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The People You Work and Associate with Can Either Make or Break You

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When I was practicing law, there was a partner at my law firm that everyone warned me to stay away from—she was apparently quite difficult to work for. It seemed that once someone got involved in a project working for this woman their career practically...

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Use Existing Resources

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Several years ago, I was practicing in a large law firm that, at the time, probably had 800 attorneys in it. Down the hall from me, there was an attorney who was involved in a very large case. She had a team of around six attorneys and four paralegals...

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Become Entrepreneurial

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The greatest challenge you have in your career and in your life is to avoid becoming a mere commodity. When you are a commodity, you are no different from the next guy. People can copy you and schools can stamp out tons of people just like you. Employers...

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Be Resourceful

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Something that very few people realize is the most important aspect in any of our success, regardless of whom we may be, is our ability to be resourceful. Being resourceful is an incredible skill and something that really separates the extraordinary...

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Slipping, Falling Down, Gravity, and Your Career

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Over the past few years my wife has watched a television show called Project Runway pretty religiously. Since she likes to watch television in the evenings after our daughter has gone to bed, I have seen countless episodes of this show. It involves young,...

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The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends

By on May 04,2017

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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