Tips for Job Seekers and Employers

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”...

Are Paralegals Meant to Survive This Decade?

Is there a bright future for Paralegals? The Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with their 2020 Occupational Outlook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants. Bottom line – it’s not a bad time to be in, or to be getting into, a paralegal or legal assistant position*. Consider these findings: o Median annual pay is $51,750, compared with $39,800 for all occupations in the US. o 80% of paralegals and...

Trusts & Estate Planning Paralegal Position

Are you seeking a new position? Our client, a global law firm, is seeking an experienced Trusts & Estate Planning Paralegal for its Los Angeles. You will work with very high-wealth clients in high profile roles. The ideal candidate has at least 5 years experience in a law firm; BA and paralegal certificate. The salary is up to $135,000 with great benefits and stable environment in this COVID...

The World is Temporarily Closed: Communication, Onsite Work and Pandemic Productivity

The following is one attorney's view of how the pandemic has affected his work. Not everyone is having the same experience. There are some very scary stories out there, lots of successes, too many halls of shame and finally, acceptance. Here is Ted Wells, litigation attorney in Los Angeles. Communication with Colleagues and Support Staff I miss popping into my colleagues’ offices to chat or to...

One of my favorite stories ever…..

Young people forget that old people had a career before they retired..... Charley, a new retiree-greeter at WalMart, just couldn't seem to get to work on  time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp-minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating  their "Older Person Friendly" policies. One day the boss called him...

7 Steps for Turning Uncertainty into Transformative Opportunity

Welcome Mark Gorkin, "The Stress Doc"!  Our guest blogger this month. 7 Steps for Turning Uncertainty into Transformative Opportunity Doing Your Head Work, Heart Work and Homework   A good friend recently sent me a clever cartoon.  A Buddhist-like character, wearing a loosely hanging white garment, shoulder exposed, is driving a car, seemingly in the dark.  His car is filled with message...

To do list…..

   Every Legal Professional'sCovid Era To Do ListWear a mask.Ride the horse in the direction it is going.Social distance.There was too much huggy, kissy stuff anyway.Wash hands over and over and over.Use hand lotion to restore your youthful dewy look.Don't go to big parties or large or even medium gatherings of any kind.It's not worth dying for.Listen to the scientists.They know better than us....

In the Face of Tragedy

An open letter: I am sure all of you are aware of the terrible fires raging in the West. Normally, when things of this nature occur, we glance at the TV and think, "That's terrible" but honestly, other than following the story on the news, we really do not know how it feels to have a disaster hit you. It's something that happens to someone else. Now, I do know. In the Oregon fires raging across...

9 Passive-Aggressive Email Phrases You Are Probably Using

You might have noticed some of your bosses and colleagues and friends getting somewhat, well, downright testy during this Coronavirus time. No wonder! Huge changes, disruption of business and home life, financial woes, uncertainty about the future, little or no social contact and that stay-at-home confinement we are all getting tired of. What I noticed is the effect this crazy upside-down time is...