Advancing Your Career

How to answer the interview question “why are you looking to leave your current firm”?

Recently I’ve been working with a handful of clients who are interviewing for a new role. This blog post is all about how do you answer the tricky question, why are you looking to leave your current firm? Why is this a tricky question? Firstly, you always need to be honest when you answer this …

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6 essential questions to answer if you want a steady stream of referrals from your network

How to get referrals from your network Confidence is essential if you want to establish a good pipeline of work via referral from your network. But the question is how to get referrals from your network? However, you often only get the confidence when the work starts to come through by referral. It’s the age …

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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 things which will slowly but steadily kill your career in professional services

An old post of Dr. Travis Bradberry popped up on my timeline recently. It was entitled 9 things which will kill your career. It is definitely worth a read in my opinion. It made me think about what will slowly but surely kill your career in professional services. How much of these will match up …

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How to return to work after caring for children or aging parents

John Moss and I were asked a cracking question in one of our regular “How To Become A Member Of The Club” webinars. “I was at a senior level (not yet partner) at work before taking time away looking after children and an elderly parent. How should I handle my return to work?” It’s an …

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Exiting your firm to set up on your own? Read this first

If you are currently in practice and thinking about starting your own practice, this blog post tells you what you can expect from your soon-to-be-former employer and how to get your first clients. Starting your own practice: Not as easy as it may seem I’ve been privy to two situations where a director of a firm has …

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