The early years

What is typically expected of me when I get to manager in a Big 4 or Mid-Tier firm?

It’s been hard work but you’ve finally made it to a manager or associate role in your firm. In this blog post I share an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’(Click here for a free sample chapter)  to show what is typically expected from you …

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What is typically expected of me when I qualify in a Big 4, Magic Circle or Mid-Tier Firm?

That moment has come when you are finally qualified. Your real career starts now. But do you know what is expected of you when you get promoted to a ‘qualified’ level role? In this blog post,I share an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’  (Click here …

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City Work

What it really means to be professional at work

Last week I was running a referral generation workshop for a small law firm. When we were discussing what stopped us feeling confident at networking, the old chestnut appeared. You know, the one about ‘wanting to appear professional’, so not being able to bring your personality into the conversation. I see this worry about being …

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How to quickly excel to get promoted from audit supervisor to manager

This article sums up the advice I recently gave to an auditor who wanted to excel and move up the ladder quickly, and get from supervisor to manager this year. Sometimes the supervisor role outside of audit has a different title such as ‘senior associate’ (PwC Corporate Finance), or ‘senior consultant’ (EY IT Audit). How to …

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4 simple ways junior auditors can outshine their peers to get the promotion

If you could go back to the early stages of your career, what advice would you give to yourself to help you navigate the maze to get promoted in your firm? I wonder if any of your advice would match the four tips I recently gave to an audit trainee: 1. Be a delight to …

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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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7 reasons why your career in your firm has come to a stop (& what you can do about it) – Part 2

I am often talking with people whose careers have seemingly come to a full stop in their firm. Sometimes this is fixable, and other times it isn’t. This is the second part of a 2 part blog post rounding up the seven common reasons why people’s careers do come to a full stop at their …

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7 reasons why your career in your firm has come to a stop (& what you can do about it)

I am often talking with people whose careers have seemingly come to a full stop in their firm. Sometimes this is fixable, and other times it isn’t. This 2 part blog post is a round up of the seven common reasons why people’s careers do come to a full stop at their firm. 1. You …

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