Harrison Barnes' Legal Career Advice Podcast
  • Harrison Barnes
33 episodes
The Lawyers Rising podcast features Founder and CEO of BCG Attorney Search, Harrison Barnes, in conversation with BCG Recruiting Manager, Brie Mills. In each episode, the two will share their expertise 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.

Episodes

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
2020 Aug 3130m 19s
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.
Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Why Attorneys Need to be Exploited to Succeed
2020 Aug 3125m 15s
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.
Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Why ego damages the careers of so many attorneys
2020 Jul 1626m 37s
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 detriment.
Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: What to do if you're not getting the job offers you want
2020 Jul 0229m 13s
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.
Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: The 5 reasons you don't get hired after an interview
2020 Jun 1930m 33s
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 that every employer asks themselves about you.  This podcast will reveal those 5 questions and how you can prepare for them.
Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Simple tips for writing a great resume
2020 Jun 1129m 19s
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.
Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: What Happens When You Allow Others to Control Your Access to Information
2020 Jun 0126m 37s
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.
Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Top 10 Ways Attorneys Can Move to a Better Law Firm
2020 Jun 0130m 27s
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.
Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: How Attorneys and Law Students Can Use Networking to Find Legal Positions
2020 May 1539m 25s
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.
Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: How to Find a Legal Job
2020 May 1545m 55s
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!