career advice | a harrison barnes

career advice | a harrison barnes

The Benefits of Failure

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Several years ago I was working with a distinguished law firm partner who had been given a few months to find a new job by his existing firm. The partner had not looked for a job in probably twenty-five-plus years and I think his confidence was ...

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Insider Trading, Ponzi Schemes, and Making the Most of Your Assets

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One kind of story that probably will forever be a part of the news is the kind of story concerning various arrests and criminal prosecutions for insider trading, Ponzi schemes, and so forth. When these arrests have occurred, whether we are talking about...

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Protect Your Reputation at All Costs

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“A risk to reputation is a threat to the survival of the enterprise.” -Peter J. Firestein I read an article once about Blackstone executive David Blitzer, whose father-in-law he once charged with trying to shake him down for $7.5 million. The man...

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Cheap Is Expensive: A Marine Disaster

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One thing I’ve learned in my lifetime is if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Every day, so many of us are glued to televisions and see people become rich overnight on game shows. Growing up, kids receive a lot of messages that you...

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Finish What You Start

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If you drive less than an hour outside of any major city in America, you will very quickly begin to see a different world. Typically, in the best neighborhoods and areas, the lawns are well maintained and there is not much to see beyond trees, flowers,...

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Women and Men, Planning, and Unemployment

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In my days of practicing law, some of the other young male associates were extremely secretive about sharing their personal lives with anyone in the firm. There were two things they did not necessarily want everybody to know about: Whether they were...

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The Path of Prosperity

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In his book, “The Path of Prosperity”, James Allen teaches you how to change your life through the way you think. This book will help you  understand how to find peace and prosperity by changing your attitudes and reactions to life’s...

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Attaining Your Desires by Letting Your Subconscious Mind Work for You

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Genevieve Behrend’s Attaining Your Desires by Letting Your Subconscious Mind Work for You is a magical book that conveys to us the method of scientific right thinking and compels us to use it to think only of those things you wish to see crystallized...

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Thought-Force In Business and Everyday Life

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“Thought-Force In Business and Everyday Life” by William Atkinson is an extremely interesting book that talks about personal magnetism, the quality of attracting and influencing people around us. Success in life, according to Atkinson,...

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Immanuel Kant and What Good Hiring Managers Should Look For

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Many people who make hiring decisions really do not know what they are doing. In fact, they often make mistake after mistake when hiring. They put too much emphasis on skills and experience. They are overly impressed with interviewing skills. They...

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

By on Sep 20,2022

Just as a Unique Selling Position (USP) is important to sell a product, your own USP is vital for marketing yourself to potential employers. You must define your USP before even creating your resume, as it comprises the basic product that you are trying to sell in your interview. Focus your USP on a specific niche, for which there is market demand, and make it thoroughly persuasive.

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