nearly $200,000 from the University of Chicago to bring Bill Bennett (the former “Drug Czar”) to speak to the students. In fact, I made such a presentation to the student counsel one year that they gave me over 35% of the student activities budget to bring in famous speakers and others,...

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  • How to Succeed 1 Comment 

    Use the Power of Contrasts to Drive Yourself Forward

    By May 04,2021

    The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. Richard P. Feynman, Nobel-Prize Winning Physicist When my father was growing up, his father used to spend occasional Sunday afternoons driving him through expensive neighborhoods around Detroit and showing him the expensive houses in these neighborhoods. My grandfather was a newspaper man and never made a lot of money. When I was growing up, my father also didn’t make a lot of money and did the same thing with me. It was often uncomfortable cruising...

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Job Market 3 Comments 

Employers Want to Hire You

By Mar 05,2021

One of the most important things for you to realize when you are looking for a job and you see a position advertised is this: the employer wants to hire you. If the position is advertised, the employer is actually desperate to hire you. When I say ”desperate,”...

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Goal Setting Leave a Comment 

Strategy, Symbolism, and Your Career

By Apr 20,2021

For several decades, Kaiser Permanente, a large HMO based in Oakland, California, has spent tens of millions of dollars annually advertising on television, in magazines, and various other media.  Kaiser, like other HMOs, traditionally promoted itself...

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Staying Positive 1 Comment 

The Fear of Rejection and Your Career

By Apr 24,2021

In the legal recruiting realm, a recruiter typically needs to introduce a candidate to more than one law firm in order to get the candidate an interview. You could have a candidate at the top of their class from Harvard Law School practicing at one of...

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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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