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Induction, Deduction, and Your Career

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When you look at the way something has been in the past to draw conclusions about the way something always will be, or always is, you are using inductive reasoning. A standard example of induction would be: All grass examined thus far is green. This...

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Working on Sundays and Concentrating on Your Work

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There is a secret to success, common among most successful people out there that I have seen time and time again: Working on Sundays. When I was practicing law, the best attorneys were always in on Sundays. When I was a student in college and law school,...

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Upgrade Your Career and Life by Finding Work to Be Done

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Several years ago, I decided I didn’t want to work in a law firm anymore. The problem was that I didn’t know what else I could do besides practice law. Also, I didn’t have any money. In order to continue to make a living, I needed to...

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Harmonize with the People in Your Environment

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One of the most unusual candidates I ever worked with back when I was a job recruiter was someone who had basically worked for five different law firms in a five-year period. He had absolutely stellar credentials, having attended the best schools, and...

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You Need to Be Self-Managing and Responsible

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Several years ago our company was operating in downtown Los Angeles. At less than a year old, the company was very small at the time; however, the people I was working with were nothing short of extraordinary: I had one computer programmer who had gone...

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A Message to Garcia and Your Career

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One of the most inspiring true stories I have ever read is A Message to Garcia, by Elbert Hubbard. It is a short essay that discusses the initiative of a soldier who is assigned a difficult mission of delivering a message and comes through, completing...

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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 like...

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The Secret Career Tactic of “Lock In”

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In my experience, some of the smartest and most dangerous people in the world are insurance salesmen, copier salespeople, and auto salespeople. They have a secret called “the lock in” that you can use to seriously enhance your career. Insurance Salespeople...

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Moses, Great Religious Figures, the Wilderness, and Your Career

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On a Christmas vacation over ten years ago, I went home to Detroit from Los Angeles, where I was practicing law at the time. I was taking a 10-day vacation. Over the course of those ten days, I found myself having trouble getting to sleep every night....

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Persist Until You Succeed

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Today I would like to share with you one of my favorite quotes. This quote is something that can change your life forever if you adopt the incredible power of it in your life: I will persist until I succeed. In the Orient young bulls are tested for the...

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The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends

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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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