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Networking and Your Job Search

by J.J. on September 30, 2014

Networking and Your Job Search

Are you an attorney or law student who has just started your job search or is interested in transitioning to a new job? If you are, then don’t forget to include networking as part of your job search.

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Remember, networking is a tool and skill that allows you to establish relationships where both you and your contacts benefit in some way.

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Job Searching during the Holidays

by A. Harrison Barnes on September 23, 2014

Are you among the many job seekers who are contemplating whether you should waste time job searching during the holiday season? If you are, I advise you to start job searching. March Madness Nike Air Jordan Future
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    8 Things Not to Include on Your Resume

    by A. Harrison Barnes on August 4, 2014

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    Being in Control

    by A. Harrison Barnes on January 1, 2014

    “The extent to which you take responsibility over something is the extent to which you take control over it.”–I came across this quote the other day and it got me thinking; this statement can be related to many facets of one’s life.However, as an employment advocate, I find this to be especially true.Until you are ready to put all your efforts and strength into your job search, you will never fully realize the potential that does exist.

    A successful job search may require a plethora of factors.Having full control of each and every step is crucial in ultimately landing that position.Being proactive is first and foremost.Far too often, many job seekers wait for ‘things to happen’, allowing others along with external factors to control his or her destiny.Time is too precious to let go by the waste side.Every minute lost is an opportunity that may have been yours.

    For those of you in the legal industry, I urge you to stop and take a closer look at the services Legal Authority provides.This process allows you to delve into every opportunity imaginable.It puts you in control of your job search from start to finish. The ability to reach out to each and every firm is a powerful resource and one which may prove vital in order to attain that desired position.

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    Give Yourself the Most Options

    by A. Harrison Barnes on November 7, 2013

    In The Art of War, Sun Tzu said: “To be able to transform with the enemy is what is meant by ‘spiritlike‘.”

    What Sun Tzu meant is that groups who win in war have no fixed form; instead, they manifest themselves in whatever way required to attain victory. They take shape in response to what obstacles they are presented with.

    One of the exciting things about being an attorney is that your skills are transferable. For example, a litigator can become a construction defect attorney, a corporate attorney can practice law in Cleveland or Dubai and an intellectual property attorney can move from Texas to Pittsburgh. The fact is there are options everywhere if you know how to look and you know how to search.

    One of the best uses of your talents is to expand your options and take advantage of opportunities outside your current geographic area. In the legal field, you have opportunities available to you in other cities and other markets and even other practice areas. The sky is the limit for what you can achieve.

    When the economy changes, you need to be ready and willing to adapt. You need to “transform” in response to the obstacles ahead. This is what the best job seekers do. Follow their lead.

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    Your Job Search

    by scott on August 16, 2013

    The old cliché, ‘timing is everything’ is a phrase which relates to many of life’s situations.In an attorney’s job search, this statement cannot be overemphasized enough.Often times, I hear many misconceptions such as firms do not usually hire around this time of the year or the economy is just in too bad of shape.This is a big mistake.First and foremost, a successful job search requires that you be pro-active each and every day until you have found that ideal position.Those weeks and months you are unemployed, you are potentially losing thousands of dollars in income and this, of course, can be a strain on you and your family.

    Within the infrastructure of a firm or corporation, positions are often created to fill the overwhelming amount of work that filters into the legal department.This is why it is imperative to expand your job search in each and every avenue possible.Reaching out to the largest pool of potential employers will allow you to realize all of the opportunities that do exist in the present market.There is no undesirable time to send a resume and remember timing is everything!

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