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Why my coming 292nd out of 330 will help you make partner

My face was bright red, I was sweating from every single part of me… but I was smiling and ecstatically happy. My husband was by my side. There was of course, some fairly tight and revealing clothing being worn… … but you would expect that as I was at the finish line of The Marston …

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11 tips to survive and thrive when you move to a new firm – Part 2

I was reading a great book called ‘strategies for being brilliant’ by Sue Ritchie (which is an easy read, with helpful practical ways you can replicate the 21 strategies in the book). In the book Sue talks about how she adapted to living in a  completely new country and culture. She then shared her tips …

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5 career resolutions everyone should make this year

With most people back at work this week, I thought it would be a good time to mention the ‘R’ word. Yes, resolutions. Whether or not you made any this year is up to you. However, if you did make any career resolutions, or were pondering about it, here are 5 career resolutions that everyone …

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3 cast-iron ways to make time for your career

A couple of weeks ago I, and Paul Welling  ran a workshop for the UK200 group, called “The successful senior manager’s tool-kit”. In the room we had 44 (yes, really) of the brightest, talented managers through to junior partners from the network. The room was positively humming. I learnt lots from working with these aspiring …

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7 ways to put yourself in the driving seat of your career

Last week, I blogged about delivering a workshop for the high potential senior managers in the UK200 group. In this blog post, I am carrying on the themes that came out of the day. At the beginning of the day I asked many of the delegates what they hoped to get out of the workshop. …

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Career Clinic: I’m 47 – is this too late to make partner?

I ask everyone who signs up to our career kitbag, what their one burning career challenge is. In this new series of career clinics, we will look at some of the real life questions being posed.  One question that I was asked: Due to a career change and taking time out to have a family, …

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The 4 different routes to partnership

This article first appeared in top-consultant.com If you currently work in a professional services firm, or have ambitions to move into this field, ‘making partner’ is often the holy grail of the career-minded individual. Heather Townsend and Jo Larbie, authors of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ explain the four different routes …

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