Routes to partnership

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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9 secrets of directors who successfully made it to Partner in a Big 4 firm

How to move from director to partner at a Big 4 firm (EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC) Want to know how to get a promotion to partner? Making partner at a Big 4 accounting or consulting firm (EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC) is often seen as the pinnacle of achievement for an Accountant or Consultant. …

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Career Clinic: I’m bored in industry, should I move back into practice?

I always love receiving career questions in my inbox from the folks who have signed up for our career kitbag. This  recent question really made me stop and think.  The background to the question was that the individual concerned had spent six years in a Big4 before moving out to industry for rwo years. However, …

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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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The four different routes to partnership – Part 2

In the second part two-part blog post, taken from an extract of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’, we explore the four different routes you can take to get to partnership. (part 1 here) The In-house Route This is a less common route to partnership due to not having a client following, …

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The four different routes to partnership – Part 1

In this two-part blog post, taken from an extract of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’, we explore the four different routes you can take to get to partnership.  While each professional’s route to partner is different, there are four main routes: The Traditional Route: This is where you work your way …

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5 ways to tweet your way to referral success

To tweet or not to tweet, that is the question? With apologies to Shakespeare, that is the question, which many accountants and lawyers are pondering. Is Twitter a waste of time or a serious business marketing tool? In my opinion, and that of the managing partner with whom I was lunching yesterday, the answer is …

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