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The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends

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Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure. “Oh, I already have a friend there. I’ll just contact him.” In the job market, it’s one of the more common things we hear...

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You Should Not Dabble: To Succeed It’s All or Nothing

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My last helicopter lesson was on a Christmas morning several years ago. I’m very glad that I made that my last helicopter lesson. I’d shown up at the flight school around 6:00 am. The previous evening, I’d been out pretty late and was...

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Your Ultimate Goal: How You Can Find Job Security

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One of the worst things that can happen to people is getting fired from a job with no notice. It can be devastating to lose your source of income unexpectedly, especially in a contracting economy. Losing a job can color our perspective on the world and...

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King Henry II and Understanding Your Employer

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Under King Henry II in the twelfth century, England established a common law.  This was a body of law that was common to all parts of the country.  Throughout Europe at the time, there was a wide body of law that was applied—there were feudal...

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The Importance of Culture in Organizations

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Employees’ level of success and overall happiness has more to do with a particular culture (which is sometimes also referred to as the personality of an organization) than with any other factor. This article discusses (a) the importance of organizational...

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Do Not Get Involved in the Social Side of the Office

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Several years ago we had an employee at one of our companies who was extremely intelligent. This person was older and had worked at several jobs before coming to our company. Although he’d never excelled at any of these jobs, he’d done well enough....

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Do Not Be Immobilized in Your Job Search

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Several years ago, I was sitting in my office and the most amazing candidate came across my desk. The attorney had a degree in a hard science discipline from a school like CalTech or MIT (I believe it was physics), had gone to a good law school,...

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Treating Your Career Like a Small Business

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No one seems to take the time to consider that their careers are businesses. Your career is no different than any small business. You have a product (you) that you’re selling to your audience (your employer). You need to run your career exactly...

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How to Talk about Other Interviews in Your Interviews

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One of the questions I receive quite often from people I work with is whether or not they should talk about other interviews while they are interviewing with a potential employer. Let me emphasize one thing: This is one of the more important questions...

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The Best Way to Prepare for a Job Search and Interviews

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Several years ago when looking for a position in Los Angeles, I interviewed with numerous law firms. In virtually every one of these interviews I ran across an attorney who knew not one, not two, not three—but numerous, numerous attorneys in my...

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The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends

By on Dec 21,2021

Despite the obvious advantages, getting jobs through a friend or relative may ultimately harm you. When you do so, you risk lowering your colleagues’ opinions of you, who may see your connections as evidence that you lack the skills to get your position on your own merits. Nonetheless, there are situations in which it is acceptable to take advantage of such connections, but you must be on your guard; make sure that the job you get is a good fit, and one in which you would perform well regardless of your connections.

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