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In Defense of Long-Term Employment with a Single Employer

Companies who have been around for long periods of time are usually doing something right, and people who remain with a single employer for long periods are usually considered stable and committed to... By Harrison Barnes
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Choose Your Negotiations Wisely

Everything is negotiable, and thus it is important that you choose your negotiations wisely. First, judge your negotiating environment and determine when you can and cannot negotiate; in many... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Job Market, Career Advice, Job Search Guru, The Role of Jobs in Today’s World, Negotiations Wisely, Process Of Negotiation

Government Bailouts, Groups and Your Career

In business, innovation comes from the freedom to operate; stagnation and failure result when a government attempts to legislate business. Limiting peoples’ ability to make a certain amount of money... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Selling, Automotive, Career Advice, Accounting, Insurance Companies, Salesman, Keeping a Job, Job Search Guru, Finding a Job, The Role of Jobs in Today’s World, Job Search Blog, Your Career, Advancement, American Economy

Get Security By Concentrating on the Needs of Your Employer

Concentrate on your employer’s needs in order to achieve career stability. While everyone seeks security, it is detrimental to approach your job search with this as your main motivator; concentrating... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Careers, Employment, Graduate, Job Search, Manufacturing, Career Advice, New Job, Legal Jobs, Medical School, Keeping a Job, Job Security, Legal Work, The Role of Jobs in Today’s World, Legal Career, Attorney Search, Computer Programming

5 Toxic Behaviors That Push People Away: The Best Way to Recognize These Behaviors and Change Them

I have seen the damage toxic behaviors cause. People with these behaviors have difficulties remaining in relationships, holding onto friends and acquaintances, keeping jobs and even getting jobs. By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Validation, Empathy, Sense Of Self, Job Search, Anger, Self Esteem, Differences, Keeping a Job, The Role of Jobs in Today’s World, Power Of Gratitude, Your Ego, Negative Emotions, Concentrate On Positive, Builders And Destroyers

Ask Yourself Empowering Questions

Your thought process is a powerful determinant of your success or failure. Find a connection or unifying bond among the millions of thoughts that cross your mind every day, and use them to the... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Goal Setting, Meditation, Job Search, Career Advice, Empowerment, Job Search Guru, Finding a Job, The Role of Jobs in Today’s World, Career Search, Empowering Questions, Layoff, Meditation Goal

The Foot-in-the-Door Phenomenon and Your Job Search

Getting your foot in the door is an important, necessary first step towards getting the job you want. Once you are “in”, your colleagues will protect you if you work hard and you will have the same... By Harrison Barnes
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Parking Benefits and Falling in Love with Your Job

You must find a job about which you are passionate, perform it with dedication, and make sure this dedication is visible to those around you. When you devote yourself to a job that you love, you open... By Harrison Barnes
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How to Use Newspaper Classified Ads and Newspaper Help Wanted Ads to Look for Jobs

Even with technological advances, newspaper ads are still the best source for jobs and a very smart place to look. Regardless of your experience level, it is vital that you include newspapers in your... By Harrison Barnes
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External Sources and False Conflict

There is always a third party of some kind at the root of the conflicts in your life. Conflicts with others are an inevitable part of your life and career. When you analyze the conflicts in your... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Job Search, Career Advice, Legal Profession, Legal Jobs, Apply For A Job, Keeping a Job, Job Search Guru, The Role of Jobs in Today’s World, Job Search Industry, British Political Ends, Creating An Opportunity, External Sources, False Conflict, Public Funds

21 Major Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

I’ve tried to provide you with as much information as possible about mistakes to avoid when you are interviewing. Mastering these elements can ensure your success when interviewing and make you more... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Trust, Careers, Truth, Job Interviews, Anger, Job Interview, Self Esteem, Authenticity, Endorsements, Production Assistants, Job Hopping, The Role of Jobs in Today’s World, Employment Do’s and Don’ts, Being Present, Quality Products

