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Choose Your Frames of Reference Wisely

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I spent the summer following my first year of law school working at the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) in Washington, DC. The entire summer and the events leading up to it resulted in one of the strangest experiences I have ever had....

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

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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...

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Don’t Be Persuaded by Others Who Tell You How to Do Your Job Search

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Several years ago, I was sitting at my desk when my secretary ran into my office. She told me the career services dean of a major American law school was on the telephone, demanding to speak with me, and that she was extremely angry. I took the...

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Use Your Emotion Instead of Being a Critic

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When I was an attorney, I stopped going out to lunch with other attorneys during the day.  The reason was not that I was not hungry. Instead, I stopped going out to lunch because just about everyone I worked with would want to dedicate the lunch to a...

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The Power of Gratitude in Your Job Search

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Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude. –Wallace Wattles After years of counseling attorneys in their searches for new employment, I’ve realized most attorneys do not appreciate...

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You Need to Be Able to Close

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The ability to ‘‘close’‘ and get the sale is the most important skill in selling. It’s something that few people know how to do. Many people can get a consumer, an employer, or others to the cusp of making a purchasing or a hiring decision;...

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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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Be Proactive in Business and in Your Job Search

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The gloomy estimates you’ve heard about business failures are not exaggerated. As many as half of all small businesses launched in the United States this year will not be around by the end of next year. These businesses will remain as little more than...

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Jobs from Employers and Employer Websites

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When looking for a job, as with anything you do, you get rewards only when you put work into it. Researching employer websites is not the easiest type of work to do. It requires more effort than simply going to a job site, as you may be accustomed...

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How to Find Public Interest Jobs and Nonprofit Jobs

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If you have a passion for a certain issue, such as civil rights, the environment, helping the poor, or animals, public interest can be an excellent career choice. In public interest you will be working with others who share a passion for an issue...

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Look at Your Job (or the Job You Are Seeking) from Your Employer’s Point of View

By on Apr 04,2017

Businesses who understand what their clients want, rather than what they presume their clients want, tend to perform much better than their competitors. You must view your service from your client’s point of view. In a job search you must view your potential employers as customer. You must find out what is important to your employer or interviewer, and you will stand out in your job search.

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