• Featured 7 Comments 

    You Must Have the Home Team Advantage

    By Aug 12,2022

    One of the most interesting things to me is witnessing people when they make a complete reversal in their lives and overnight become incredibly successful, happy, and fulfilled people. Perhaps the reason this is so fascinating is that it happens so rarely. When this does happen, more often than not, the major life change is related to a career, location, mate, or some other important aspect of the person’s life. This is why, I believe, that making good decisions pertaining to these different areas of your life is among the most important determinants...

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  • Job Market 9 Comments 

    How to Choose a Recruiter Based on Recruiting Style

    By May 11,2022

    Every recruiter’s individual style has certain merits. However, there are recruiters who are truly exceptional at what they do. Choosing an exceptional recruiter is even more important in a bad market because the methods he or she uses determines if a candidate will find employment. As the CEO of a recruiting company, I am constantly astonished by the methods many recruiters use. We train our recruiters very carefully to recruit in a certain way and we are always very aware of how they are performing. I have been in the recruiting industry for...

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  • Goal Setting 8 Comments 

    Find Joy in Your Life’s Work-and Never Be without Work

    By Aug 11,2022

    In my work as an advocate for people to find jobs, I insist that the people who work for me enjoy their own jobs, and this includes the recruiting team. I expect the recruiters I work with to thoroughly enjoy, appreciate, and respect the people they are helping to find work. Everything we do is affected by our mindset. Your mindset needs to be in the right place with regard to your work. A good mindset is a foundation for success. A poor mindset makes for job dissatisfaction, frustration, and long days, and, ultimately, can bring about failure....

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  • Finding a Job 2 Comments 

    The Importance of Endorsements, References and Getting Others to Cheer for You

    By Jul 20,2022

    As a legal recruiter, one of the things I spent a lot of time doing was writing long, in-depth letters on behalf of my candidates. In many cases these letters would be over 10 pages long. The letters would contain discussions of the candidate’s character, overflowing praise of the attorney’s accomplishments and would also tell a story. I did such long and in-depth letters because I learned, early on in my legal recruiting career, that the longer and more praiseworthy the letter was the more likely the person was to get a job. Most recruiters...

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  • How to Succeed 1 Comment 

    Career Advice from Aristotle

    By Jul 27,2022

    Aristotle loved studying argumentation and the methods of appeal used to convince someone of a given idea. Aristotle believed that people can be persuaded by the following means: Ethos (an appeal to credibility) Pathos (an appeal to emotions) Logos (an appeal to logic) Each of these three methods of appeal is useful for you in your job search. In fact, if you use each of these means of persuasion effectively in your search, you should be very successful in getting a job. Ethos involves convincing someone that you have credibility. Ethos refers...

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Job Market 9 Comments 

How to Choose a Recruiter Based on Recruiting Style

By May 11,2022

Every recruiter’s individual style has certain merits. However, there are recruiters who are truly exceptional at what they do. Choosing an exceptional recruiter is even more important in a bad market because the methods he or she uses determines if...

continue reading >>

Goal Setting 8 Comments 

Find Joy in Your Life’s Work-and Never Be without Work

By Aug 11,2022

In my work as an advocate for people to find jobs, I insist that the people who work for me enjoy their own jobs, and this includes the recruiting team. I expect the recruiters I work with to thoroughly enjoy, appreciate, and respect the people they...

continue reading >>

Staying Positive 6 Comments 

Sick Crows, Your Attitude, and Being on the Winning Team

By Jul 04,2022

Over the past week I have been witnessing something extremely unusual in my backyard. There is a crow outside, who appears to be ill – he’s not doing well at all. The crow appears to be infected with West Nile Virus. He wanders around appearing...

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ABOUT HARRISON BARNES

BCG Attorney Search, founded by Harrison Barnes, leads the legal recruiting industry in placing top associates and partners in premier law firms, bringing a high level of service and commitment to excellence within the legal world. Harrison has been an attorney, legal recruiter, and career coach for over 20 plus years, and it is indeed his passion in life. Read More…

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