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Working for a Big 4 accounting firm: the ultimate pros and cons list

Struggling with the decision of whether to work for a Big 4 firm or a regional firm? It may be many accountants’ dream to work for one of the Big 4, but that doesn’t mean that it is necessarily the right path for you. As with everything in life, there are benefits and drawbacks of …

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The 4 Best Business Networking Books for Lawyers and Accountants

Both networking and self-improvement are crucial to successful business development, but with so many sources of information and so little time, many business owners don’t know where to start. Do you need help with networking? Perhaps you’re an introvert and you tend to avoid it or you’re a social butterfly and you want to know …

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How to change your mindset from being a great lawyer to being a great work winner

It takes more than just being a great lawyer to climb the ranks and make partner. Much to many lawyers’ disdain, it takes winning your own clients and building a solid book of business to even be considered as a candidate. For this reason, all lawyers who want to get on the partnership track need …

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Your definitive guide to creating your presentation for your Big 4 partner panel interview

You may have a solid business case for partnership in your law firm, consulting firm, Big 4, Accounting Firm or Magic Circle firm, but it is how you present it at the partner panel interview which will make or break your chance of actually securing partner. It can be really tempting to include everything in …

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12 red flags that indicate you won’t make partner at your law firm (and what you can do next!)

The increasing competitiveness among firms has resulted in a much longer timeline to becoming partner, if you’re lucky enough to be named one at all. So it’s important for associates to know and regularly evaluate whether they are on the right track. The partnership track is a tough and vigorous road to travel, so rather …

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How to create a daily business development habit even if you are not a natural business developer

Business development is often one of those tasks that are put on the back burner; it tends to be left until the end of the day, often getting pushed back until the next day and the next until it falls further down on the list of priorities. Many professionals can go months without completing any …

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What is a partner track? (And why is this important to your career?)

There used to be a rebuttable presumption that if you were intelligent, hardworking, and good with clients, then after a suitable qualifying period, you would be invited to join the partner track. More recently, however, this is not the case. Now, only 10-30% of top accountants, lawyers and consultants will become partners at their firm. …

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Partner Track Politics: The difficulties of transitioning from 2nd in command to being the boss

Partner Track Politics: Heather explains how it’s important to know what to expect when you are in partner or if you’re about to make partner. I often have this dialogue with particularly lawyers on the program. It’s on the how to make partner program, is that you need to build up your own team. But …

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What Is Tall Poppy Syndrome? [And How To Deal With It]

There is a destructive social phenomenon that impacts almost every successful or developing person in the world. It is an impulse to cut others down for the achievements they’ve made and somewhat a cluster of envy, low self-esteem, fear and resentment. To criticise those who demonstrate their individuality, ambition or unique talent and commonly disassembles …

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What to do when you are told you won’t get on the partner track

We can give you all the advice in the world to give you the best chance of making it on the partner track (in fact, we have!), but there’s not much advice out there when it comes to not making it. What do you do when after all that you’ve been working for, you’re told …

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