Remain Calm

Remain calm at all times, and stay focused on the world around you to make considered decisions before acting. You must remain calm in order to fully understand people and situations around you, and... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Ceo, Manager, Job Search, Career Advice, Calm, Best Jobs, Keeping a Job, Job Search Guru, The Role of Jobs in Today’s World, Remain Calm, Calmer, Calmness, Dominos. Pizza, Leadership Roles

Expose Yourself to Pain in Your Job Search

-->When I was growing up, I did not have any friends whose parents were attorneys. In fact, I did not really know any attorneys until I got to college. A girlfriend of mine at that time had a friend whose stepfather was an attorney. I met him during my senior year, when I was applying to law schools. He seemed nice enough, and we shook hands and exchanged pleasantries, and that was that. When I went to law school several months later, I decided that I would write him to tell him that I was looki...
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Do Not Stand in the Way of Your Own Progress

--> I recently heard a story about a man who was on his deathbed. As he lay in bed, he pondered over what he had achieved in his lifetime, and he came to the conclusion that he had lived his life without making any mistakes whatsoever. This was by far the man’s greatest and most virtuous achievement, having worked hard his whole life to always be right and perfect. He had spent eighty years in this pursuit, as it was really all that mattered to him. The man felt a tremendous sense of reli...
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Imitation, Our Parents, and Transference

--> Several years ago, I was at dinner with a man and his wife, both of whom used to work for an advertising company that did business with Ralph Lauren. Since Lauren was their main account, they had spent years getting to know him and his staff and observing his business. And since Lauren is such a famous man, I was interested in their impressions of him. The couple was most struck by how Lauren’s inner circle of employees (the people who spent all their time working directly with him) were “ee...
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Why You Should Use Association Websites in Your Job Search

--> The focus of my career has been researching jobs from employer career pages, job sites, association sites and consolidating these jobs in one place. Through the course of this work I have learned how to track down jobs that few people know about and where applicants are likely to have a good chance of getting hired when they apply. One of the best places to track down jobs which (1) few people know about and (2) you stand good odds of getting an interview if you apply, is association website...
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How to Answer the “Tell Me about Yourself” Interview Question

--> The “tell me about yourself” question is one of the most common questions you will ever be asked in an interview and generally one of the questions that eliminates most applicants. In fact, the majority of people interviewing for jobs blow it on this one. When you are going into an interview, the interviewer already knows a lot about you from your resume (where you went to school and where you are working, for example). All interview questions are designed to determine five things: (1)    ca...
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Learn Something from the Upper and Lower Class: Do Not Be Paralyzed by Others’ Opinions

--> A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whom timidity prevented from making a first effort; who, if they could have been induced to begin, would in all probability have gone to great lengths in the career of fame. The fact is that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through the best we can. It will not do to be perpetual...
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How to Answer the “Do You Have Any Questions for Me?” Interview Question

--> Generally, at the end of an interview, the interviewer will ask something along the lines of, “Do you have any questions for us?” It is very important that you always ask questions in an interview when given the opportunity. Incredibly, the most common answer to this is “no” and (not so incredibly) this is the answer most likely to prevent you from being hired. The “no” answer is passive and does not demonstrate any interest or imagination. You should always have questions prepared prior to ...
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The Importance of Fitting In

One of the most persistent mistakes people make is not fitting in with their work environments. Fitting in enables you to both get and keep a job. In terms of what it takes to succeed in the long term, fitting in may actually be more important than your skill level. This little-known observation is lost on many people, and overlooking this can result in unhappy and unfulfilled careers. Conversely, being aware of this often results in very happy and fulfilling careers. The problem is that it is...
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You Need to Be Able to Close

--> The ability to ‘‘close’‘ and get the sale is the most important skill in selling. It’s something that few people know how to do. Many people can get a consumer, an employer, or others to the cusp of making a purchasing or a hiring decision; however, it’s the final ‘‘push’‘ that makes all the difference. It takes a tremendous amount of skill to sell yourself and get a job. It takes a tremendous amount of skill to go from someone who a potential employer will consider for the job to someone wh...
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21 Pieces of Career Advice No One Ever Gives You

