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Harrison Barnes' Legal Career Advice Podcast

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This legal career and legal employment advice podcast from BCG Attorney Search Founder and CEO, Harrison Barnes, covers the most important topics affecting lawyers and their careers. In each episode, you will learn how to grow and accelerate your legal career through in-depth discussions on issues affecting the law profession and those that work in it. Drawing from over 20 years as a legal recruiter and attorney, Barnes will explore the culture and character of law firms, how to move in and out of them, and how to rise, thrive, and sustain a career. Their discussions will offer advice for both Partners and those still on the path.

This legal career and legal employment advice podcast from BCG Attorney Search Founder and CEO, Harrison Barnes, covers the most important topics affecting lawyers and their careers. In each episode, you will learn how to grow and accelerate your legal career through in-depth discussions on issues affecting the law profession and those that work in it. Drawing from over 20 years as a legal recruiter and attorney, Barnes will explore the culture and character of law firms, how to move in and out of them, and how to rise, thrive, and sustain a career. Their discussions will offer advice for both Partners and those still on the path.

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United States

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This legal career and legal employment advice podcast from BCG Attorney Search Founder and CEO, Harrison Barnes, covers the most important topics affecting lawyers and their careers. In each episode, you will learn how to grow and accelerate your legal career through in-depth discussions on issues affecting the law profession and those that work in it. Drawing from over 20 years as a legal recruiter and attorney, Barnes will explore the culture and character of law firms, how to move in and out of them, and how to rise, thrive, and sustain a career. Their discussions will offer advice for both Partners and those still on the path.

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English


Episodes

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: The Top Marketing and Sales Tricks Law Firms Use to Get You to Work There

9/29/2020
There is nothing more important for law firms than appealing to the right sorts of attorneys to get them to go to work there. It needs to look like the best option for the kinds of attorneys the firm wants to hire. A law firm will do all sorts of things to appeal to attorneys to get them to work for it and stay at work billing hours. To do this, law firms need to portray themselves as different from the competition and better -- and speak to you in some method. They need to look like the...

Duration:00:27:58

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Why Your Family and Social Background Will Determine Your Happiness and Success as an Attorney More than Your Academics or Firm

9/29/2020
It is common for people to go to excellent law schools and start in significant firms, then have lousy legal careers that go nowhere. You can have every advantage on a silver platter. But none of this will matter if you do not have the values and a perception of the world that supports your legal career. LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/bcg-attorney-search Website: https://www.bcgsearch.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGAttorneyJobs

Duration:00:20:23

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: The Worst Possible Questions Attorneys and Law Students Can Ask in Interviews

9/29/2020
Any legal employer interviewing you essentially has three vital questions: (1) can you do the job? (2) can you be managed? and (3) will you do the job long term? The interviewers are also asking a fourth question: do we like you? Every question you ask during a law firm interview should be evaluated through these four questions and whether they beget positive answers. Getting even one of these wrong can be fatal. LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/bcg-attorney-search Website:...

Duration:00:35:39

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Why You Should Never Give Up Your Law Firm Job Search

9/29/2020
Giving up your search is the most serious mistake you can make. Many people are not reaching their potential and unhappy because they gave up. The purpose of this podcast is to motivate you to persist with your job search, and teach you where 95% of the business of law is going on - outside of the largest law firms and all over. Why? Because those 95% of law firms will hire you if you persist with your search.

Duration:00:27:13

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Why being a great businessperson is such an important part of becoming a great lawyer

9/29/2020
Many attorneys go into the practice of law with the idea of making a lot of money. The purpose of this podcast is to tell you how to think about making money when practicing law. In reality, it doesn't matter where you went to law school, how well you did in law school, or even if you want to be an attorney. If you want to make money practicing law, you can. LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/bcg-attorney-search Website: https://www.bcgsearch.com/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:33:43

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Ten Reasons You Will Never Be in Control Over Your Legal Career if You Work in a Law Firm

8/31/2020
Many attorneys believe that if they do well in law school, get a good job and work hard, they will have happy and successful law firm careers. Failure is far more likely than success. Most attorneys put a ton of work into becoming attorneys, working in law firms, and failing. But there are so many factors you will be unable to control that your odds of failure are much higher than your odds for success. LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/bcg-attorney-search Website:...

Duration:00:30:19

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Why Attorneys Need to be Exploited to Succeed

8/31/2020
Something occurs in the minds of attorneys that prevents many from realizing their potential for success. They get hung up on whether they are being taken advantage of by their employers. In contrast, most successful lawyers trust the system to take care of them. They believe that if they do their best and give their best, the system will work out for them. In most organizations, there is a conflict between advancing those who give their all and holding back those who do not. Too many people...

