looking for jobs

looking for jobs

Pay Attention to the Details

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (11 votes, average: 3.55 out of 5)
Loading...

One of the most important things you can do in your career, business, and life is pay attention to details. With very few exceptions, the most successful people I have met always have an extraordinary ability to pay attention to even the smallest details....

continue reading >>

Filed under Featured, Getting Ahead, How to Succeed 1 Comment  

Ducks, Semi Trucks, Upscale Doctors’ Offices, and Your Destiny

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

I have been keeping ducks as pets for some time now. I purchased the ducks when they were full grown, from a woman who raised them with chickens, and I migrated them into the little collection of farm animals that I have. These ducks were born and raised...

continue reading >>

Filed under Featured, Finding a Job, The Role of Jobs in Today’s World 2 Comments  

The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5)
Loading...

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...

continue reading >>

Filed under Featured, Finding a Job, Job Market 4 Comments  

Use Personal Stories to Connect with an Employer and Get a Job

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Whenever I meet a merchant, the biggest question I often have is how much something costs. Lots of merchants refuse to tell you how much something costs until they have shown you what they are selling and all of its various features. Many merchants also...

continue reading >>

Filed under Featured, Finding a Job 1 Comment  

The Benefits of Failure

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

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  shaken...

continue reading >>

Filed under Featured, Finding a Job, The Role of Jobs in Today’s World Leave a Comment  

Socrates and Your Job Search

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Several years ago, we were launching a newsletter for law schools. One of our employees, who was working on the project, decided that the title of the newsletter should be, “The Signal.” He was very enthusiastic about this particular title....

continue reading >>

Filed under Featured, Finding a Job, Job Market, Life Lessons 4 Comments  

The Importance of Endorsements, References and Getting Others to Cheer for You

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

As a legal recruiter, one of the things I spent a lot of time doing was writing long, in-depth letters on behalf of my candidates. In many cases these letters would be over 10 pages long. The letters would contain discussions of the candidate’s...

continue reading >>

Filed under Featured, Finding a Job 2 Comments  

How to Network

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Informal networks can make a massive difference in the quality of not only your job search but also your life. Too few people take the time to understand the importance of informal networks and referrals when it comes to getting your foot in the door...

continue reading >>

Filed under Featured, Finding a Job Leave a Comment  

How to Use Social Networking, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter in Your Job Search

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

In Los Angeles—like most major cities—if you go to a major auto dealer you will notice a group of ten or more salespeople, usually men, who are standing together (smoking, drinking coffee, gossiping, and so forth) waiting for you. In some dealerships...

continue reading >>

Filed under Featured, Finding a Job, The Role of Jobs in Today’s World Leave a Comment  

You Need to Stop Competing and Seeing Differences Between You and Others

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

If you are looking for a job, trying to improve in your current job, or simply wish to experience a better life, there’s one thing you need to do: You need to be friends with everyone you meet in business, and stop competing and seeing differences....

continue reading >>

Filed under Advancement, Featured 1 Comment  

  showing 1-10 of 17   NEXT »

Career Advice

Job Market

The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends

By on Nov 23,2018

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.

continue reading

recent posts

Want Powerful Career Advice?

Get my free newsletter and strategies that make people successful



Subscribe!