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“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...

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 going...

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...

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...

Rick DeMedeiros: 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Field

An Interview With Chere Estrin Be amazingly responsive: This involves having the technology to be able to receive, identify and respond to calls, emails and, nowadays most importantly, text messages incredibly fast. So often, clients and referral partners comment on how quickly I respond to their questions or concerns. People aren’t used to this — especially from lawyers. These people will...

Game changing positions: Are you ready to make an awesome career move?

by Chere Estrin In today's market, good candidates are severely hard to find. Attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, managers, marketing, IT, accounting - all legal professionals actually have the upper hand in this market.  I have never seen quite a market as this one. For the first time ever, employers are giving high hiring bonuses to paralegals and other legal professionals - previously...

Roger Royse: 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Field

An Interview with Chere Estrin Exposure. It does little good to be a Top Lawyer if nobody knows about it. This can happen organically because word of good legal work will get around and will beget more legal work. Whether it happens by accident or design, Top Lawyers are known.Roger Royce of Haynes and Boone The legal field is known to be extremely competitive. Lawyers are often smart,...