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How do I become a partner at the Big 4? The 5 must-dos

How do I become partner at a Big 4 firm? This is the big question! Making partner is often seen as the pinnacle of achievement for any accountant or consultant; a title that many strive for throughout their whole career. Like most of the partner track, however, knowing how to get there is shrouded in …

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How to stop being the bottleneck

I want to make partner. Where do I start?

Wouldn’t everything be much easier if your partners gave you clear guidance on what you actually need to do to make partner? Rather than the often conflicting and vague advice such as ‘just win more business.’ That’s really not helpful at all, is it? To help you overturn that reality when on the partner track, …

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How to find the time to progress through your Partner Track Plan

It is your responsibility to drive your own development and career, not your firm’s. If you want to make Partner, you need to create your Partner Track Plan and you need to find the time to progress through it. To help you make the time for your career development, no matter how busy your day …

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Making partner- the pros and cons. Do you really want to make partner?

I was interviewed a while back by a journalist for an article in Economia on the different routes to make it to partner. As I was speaking to her, I found myself wanting to say: but what if you don’t want to make partner…? Making partner is not the only destination for your career. In fact, …

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What changes when you make partner and how to prepare for them

*This blog is an excerpt from chapter 2 of the 3rd edition of Poised for Partnership. This chapter focuses on ‘Direction’ and helps you to work out whether partnership is right for you and if it is really what you want. Download the full chapter for free here. Far too many professionals see making partner as …

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How early should I start preparing for partnership?

“How early should I start preparing for partnership?” is a question that I get asked by lawyers, accountants, and consultants very often. “I want to make partner in the next 12 months” is also something I hear, but more on that later. While it is possible to make it through the Partnership Admission Process within …

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How to kick-start your career when you’ve got stuck

Are you feeling stuck in your career? Have you lost your mojo? Are you bogged down by the same old, same old, but try as you might, you can’t put your finger on what you really want and what to do about it? Even though the dreaded year of 2020 is over, not everyone is …

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How to make 2021 (post lockdown) your year so you can move your career forward

Whether you started the New Year with resolutions or specific goals or you just have clear intentions for where you want to go and what you want to do, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter what you call them, it only matters that you make good on these intentions, especially if they are to move …

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