Are you a Corporate Paralegal? You may just be in luck.

Today, it’s a matter of dollars and sense. By Chere B. Estrin 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....

Do you know if it is time to leave your job?

The Great Reluctance Crossover By Chere B. Estrin 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...

How to Ace the Video Interview: Tips for Outrageous Success

By Chere B. Estrin  Don't Make Rookie Mistakes and Blow Your Interview It’s interesting how some people think they are giving a great interview. Sometimes, it is just downright laughable. A couple of months ago, we were searching for a new recruiter for our own organization. We interviewed a number of people but couldn’t seem to find the right person. I interviewed a candidate that...

Here Are 15 Possible Reasons You’re Not Getting Hired—and How to Fix Them

by Lily Zhang Job searching is a grind. And the longer you’re at it, the worse it seems to get. It can be so discouraging to put yourself out there and get rejected over and over again or be met with radio silence. But rather than keeping your head down and sending out another flurry of applications, you may benefit from taking a step back and considering why you’re not getting the...

Are You Playing A Good Game? How to Improve Your Career and Move to the Major Leagues

By Chere B. EstrinHave you ever participated professionally in a competitive sport? Are you familiar with the approaches in which professionals train for one? If you look deeply, you will see a strong resemblance in principal to sports and the legal professional field. The reality is, if we focus on the actual mechanics of what we do over a period of time, we can see that we receive results...

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...

“Age discrimination is a problem. Botox isn’t the solution”

Chere Estrin's "Are You Pretty Enough for your Job" was Featured in an Article on Fortune Magazine 10/27/21 Issue "Age discrimination is a problem. Botox isn’t the solution" the article's author Emily Peck jumps right in ... "Even as companies struggle to hire amid labor shortages and the so-called Great Resignation, older workers are having trouble finding jobs. Particularly women. Sixty-nine...

Are You Pretty Enough for Your Job?

Your Hidden Weapons By Chere B. Estrin Editor's Note: This article really struck a chord with many of our readers. We got a lot of great comments! We didn't like all of them, yet we are super happy people are sharing their thoughts. The title and main graphic hit a lot of reader's buttons - the intent was to show the insecurity that many of us feel as we age in a playful, very personal, self...

5 Tips for Making Recruiters Your Best Friend and Career Miracle Worker

  Recruiters can be your best ally in developing your career. It’s that time again. We struggle as to whether it’s time to change jobs, hang in there or be thankful we’re in the best firm in the world. Well, maybe the best. OK, the best so far. Working with a good recruiter can help make your career. Here’s the inside scoop: Recruiters, and I am talking about the staffing agency kind,...