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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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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 get your career back on track if the Coronavirus has sabotaged your career plans

These last 2-3 weeks here in the UK have been, frankly, surreal, scary and the nearest I will hopefully come to war time conditions in my life time. I have been hearing from many of my clients that their career plans have gone completely to awry. (Some of them used stronger language than this.) So …

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How to tell if your mindset is helping or hindering you from progressing your career to partner

One of the critical factors in your partnership journey is having the right mindset. The importance of mindset in career development Watch this video to understand the importance of mindset in career development, particularly if you are wanting to get promoted or make partner in your law, consultancy or accountancy firm.  In the video you …

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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 if you are a lawyer, accountant or consultant 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 …

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