Career Advice from Former Presidents

February 21, 2017

Career Advice from Former Presidents

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Calvin Coolidge

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“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb ... Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

 

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Every year, Americans celebrate Washington's birthday (more commonly known as Presidents' Day), honoring the wisdom and courage past presidents have shown during their presidencies. From ending slavery to ending wars, the Presidents of the United States have accomplished phenomenal feats, both large and small. We’ve selected some of the most inspirational quotes from US presidents that can also be applied to the workplace. Here are some of our picks, which follow the trajectory of one's career.

by Kristina Rudic 

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  • Gary is an outstanding recruiter who took a sincere interest and active approach in helping to secure a job offer for me.  Gary and I worked together in identifying potential employers, developing a business plan, preparing for interviews, securing phone interviews and office visits, and eventually obtaining the offer.  Throughout this process, Gary was very responsive and provided much appreciated guidance based on his extensive experience in placing attorneys with top law firms.  Gary was truly a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend his services going forward.

    Thomas M. Asmar, Associate

    Latham & Watkins LLP