How to Blow your Chances of Getting a Raise

By Chere B. Estrin It’s here again. Oh, yes. That stressful, anxiety ridden, white knuckling 30 minutes guaranteed to make your palms sweat, heart race and chest tighten followed by a sense of impending doom surrounding your otherwise well-being. Yes, I am talking about the performance review.  We’ve all been through it. Some were good, some were bad. Some met your expectations and...

Do You Know Your Value?

by Sonya Sigler “Who are you?” asked Bill Campbell, Intuit’s CEO at the time I was sitting in his office discussingbusiness schools. I fumbled around for an answer, meandering all over the place, feeling not atall sure I had answered his question. Next he asked, “Who is Sonya Sigler?” Yeah, this question just confirmed that I really hadn’tanswered his first question. More fumbling...

Marina Shepelsky: How to Be a Top Lawyer in Your Niche

By Chere Estrin What does it take to become a successful lawyer? In a series of in-depth interviews for the Estrin Report, Chere Estrin profiles top lawyers from all types of practices, and we’re highlighting their top five tips here. This week, the spotlight is on immigration and divorce lawyer — and social media star — Marina Shepelsky.  Marina Shepelsky Founder,...

Could Your Boss’ Boss Describe What You Do?

by Sonya Sigler Have you seen a colleague get promoted over you and wondered why? Or thought to yourself, ‘What are they doing that I’m not?’ The truth of the matter is that they know how to self-promote. I know, we’ve all been given messages that self-promotion is bad, or it feels icky and profoundly uncomfortable. That means we don’t do it, or we avoid it, or if we attempt it, we do...

Being Clear About What You Want

Having a goal matters for your career path and for your continued success. by Sonya Sigler I worked for a crazy man who made our entire legal department miserable - with his micromanaging, his ever-changing priorities, the shifting directions that felt like quick-sand, and his Friday afternoon crisis that would ‘require’ working over the weekend to handle. Migraines, which I had never...

Best Practices for a Dynamic LinkedIn Profile

Get noticed and move your career upward! By Chere Estrin and Nora Boghossian Creating your LinkedIn profile 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. In this overwhelming and competitive market, your LinkedIn profile is as important as your resume. Rarely, does...

Chere Estrin named one of the Top 50 Women Leaders of Los Angeles

The team here at Estrin Report and Estrin Legal Staffing is very proud of Chere. Chere is a beautifully unique individual that not only seems to possesses what seems to be an unending supply of energy - she also has a heart of gold, with what a spirit that radiates enthusiasm and encouragement for others. She encourages others to grow, to be better and reach their potential. She has invested a...

Emily Weber: How to Be a Top Lawyer in Your Field

By Chere Estrin What does it take to become a successful lawyer in your particular niche or practice area? In a series of in-depth interviews for the Estrin Report, Chere Estrin profiles top lawyers from all types of practices. In this column, we zero in on their top tips. This week, we feature Emily Weber of Foley & Lardner LLP. Emily Weber Managing PartnerFoley & Lardner...

Glenn Hendrix: How to Be a Top Lawyer in Your Field

By Chere Estrin What does it take to become a successful lawyer in your particular niche or practice area? In a series of in-depth interviews for the Estrin Report, Chere Estrin profiles top lawyers from all types of practices. In this column, we zero in on their top tips. This week, we feature Glenn Hendrix, chairman of Arnall Golden Gregory in Atlanta. Glenn Hendrix Chairman...