Career planning

Seven massive differences between working for Big 4 and Mid-Tier firms

Working in Big 4 or Mid Tier firms – what are the differences? This is an important question to address for many Accountants and Consultants looking for the best opportunity, as this could be the difference between them being stuck on the ladder or progressing in their careers so that they make partner. To help …

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The 4 foundational habits: How to be at your best each day (regardless of what cr*p you have to deal with)

Given that your day job keeps you pretty busy… and you want to progress your career to partner (or just get promoted)…. and you want to have quality time with your family, it’s absolutely key that you can be at your best, pretty much every day. In order to be at your best each day, …

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How to write a career plan if you are a lawyer, accountant or consultant (without getting overwhelmed)

Understanding how to write a career plan is key to make partner and stay there. As the saying goes, “fail to plan, plan to fail”. And this couldn’t be truer if you are wanting to progress your career in the professions. How to write a career plan In this video, Heather Townsend, co-author of ‘How …

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How to not get overwhelmed when planning to go from senior manager to partner

How do you not get overwhelmed when planning your career goal from senior manager to partner? Planning to get to the next stage of your career can be overwhelming, especially when you are on a track from being a senior manager to partner. So how do you not get overwhelmed? How do you handle the …

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How to find and make time for your own career (even if you already work too many hours)

One question I’m often asked is how do you make time for your own career? After all, if you don’t make time for your career, life happens and you watch your peers (or even the people who qualified after you) overtake you and get promoted ahead of you. But how do we make time for …

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How to really create the time to work on your career

Feeling stuck in a career rut? Do you feel like you’re spending your days working just on work and you don’t have time for anything else? It is pretty common for lawyers, accountants, and consultants in practice to feel overwhelmed with work. However, this leads to not spending the time that you should in your …

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Why so many professionals feel they need to go for partner even though they know its not for them

I’ve had a couple of conversations recently with people about their future career plans which are the basis for this blog post. This blog post explores why it is so hard to not want to go for partner even when you know it’s not the right thing for you. The problem You’ve been in professional …

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7 key questions to answer if you have been offered a partner role in another firm

When is it a good time to move to a partner role in another firm, and when should you stay put? This was the recent question that I was asked. This is the answer I gave: Does your current firm make you happy? It can be very tempting to jump ship for a partner role …

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How to make partner lesson 1: Really commit to your career plan

In summer 2016 Heather Townsend revealed the 10 lessons that every potential partners needs to learn to an audience of 200 lawyers and accountants. In this short 2 minute video clip, Heather talks through the first lesson – the importance of committing to your career. I’m often asked by people what it takes to make …

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One essential lesson you have to learn if you want to progress your career to partner

I regularly speak to audiences of lawyers, accountants and consultants about the challenges of making partner. In my talks I often share the ten lessons that my clients have learnt along their journeys to make partner. In this blog post I am going to share the first lesson from the 10 lessons: Commit to your …

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