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What is a partner track? (And why is this important to your career?)

There used to be a presumption that if you were intelligent, hardworking, and good with clients, then after a suitable qualifying period, you would be invited to join the partner track. More recently, however, this is not the case. Now, only 10-30% of top accountants, lawyers and consultants will become partners at their firm. With …

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Partner Track Politics: The difficulties of transitioning from 2nd in command to being the boss

Partner Track Politics: Heather explains how it’s important to know what to expect when you are in partner or if you’re about to make partner. I often have this dialogue with particularly lawyers on the program. It’s on the how to make partner program, is that you need to build up your own team. But …

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4 things you need to show your partners that you are ready for partnership

Making partner is not just about meeting your targets, keeping your head down and getting all your work done. There are many more things you need to be doing to show the partners in your firm that you are ready for partnership 4 things you need to do to show that you are ready for …

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5 Foolproof Ways To Position Yourself To Get On The Partnership Track

Many associates look at the stats and think that the chances of partnership are an insignificant percentage of minuscule at best. While this may be true, someone has to make partner. So, what is the difference between them and you? Put simply, candidates who have made partner most likely have been making the right moves …

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Getting onto the partnership track (what they didn’t tell you at law school!)

Law school may train you to research, write, analyse and think like a lawyer, but it doesn’t prepare you in any way for making partner at a firm. What it takes to become partner is learnt on the job working in a corporate law firm for many years. For this reason, this blog outlines exactly …

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How to be on your A-game during your partnership panel interview

Most firms will put all of their partner candidates through a gruelling series of interviews to assess whether they are mentally, personally and professionally committed to making partner. This makes them an absolutely essential part of the partnership admissions process. Even if you look good on paper, it is vital that you are on your …

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5 common mistakes Big 4 candidates make at the Partner Panel Interview stage

Making partner at a Big 4 firm is a massive achievement, one that is very difficult to secure for two reasons: one, the gruelling Partner Panel Interview and two, the mistakes that partner candidates make before and during the interview. The bad news is that the interview is unavoidable. The good news, however, is that …

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6 articles to help you through the partnership admissions process

The partnership admissions process bring about a mixture of emotions. Even if you are successful, the excitement can be slowly worn down by the reality that is ahead of you.  To help you get through the partnership admissions process without tearing your hair out, I have compiled a list of all the blog posts that …

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Create a cast-iron business case for partnership – your definitive guide

Creating a persuasive and cast-iron business case for partnership in your law firm, consulting firm, Big 4, Accounting Firm or Magic Circle firm is probably the hardest part of making it through Partnership Track into the partnership. In fact, the biggest question I am asked by senior managers, directors and senior associates is how to …

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