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Why habits, not goals, are essential to progress your career

If you were asked, “What will progress your career?” I’m pretty sure that your answer would be something akin to “goal-setting plus a lot of hard work.” This would be no surprise as isn’t that the winning combination for all the personal and professional goals that we set ourselves? Let me ask you something, how …

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3 classified secrets to job seeking in professional services (part 3)

Job seeking is a tough, time-sucking activity that is a lot of work for very little reward – but alas, it needs to be done. Whether you are looking for a different role or a new opportunity, there are three things that professionals always seem to skip when hunting for a new job; three things …

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3 classified secrets to job seeking in professional services (part 2)

Job seeking is a tough, time-sucking activity that is a lot of work for very little reward – but alas, it needs to be done. Whether you are looking for a different role or a new opportunity, there are three things that professionals always seem to skip when hunting for a new job; three things …

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3 classified secrets to job seeking in professional services (part 1)

Job seeking is a tough, time-sucking activity that is a lot of work for very little reward – but alas, it needs to be done. Whether you are looking for a different role or a new opportunity, there are three things that professionals always seem to skip when hunting for a new job; three things …

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How to check that your LinkedIn profile is not negatively impacting the effectiveness of your business development activities

Did you know that before speaking to someone for the first time, a lot of potential clients check out their firm’s website and LinkedIn profile? According to the Hinge Research Institute, a whopping 81% of clients will look at the website of potential suppliers before making contact, 63% will search online, and 60% will check …

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The 5 people you need in your corner if you want to make it to partner

Read any article or book on progressing your career and inevitably you will be told the benefits of having a career mentor. And I totally agree. A mentor for your career is essential if you want to make it to partner. But, making it to partner in a professional services firm is NOT like getting …

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6 tips to get back in touch with people you’ve lost touch with

Getting back in touch with people is something that many of us find difficult; regardless of the reason that we want to reach out, it seems that the longer we leave it, the harder it gets. This is true for your personal circle and also for your business network too. Even with understanding the value …

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2 ways to get promoted fast to manager in your accountancy firm

Once you get that promotion to manager, you see so many doors open. Suddenly, the prospect of becoming a partner is very real. Even if, as a CPA, you decide to opt-out of public accounting, management experience will significantly help with your career advancement prospects in business and industry. So how do you get that …

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The lowdown on how to ask for and get a decent pay rise

Hang on a minute! You can actually ask for a pay rise? So many accountants, lawyers and consultants in practice think they can’t ask for a pay rise, but sometimes it’s a conversation you need to have. Given that so many firms have put in place pay freezes, pay cuts and recruitment freezes, there is …

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