The person who sent me the email is a paid subscriber of this new LawCrossing service through BCG Attorney Search, which places “new lawyers” with firms, I suppose? Our source must have been equally confused with a WTF cloud hovering above his head because these were his thoughts on the email:
What the hell is this? The vultures now descend with riddles?
I would happily give these guys a good percentage of my first year salary and bonus if they could find me a paying job. I see no reason why they should be paid a subscription up-front. The fact that they operate like my gym ($15 every month whether it does you any good or not.) makes it all the clearer that there are no jobs. And another thing: I have no doubt that I'm the target demographic here. I mean, BCG kicked me over to their "new lawyer" department, LawCrossing, because I am, in fact, a recent graduate. But, thing is, I'm not exactly in a playful mood, and the reverse psychology here falls pretty flat. How's this, Harrison Barnes, Esq.: DO NOT go fuck yourself.
So they are charging lawyers money every month even if they don't find them a job? Nice. I'm sure they will find enough new graduates to con out of hundreds if not thousands of dollars over the next several years without ever finding them law firm employment.
I won’t link directly to the email on the BCG site because it would reveal our source’s email address, so here it is below.
| The Official Site You Should Not Sign Up for:|
The reason I am telling you not to sign up for LawCrossing is
because it is not free. Sure, LawCrossing offers a free trial
but if you want to use the site for an extended period of
time there is a membership fee.
I apologize for that.
It's just that we put 110% of our energy and focus into
researching job openings and not chasing down companies,
recruiters, etc. to pay money to post jobs on our site. In
fact, we are the only job site that is 100% supported by
our members and not advertisers. We research, screen
and then post every job we find and not ones companies pay
us to post.
We are a "research company" and not a "job posting sales
company"--which makes us different than every other
job site we are aware of. Moreover, thousands of major
universities, unemployment offices, recruitment firms,
outplacement firms and other large organizations have
sought us out and pay us huge sums of money each
year to give their students and members access to
our research. We already have enough business and
do not need your business.
Therefore, YOU SHOULD USE ANOTHER JOB SITE!
Seriously. There are a gazillion other job sites out
there that are free.
NOW THAT YOU KNOW I DO NOT CARE IF
YOU SIGN UP FOR LAWCROSSING, LET ME
GIVE YOU SOME HEARTFELT ADVICE
Since I just asked you NOT to sign up for LawCrossing,
I think you "get it" that my advice has nothing to do
I actually feel obligated to do everything in my power to
inform you what an EXCELLENT investment you will
make in yourself when you try LawCrossing for free.
It's like my moral responsibility or something.
The reason I feel so strongly about this is because of
the amazing and life-changing reports I have heard
from countless people just like you who "made the leap"
and tried LawCrossing too.
See, LawCrossing researches jobs from tens of thousands
of sources that you would never find on your own.
It will show you more relevant jobs than you could ever
apply to from law firm career pages, company websites,
other job sites, association websites, government websites
and thousands of newspapers and more.
And I am not alone in my enthusiasm for LawCrossing.
How many people RAVE and recommend LawCrossing
(also known as EmploymentCrossing)?
I just did a quick check online of ONLY colleges and
universities recommending us.
Let's see. You got (I am too tired to type
them all but here are a few)â€¦
Barrack Obama, George Bush and Oprah
(ok, not really but who knows?)
And that's not even the complete list. Then there
are the THOUSANDS of organizations, government-related
sites, outplacement firms, groups and people lining up and
saying THIS STUFF WORKS.
And if it works for others and tons of regular folks,
I'm pretty sure it will work for you too.
So â€¦ here's my cleverly disguised link for you
to sign up:
But don't sign up from it.
Have a look at all the jobs on free sites and save your
money â€¦ be just like everyone competing for a limited
number of highly-promoted jobs on "mega job sites". Our
members do not want you competing for the jobs on our site
anyway â€¦ so I still recommend you do not sign up.
PS: Because I am advising you NOT TO SIGN up for
LawCrossing, I would like to direct you to an article and
video on my blog that I think might blow your socks
off: "46 Actions You Can Take to Optimize Your
Career and Life Today".
Out of all the information I have ever done and
made presentations on, this has been the most
well received â€¦ hands down.
This is a very quick distillation of the "private" information
I drill into in my rarely available $2,500/hour outrageously
expensive private job search coaching. (People who have heard
about my work practically DEMANDED that I make a video
and write an article about this information and this is my gift
to you today).
Since there is no way I want you to sign up for LawCrossing
and compete for jobs with our members, I recommend you
experience some of my best job search advice for free at this