--> 1. Your Attitude Is Just as Important as the Quality of Your Work In most organizations, there are various people who have a negative impression of the organization or, for whatever reason, do not like the management. There are also people who may have no problem with the organization but who, for whatever reason, get angry when they are being assigned additional tasks, or do not act enthusiastic and have a bad attitude. Most healthy organizations will generally not advance these people and,...
Tags: Featured, Small Business, Careers, Stress, Help, Weight Loss, Silicon Valley, Job Search, Mike Tyson, Entitlement, Promotion, Sense Of Entitlement, Mentor, Garcia, Tyson, Meg Whitman

Concentrate on the Process, Not the Results

Some time ago, I was listening to a seminar about a company that was in the furniture business. This company decided that because it was doing so well, it should expand into the piano business, and also sell pianos. They went out and purchased a Steinway and took the piano apart to study all of the pieces. Then they made the same pieces themselves and built a piano. When they finally had built their own piano and tried to play it, nothing but thuds came out of the instrument. Discouraged, not kn...
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Refuse to Acknowledge Setbacks and Intimidations, and You Will Never Fail

--> The police pulled in behind us the second we turned into my mother’s driveway, and turned on their lights. I was very frightened. I thought I might be going to jail that evening. I was not sure. I had assumed my mother and sister were staying in for the evening when we went joyriding in her car; however, I was wrong. She had walked up the street to the ice-cream parlor with my sister.  When she returned home, she assumed that the car was stolen because it was missing from the driveway. She c...
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Relationships, Commodities, and Making Connections

--> Several years ago, I was at a wedding rehearsal dinner with a man who was one of the several owners of a very famous New York and Los Angeles sushi restaurant called Nobu. I had never met the man before that night. I was seated right next to him and both of us were for some reason not at the “popular” tables at this event. We seemed to be isolated from the rest of the people, who all seemed to be having a very good time. The man was very wealthy and had a lot of very good business experi...
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Ducks, Semi Trucks, Upscale Doctors’ Offices, and Your Destiny

--> I have been keeping ducks as pets for some time now. I purchased the ducks when they were full grown, from a woman who raised them with chickens, and I migrated them into the little collection of farm animals that I have. These ducks were born and raised on dry land. They are perfectly happy waddling around on dry land; however, I am sure they would be happier if they were swimming in a pond, doing what ducks naturally do. Nevertheless, these ducks are happy, since they are fed well and ha...
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Find an Employer with Similar Values

--> In 1997, I was working for a federal judge in Bay City, Michigan. It was cold and I was working in a rural area that left a lot to be desired. Even the judge I worked for got the hell out of there when he could go to another part of Michigan. While the judge was a very nice person, the atmosphere had a certain inescapable formality from the way I was required to dress for work each day to other rituals that permeated the work. There were also some cultural differences that made it clear I di...
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Mentors, Attachment Disorders, and Your Career

-->When I was 15 years old, I spent a year living with my family in Bangkok, Thailand. We lived in a small apartment tower with about twelve other families. One day, I went down to the lobby of the apartment before going to school and there was a small puppy that had come in off the street. I did not know exactly where the puppy came from, but I did recognize that the guards in the building were not being all that nice to the puppy.  The puppy was obviously a street dog, and it appeared to be al...
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The Butterfly Effect, Pacifiers, and Interconnectedness

-->I am in my late 30s and I keep seeing all of these women who are around my age, or a little bit older, getting plastic surgery. Yesterday, one woman I know, who is pretty famous, sent me a link to an online video of her being interviewed on a national news program. I scarcely recognized her. I had not seen this woman in six months and she is in her mid-40s. She has undergone so much plastic surgery that I actually had to stop the video–because I was not sure it was her. I thought for a moment...
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The Lone Drainer and Carlos the Evil Plumber

--> Around Los Angeles there is a plumbing service known as the Lone Drainer. The Lone Drainer typically drives around in a van and responds to various plumbing issues. To my astonishment, there are Lone Drainers all over. I even saw a Lone Drainer in Australia a few years ago. I used the Lone Drainer for the first time in 1997.  The Lone Drainer showed up at our door one Saturday afternoon in response to a clogged sink. He was wearing a straw cowboy hat, which he tipped at me when I answered th...
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