Advancing Your Career

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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How to use social media to find your next role (8 not-so-secret tips!)

Social media has long been a great way to increase your profile and get recognised, but it has perhaps never been quite so essential as it is now. With the Coronavirus putting a halt on travel, preventing large events for the foreseeable future, and throwing a spanner in the works with just meeting face-to-face, job …

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A definitive guide to job hunting for lawyers, accountants, and consultants (part 2)

There is more than one trail to the summit of a mountain. The same is true for job hunting. There are many strategies, many channels that you can use to find your ideal role, but like the trails to the top of a mountain, there are only a few consistent ways that result in success …

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A definitive guide to job hunting for lawyers, accountants, and consultants (part 1)

There is more than one trail to the summit of a mountain. The same is true for job hunting. There are many strategies, many channels that you can use to find your ideal role, but like the trails to the top of a mountain, there are only a few consistent ways that result in success …

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How to move from being seen as “a safe pair of hands” to future partner material

Look around you in the office. How many people can you see who just stand out as a future partner? Let me guess they are not the people who you would necessarily call ‘a safe pair of hands’? Being seen as a “safe pair of hands” is a bit of a double-edged sword. On the …

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How to utilise your social network to find your next job (5 things every job seeker needs to know!)

The advice on using social networking to find a job in the past has been fairly scarce. Most blogs have given tips on “what to bear in mind if you’re going to make social networking sites part of your job search” with the message that it’s a ‘nice idea’ – getting a new job or …

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How do you get your partners to realise you are ready to be promoted to senior associate in your law firm?

You’re ready to advance to senior associate but a senior partner announces that one of your colleagues has got the promotion instead of you again. How can you stop this from happening? How can you differentiate yourself from your colleagues and demonstrate your leadership capabilities so that you can advance in your career? To help …

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