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Over Deliver Because It Is Not about You

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Several years ago, I was in the midst of opening up various legal recruiting offices around the United States. In my sheer enthusiasm for the business, I would bring new recruiters from around the country to Los Angeles and have them live with me for...

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The Importance of Planting Seeds: My Experience with the Scientologists

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“And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: a sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured...

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Success Requires Ignoring Group Norms

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When I started legal recruiting, within a few months of starting the business, I met a man who was one of the founders of the dominant legal recruiters association. At one time, he had the largest legal recruiting firm in California. As I spent time getting...

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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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You Need to Bring a Singular Focus to Everything You Do

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What makes a person really good at something? The answer to this question is identical to the reason for exceedingly high success in any profession. There are people who are really good at finding jobs. People who are good at finding jobs bring an incredible...

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Robin Hood and Appealing to an Employer’s Noble Motives

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I grew up in a suburb of Detroit and went to school with several kids whose parents were in the Detroit Mafia. I would name them, but to be completely honest, I’m afraid I might turn up dead if I did. I don’t want to upset these people with...

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Career Lessons from Mother Teresa

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I have found that by examining the careers of the most successful people out there you can learn a ton of lessons. It does not matter if the person is a business person, a musician, or a religious figure: They all have lessons to teach. While I am not...

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The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends and Family

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Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure. –Tacitus (c. 55-120 A.D.) “Oh, I already have a friend there. I’ll just contact her.” In the legal recruiting realm, this...

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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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