New partner buy-in: Everything you need to know
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New partner buy-in: Everything you need to know

A milestone of making partner is paying the new partner buy-in fee. However, with such a huge sum of money, this can be quite a nerve-wracking step (especially since it may require you to take out a mortgage-sized loan *gulp*). To help ease any worries when it comes to the buy-in process, here is everything…

What happens after the partnership vote?
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What happens after the partnership vote?

The Partnership Vote signals the end of Partner Track, and regardless of where you ended up, you have work to do! In this article, we outline the steps you need to take whether you were successful in the vote or you won’t be making partner this time around. *This blog is an excerpt from chapter…

How to pick yourself up if you are unsuccessful in the partnership admissions vote
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How to pick yourself up if you are unsuccessful in the partnership admissions vote

“We regret to inform you that you were unsuccessful in the partnership admissions vote…” If you are reading this article because you have just been told you are not going to make partner this time around, I feel for you. Whether you expected it or not, it’s a blow to the ego and I’m guessing…

Seven massive differences between working for Big 4 and Mid-Tier firms
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Seven massive differences between working for Big 4 and Mid-Tier firms

Working in mid-tier accounting firms vs big 4 – what are the differences? This is an important question to address for many Accountants and Consultants. especially those looking for the best opportunity. Why? Because their decision could be the difference between them being stuck on the ladder or progressing in their careers so that they make…

Partnership admissions process: what is involved?
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Partnership admissions process: what is involved?

The partnership admission process is shrouded in mystery. What is the process? What actually happens at an assessment centre? Is it the same in every firm? While this mystique helps to keep this esteemed partner image behind the curtain, the problem with mystery is that it often elicits fear. How can you prepare for something…

How to get noticed so you are put on partner track (4 things you must do)
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How to get noticed so you are put on partner track (4 things you must do)

As if making partner wasn’t hard enough, Covid swept through the globe causing that pool of partner candidates to become even smaller. Now, you don’t have to be smart to realise that it’s going to be even more difficult to get noticed and put on the track to partnership. You do, however, need to be…

7 biggest mistakes candidates make with the partnership admissions process
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7 biggest mistakes candidates make with the partnership admissions process

“Why haven’t I made partner yet?” “What made my colleague get partner over me?” “Why can’t I seem to make it through the partnership admissions process?” These three questions are ones that I hear time and time again from lawyers, accountants, and consultants who don’t make it through the partnership admissions process. While it’s true…

How to write a career plan if you are a lawyer, accountant or consultant (without getting overwhelmed)
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How to write a career plan if you are a lawyer, accountant or consultant (without getting overwhelmed)

Understanding how to write a career plan if you are a lawyer, accountant or consultant is key to make partner and stay there. As the saying goes, “fail to plan, plan to fail”. And this couldn’t be truer if you are wanting to progress your career in the professions. How to write a career plan…

What does it mean to be made a partner? Is partnership right for you?
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What does it mean to be made a partner? Is partnership right for you?

In this video, we explore what does it mean to be made partner and, ultimately, if partnership is right for you. Check it out to understand the importance of exploring these crucial questions and setting yourself with the right mindset for success. ****************************** To buy your copy of the 3rd edition of How To Make…

12 red flags that indicate you won’t make partner at your law firm (and what you can do next!)
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12 red flags that indicate you won’t make partner at your law firm (and what you can do next!)

The increasing competitiveness among firms has resulted in a much longer timeline to becoming partner, if you’re lucky enough to be named one at all. So it’s important for associates to know and regularly evaluate whether they are on the right track. The partnership track is a tough and vigorous road to travel, so rather…

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