The early years

4 simple ways juniors can shine to get promoted ahead of your peers

So you want to get promoted ahead of peers at your professional service firm? Perhaps you’re at a law firm, consultancy, or accountancy firm?   Professional service firms are full of bright, hard-working ambitious people.  All your peers who are working at the same level as you are all ambitious to get promoted. How can you …

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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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