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

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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...

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Socrates and Your Job Search

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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....

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

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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...

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Always Interview on Fridays

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When I was in college I remember going for an interview with the investment bank JP Morgan. I had no idea how I had gotten the interview but it was for something dealing with finance and statistical studies of Asian securities markets. I had gone to...

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How You Handle Chaos Will Determine Your Success or Failure

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Yesterday, I received a telephone call at 9:00 am from an employee who had been working for a recruiting company of ours for less than 72 hours and was giving notice before boarding an airplane. We had brought this particular employee out to work for...

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

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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....

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Good Things Only Happen When You Are Moving

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Probably the low point of my life was the summer I decided I needed to get ready for eleventh grade. Since I was young, I had been told that if I wanted to get into a good college, I would have to earn excellent grades in eleventh grade. My father had...

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Winning in Your Job Search and Life Means Going Forward No Matter What Criticism You Think You May Receive

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Every day when I sit down to work in the morning and turn on my computer, I receive several emails and comments about the companies I run and about me personally. Some people write to tell me I’m the stupidest person they’ve ever encountered. Other...

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The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends

By on Feb 03,2020

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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