Getting Ahead

Getting Ahead

Push Yourself Outside Your Comfort Zone

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About ten years ago, an attorney who had been practicing about seven or eight years longer than me purchased his first house.  I remember congratulating him on the purchase, and his response shocked me at the time: “I am very happy with the house. ...

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Never Abandon Work You Are Exceptional At

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In the movie industry, when a movie studio makes a successful movie that becomes a blockbuster, they generally will make a sequel. They would be crazy not to. They have a formula that works. It is the same thing with books, television shows and other...

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The Old Man, the Radiator Shop, and Integrity

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In the summer of 1989, a man put a 5,000 gallon tank of asphalt sealer in an unused bay of his radiator repair shop. Instead of servicing cars, the mechanic had chosen to place a gigantic tank of asphalt sealer within that space. Somehow a large asphalt...

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Builders and Destroyers

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Several years ago, I wrote an article for BCG Attorney Search called “Builders and Destroyers”. In this article, I discussed the two types of people one may encounter inside a law firm: (1) People whose mission it is to build and improve things around...

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Use the Power of a Motivating Force and Routine to Drive You Forward

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Every time I have met someone who is extraordinarily successful, I have always taken an interest in finding out how the person became so successful. It may take me a few weeks of knowing the person, or a few months, but I am generally able to get the...

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Why You Need to Be Calculating

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Years ago I was seeing a woman who was romantically involved with another man — her boss at the time.  I knew about this from picking up numerous clues, but the most damning evidence was a diary that for some reason had been left open on the nightstand...

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You Need to Sell, Sell, Sell

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A strange misconception among many people, especially professionals, is that there is something wrong with selling. When I talk about selling, I am referring to any number of sales activities: Selling yourself in an interview Selling yourself in a cover...

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Are You More Specific-or More General?

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One summer I was working in New York City for a big law firm and was told to go see an important partner about an assignment. I went into the partner’s office and was handed a file: “We have a deadline of next Thursday. Make sure we have...

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Take Responsibility

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A few months ago, a famous businessman came to visit me in my office. This man is quite well-known and was a high-profile politician at one point in his career. He is the sort of executive you may read about on the cover of the Wall Street Journal, and...

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Release the Lack That You Feel, and Reach Your Full Potential

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Several years ago, I was working and living in a small, inexpensive city. At the time, I was renting a huge two-bedroom apartment that cost around $700 a month. I went out to dinner a few times a week, had lots of cable television channels, and drove...

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Job Market

How to Choose a Recruiter Based on Recruiting Style

By on May 11,2022

Recruiters use a variety of approaches, each of which has its merits; the best recruiters, however, use a combination of established methods. You need to work with a recruiter who understands these various methods, and supports your job search on multiple fronts. Exceptional recruiters are even more valuable in a bad job market, as their approach or combination of approaches will make the difference in whether or not you find employment.

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