Most partner track processes for medium to large-sized firms will include a number of partnership panel interviews. These are where you are interviewed by a number of partners from your firm. Typically in these partnership panel interviews you are required to pitch your business case to the assembled partners. However, sometimes a partnership panel interview may want to dig into your personal case. If you are in a Big 4 firm you can expect to have multiple partnership panel interviews, both at a sector, location and service line level.
This blog post includes a collection of articles to help you pass your panel interview with flying colours.
6 tips to prepare successfully for your partner panel interview
Passing your partner panel interview is as much about preparation as it is performance on the day. This blog post gives you 6 tips to prepare for your panel interview. Click here
Tips to present your business case at your partnership panel interview
You’ve poured your heart and soul into writing your business case for partnership. Your challenge is now to condense your ‘war and peace’ business case (and we have seen firms which literally require their partnership candidates to submit business cases which are over 50 pages long) into a 10 minute persuasive, engaging and impactful presentation for their partnership panel interview. In this article, we share the tips which have helped our clients make a persuasive and impactful pitch when it comes to their business case for partnership. Click here to read more
This is the most important tool you can use to talk about your business case for partnership
Over the last few years we have been advocating using a tool called a one page talk sheet to communicate your business case for partnership. In fact, this tool is probably the most important tool you can use when on partner track (or if you want to get onto partnership track). Your talk sheet is a great tool to use in your partnership panel interviews. In this blog post, we discuss what exactly is a one page talk sheet and how to construct it. Click here to read more
How to give the best presentation of your life when pitching your business case at your partnership panel interview
This is an extract of an interview that I gave to Errol Williamson in Spring 2015. In this extract I discuss how to make sure that you truly ace your presentation of your business case at your partnership panel interview. Click here to read more
10 tips to ace your presentation to your partnership selection panel
Part of your firm’s partnership admission process in your journey to make partner will probably involve a presentation of your business case and personal case for partnership to a selection of partners, often in what is called your partnership panel interview. These partners are typically some of the most influential in the partnership. Nerve-wracking stuff! This blog post will give you ten tips to help you ace this presentation (and any others you need to do!) Click here to read more.
One of our most sought-after courses in our subscriber-only site Progress to Partner is called “How to Build a Cast-Iron Business Case for Partner”. We think it’s a must-have in your arsenal of tools and guidance to help with your career progression. There is also a section on the Partnership Admissions process with guides and recordings to help you find your way through the system. Check it out!
Your guide to demystifying competency based interviews within the partnership admissions process
You can normally expect to do a series of interviews within the partnership admissions process. One of these interviews is likely to be competency based. It could be with an HR person or during a partnership panel interview. Click here to read more.
5 tips from a new partner to pass the competency based interview
This post is based on a set of tips from one of our clients for how to tackle a competency based interview. (This may be a partnership panel interview). Click here to read more.