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....

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...

“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...

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...

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”...

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Cry If I Want To…..Staying positive in the age of Coronaville

Today is my birthday. It’s one of those Big-O numbers. It's the kind where AARP tracks you down. I don’t mind, really. I feel more confident than ever – nothing much shakes me up too much anymore. With things the way they are in this upside- down world, the day has caused me to review my current situation: My business, legal staffing, is the third largest industry to be hit next to...

10 Reasons Why I Won’t Hire You

I'm jaded, I know it. Right now, I'm cynical, sarcastic and frustrated. Even I wouldn't want to work for me. But - (and there's always a "but", isn't there?), I have had just the most straining, draining and downright paining time trying to hire a couple of people. Let me explain, please.   There comes a time when you just have to expand your career....

Law firms change from lay-offs to compensation and training

Today's market: protect yourself - get the training you need to keep your job and get top salary At least people have stopped crouching behind their desks in an effort to hide from the Pink Slip Lady. That's according to a recent survey from ALM Intelligence, "Turf Wars: Defining New Roles and Competing for New Territories." The recent report provides an overview of current...

The Job Seeker’s Paradigm – You Might Hold the Upper Hand Even in This Market

 From our guest blogger, Tom  Dezell:Be the Answer to the Hiring Managers’ Problemsby Tom DezellToday’s labor market is an employer’s market. Companies can select from arguably the largest candidate   pool in history. Discouraged job seekers often complain that the disparity in numbers contributes to an atmosphere of employer arrogance. Their advantage of supply over...

“Law firms looking for help”

Good news for job-hunting paralegals in this Philadelphia news article which cites a Robert Half Legal survey:"Despite the old joke asking what 1 million lawyers at the bottom of the ocean represent (answer: a good start), a recent national survey found that law firms and corporate legal departments actually need more attorneys. "California-based staffing service Robert Half Legal...