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So many of us have endured some form of discrimination during a hiring process or on the job. Chere's "Are You Pretty Enough for your Job" article created a lot of emotion. So much so that Fortune Magazine wrote and article about our article!

In this overwhelming and competitive market, your LinkedIn profile is as important as your resume.

Rarely, does an employer receive a resume without running to LinkedIn to check you out. A LinkedIn profile speaks volumes about your professionalism.

How your LinkedIn profile is written, what it says about you, how it distinguishes your personality, are all critical factors employers want to know to choose you as a candidate.

We often talk about how to get a job but why don’t we talk enough about keeping a job?

“You are going to have to kick me out, because I’m not going anywhere.” I remember saying that to my boss one day.

You may think, "What voice do I have? I’m not an attorney."

Believe me, our voices matter. When we are professionally capable, in-the-know, problem solve, and become the go-to person, we automatically increase our value.

“Women We Admire is pleased to announce The Top 50 Women Leaders of Los Angeles for 2022.

The city, one of the most well-known and second largest in the U.S., was at the forefront of women’s rights. In 1884, the Woman’s Suffrage Association of Los Angeles was founded and sparked a drive for change that spread across the country.

Countless women followed the footsteps of those early women leaders, making a significant impact on the landscape of the city.

The leaders featured today embody traits that set them apart from others. They are confident, focused, innovative, inspirational, and visionary leaders. They have earned respectable roles within their field and lead top companies in the area.”

“Going out on a limb” is how Emily Weber began her career in healthcare law, writing a letter to Vail Valley Medical Center asking if they wanted to hire her as an up-and-coming legal professional. That bold step landed her an in-house counsel job created just for her.

In addition to tenacity and the confidence to take initiative, here’s what Weber says you need to become a top lawyer in your field.

1. Become an expert in something. This may sound obvious, but if you aren’t a master of something, you are a master of nothing.

2. Give yourself time to become that master....

Are you happy in your job? Would you like to be happier?

I have never witnessed a job market quite like this one. Honest, I haven’t. It’s a circus out there. Law firms and in-house legal departments are coming at us with request upon request upon request (ok, you get it) for corporate paralegals all over the country. Staffing agencies are turning business away.

Law firms are offering hiring bonuses, retention bonuses, extra perks, two weeks’ vacation before you get to the job, pet insurance...

Glenn Hendrix has been described by his peers as “the chairperson you wish to have.”

Glenn prides himself on being “determined, efficient and effective.” In addition to being the chairman of Arnall Golden Gregory, his law practice involves representing companies in government investigations and federal False Claims Act cases. He also handles a range of cross-border business disputes and often serves as an arbitrator.

What does Hendrix believe attorneys need to be at the top of their field?

I received a desperate call from one of our good clients, a major AmLaw 100 firm... they were convinced that there were simply no corporate paralegal candidates available!

“Prior to COVID, law firms wrote ads that said, “What are you going to bring to us? This is the job and these are the requirements. Either you fit or you don’t.”

Now, it’s the candidate’s turn. They are saying, “What are you going to do for me? How are you going to advance my career? Either you fit or you don’t”.

“I make trust fund babies.” A personal loss inspired her to focus on estate planning, and she now represents high net-worth families and their businesses in various personal and business matters. Her firm takes an unconventional approach to business clients...


What does Saunders believe you need to be a top lawyer in your field?

Warning! For God’s sake, don’t show this article to your employer! That being said, (as if I had to), there has been no greater time to take advantage of a healthy job market where candidates firmly hold the upper hand – and probably will for some time to come.

If you haven’t peaked out from your current position to view what’s going on in the job market, it’s time. Never, in the umpteen years I have been in the legal field, have I seen such a crazy, positive, negative market. It just depends on what side you are on – candidate or employer.

Employees are in the midst of the Great Resignation. Truthfully, I don’t think that name aptly captures what’s going on. It’s more like The Great Re-shuffle