Norman Harris: 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Field

An Interview With Cher EstrinCharisma: It is equally important to have a compelling presence, which includes positive energy, an influential personality, and the ability to communicate effectively. As a lawyer, I have learned that effective presence is an equal companion to competence, character, compassion and courage. Presentation creates perception, and perception is reality.Norman...

Caila A Coleman: 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Field

An Interview With Chere Estrin Have people to bounce ideas off of: those people can be other lawyers, but also make sure you are talking to people who are NOT lawyers as well. Talking through a case with others will help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your strategy. The feedback they give is helpful and sometimes better than the ideas you might have had. Talking to people who are...

Top Lawyers: Randy Zelin of Cornell University Law School On The 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law

An Interview With Chere Estrin Be empathetic. Put yourself in the client’s shoes. Have you ever been a client? Wouldn’t you want your call returned; your matter attended to? Wouldn’t you want to understand what’s happening in advance of it happening? Wouldn’t you want to feel cared for and secure?Randy Zelin The legal field is known to be extremely competitive. Lawyers are often smart,...

Top Lawyers: Stacey A. Giulianti of the Florida Peninsula Insurance Company On The 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law

An Interview With Chere Estrin The legal field is known to be extremely competitive. Lawyers are often smart, ambitious, and highly educated. That being said, what does it take to stand out and become a “Top Lawyer” in your specific field of law? In this interview series called “5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law”, we are talking to top lawyers who...

How Legal Secretarial Roles Are Evolving in Big Law | The Legal Intelligencer

Legal Secretaries are being phased out and now look very differently. Is your job next? This article is a great read - Chere Estrin The older, traditional role of a legal secretary is pretty much gone, said one industry observer. The secretary of the future needs to have really strong IT skills ... and more multitasking than ... Highlights The role of legal secretaries is evolving with the...

Is It Time to Steal One of Those Surprising Job Titles?

HR Manager, attorney, paralegal, marketing manager, may describe your role but it sure ain’t fun. By Chere B. Estrin COVID-19 has led a lot of people to search for a brand new position. The problem is, those brand new positions may be sporting brand new titles and you haven’t a clue what to look for anymore. Let me give you an example: A couple of months ago, my client, one of the biggest...

Mom Brings Her Well-Dressed Toddler (and His Resume) to Job Interview in This Viral Video

Sales trainer Maggie Mundwiller was one of countless people who lost a job they loved as a result of the pandemic. At the time, her son Mylo was just six weeks old, adding an extra layer of complexity to her job search. With her husband working and childcare costs prohibitively high, Maggie had no choice but to schedule interviews around her infant — which, unfortunately, sometimes meant...

Has your boss fallen out of love with you?

Brutally honest signs there’s trouble in paradise By Chere B. Estrin  Does this sound familiar? You landed your dream job at a firm that promotes from within, has given you a salary that surpasses anything you have ever received and has all the same values you have ever sought in a position. Added to that, the atmosphere is great, teamwork rampant and well, let’s not even go into the...

Are You Doing Work You Won’t Get Promoted For?

Have you ever noticed that colleagues around you were getting promoted or moving on to higher level positions and you were not? And yet, you know that you are just as qualified, if not more than they are? I read this article and right over my head, a brilliant fluorescent light came on and the dawning of the age of promotions came alive.  These five signs are so hidden on the job that...

Tips for Job Seekers and Employers:

For those of you seeking a dynamic new job: Do not use a resume that is “one size fits all”. Tailor your resume to the job description. Employers will not imagine that you have had the right responsibilities for the job if it is not on the resume. For those of you seeking a top candidate: Don’t waste your time with what you think are “behavioral” questions such as: If you were an...