What does it really mean to make partner? You may be surprised!
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What does it really mean to make partner? You may be surprised!

Ask any fresh-faced graduate in a professional services firm, (all the way up to Big 4) whether they want to make partner and I’m sure you’ll hear a resounding “YES.” Almost all of them will say yes, unequivocally. I mean, who doesn’t want the status, glory and rewards of partnership? Ask them “what does it…

How to make partner at a Big 4 firm? (part 2)
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How to make partner at a Big 4 firm? (part 2)

Why do professionals want to know how to make partner at a Big 4 firm? How to make partner at a Big 4 firm? This is often seen as the pinnacle of achievement for any accountant or consultant; a title that many strive for throughout their whole career. In the last part of this two-part…

The truth about what it really means to be a partner at a law firm
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The truth about what it really means to be a partner at a law firm

When a lawyer “makes partner,” they transition from being an employee of the firm who is paid a salary to become a part-owner of the firm and share in the firm’s profits and liabilities. This is what many conclude when they think of making partner, but what does it really mean to be a partner…

4 simple ways juniors can shine to get promoted ahead of your peers
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4 simple ways juniors can shine to get promoted ahead of your peers

So you want to get promoted ahead of peers at your professional service firm? Perhaps you’re at a law firm, consultancy, or accountancy firm?   Professional service firms are full of bright, hard-working ambitious people.  All your peers who are working at the same level as you are all ambitious to get promoted. How can you…

What is typically expected of me when I get to manager in a Big 4 or Mid-Tier firm?
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What is typically expected of me when I get to manager in a Big 4 or Mid-Tier firm?

It’s been hard work but you’ve finally made it to a manager or associate role in your firm. In this blog post I share an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’(Click here for a free sample chapter)  to show what is typically expected from you…

What is typically expected of me when I qualify in a Big 4, Magic Circle or Mid-Tier Firm?
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What is typically expected of me when I qualify in a Big 4, Magic Circle or Mid-Tier Firm?

That moment has come when you are finally qualified. Your real career starts now. But do you know what is expected of you when you get promoted to a ‘qualified’ level role? In this blog post,I share an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’  (Click here…

What it really means to be professional at work
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What it really means to be professional at work

Last week I was running a referral generation workshop for a small law firm. When we were discussing what stopped us feeling confident at networking, the old chestnut appeared. You know, the one about ‘wanting to appear professional’, so not being able to bring your personality into the conversation. I see this worry about being…

How to quickly excel to get promoted from audit supervisor to manager
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How to quickly excel to get promoted from audit supervisor to manager

This article sums up the advice I recently gave to an auditor who wanted to excel and move up the ladder quickly, and get from supervisor to manager this year. Sometimes the supervisor role outside of audit has a different title such as ‘senior associate’ (PwC Corporate Finance), or ‘senior consultant’ (EY IT Audit). How to…

Career Clinic: I’m bored in industry, should I move back into practice?
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Career Clinic: I’m bored in industry, should I move back into practice?

I always love receiving career questions in my inbox from the folks who have signed up for our career kitbag. This  recent question really made me stop and think.  The background to the question was that the individual concerned had spent six years in a Big4 before moving out to industry for rwo years. However,…

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