Duration:00:25:15

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Why ego damages the careers of so many attorneys

7/16/2020
The happiest and most successful attorneys are often surprised when their success comes. You will do better when you stop prioritizing how things make you look and feel. When you remove yourself from the equation and just concentrate on what you can do, that feels right and makes you and others happy. Too many people base their lives and careers on others' opinions, withdraw when they do not get the feedback they want, or keep pushing to get more and more approval to their ultimate...

Duration:00:26:37

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: What to do if you're not getting the job offers you want

7/1/2020
Many attorneys feel angry or upset when employers offer them a job they believe is beneath their skillset or pays less than they think they should be making. Others get upset when they are not getting job offers at all. In this episode, you’ll learn why you shouldn’t get bitter. Here are some easy fixes to get your job search back on track. LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/bcg-attorney-search Website: https://www.bcgsearch.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGAttorneyJobs

Duration:00:29:13

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: The 5 reasons you don't get hired after an interview

6/18/2020
Once someone invites you for an interview, they do not care about your resume. They care about five different issues entirely—and the better you understand these, the better off you will be. Your resume says most of what needs to be said. A legal employer may say after an interview that they are not hiring you because "your experience is not right," but that is rarely true. The reason legal employers do not hire you is almost always because you are disqualified by one of the five questions...

Duration:00:30:33

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Simple tips for writing a great resume

6/10/2020
Daily I receive calls from law firms and others, rejecting some candidates and expressing interest in others. I want to be clear—there are specific patterns in people who get the most interviews and jobs, and those that do not. This all comes through on their resumes. If you want to get a position, you can listen to my advice, or ignore it at your own peril.

Duration:00:29:19

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Top 10 Ways Attorneys Can Move to a Better Law Firm

5/28/2020
It's not magic or parlor tricks that have helped struggling attorneys to secure incredible opportunities. Harrison has helped place many attorneys in prestigious law firms that, on paper, had a small probability of being hired. However, the attorneys who got these positions followed his guidelines and were able to achieve what seemed to be impossible.

Duration:00:30:27

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: What Happens When You Allow Others to Control Your Access to Information?

5/28/2020
When you are looking for a position, the greatest danger you face is others controlling the flow of information available to you. Because others control the information, most attorneys, law students, and legal staff only apply to a limited number of places limiting their opportunities. In this episode learn about all the places you should be looking for work.

Duration:00:26:37

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: How Attorneys and Law Students Can Use Networking to Find Legal Positions

5/14/2020
The most common method of getting a position is through networking. You are better off using networking to get defined positions than just applying on your own. You can also find positions in the emerging marketplace through networking. If you are not networking to find a position, you are making a huge mistake.

Duration:00:39:25

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: How to Find a Legal Job

5/14/2020
You do not know of all of the legal jobs out there—nor will you ever know about all of the jobs. The more job search methods you employ in searching for a legal position, the more jobs you are likely to find. In this podcast learn about all the places you should be searching to find the best job possible!

Duration:00:45:55

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Why Attorneys Should Look at Multiple Markets in Their Job Search

5/8/2020
Attorneys who limit their search to the market they are in severely hamper their career. Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, underappreciated, or need a new position, the smartest thing you can do is look at other markets. Not looking at other markets is one of the worst career mistakes you can make, yet it is one I see attorneys go through all the time. LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/bcg-attorney-search Website: https://www.bcgsearch.com/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:27:27

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Why it's so important to have others believe in you

4/28/2020
When you look at many of the most successful people, one thing is clear: They get lots of people to believe in them. The ability of the most successful people to inspire believers drives further success because it instills them with confidence and a willingness to take risks and makes others invest in them and their products. Others talk about them positively and, ultimately, this drives them forward.

Duration:00:33:35

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: How much does your law school matter?

4/23/2020
The law school you went to matters surprisingly little the longer you are out of law school. Do not get me wrong, the law school you went to matters – but it does not matter forever. The law school is simply a way to distinguish you from the tens of thousands of people graduating from law school each year. After that, no one cares for the most part. There are far more important factors law firms look at if you want to practice law for a long period of time. Today you will learn what those...

Duration:00:28:38

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: What to do if you're fired from a law firm

4/8/2020
Getting fired, or experiencing the disapproval of a law firm, is very difficult for most attorneys. I have seen many attorneys go off the rails after losing their job or having a negative experience in a law firm, and it never ends well. At work and in life, it is always important to react in a positive way when something negative happens to you. This episode will show you how.

Duration:00:33:53

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Top 10 Reasons Attorneys Should Look at Multiple Markets in Their Job Search

4/8/2020
Attorneys who limit their search to the market they are in severely hamper their career. Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, underappreciated, or need a new position, the smartest thing you can do is look at other markets.

Duration:00:26:45