12 tips to survive and thrive when you move to a new firm

Want to move firms? This one’s for you… I recently finished a great book called ‘Strategies for Being Brilliant’ by Sue Ritchie – the book explores 21 strategies to achieve greater happiness, confidence and success. Throughout the book, Sue draws upon her personal experience with emigration to demonstrate how these unique strategies helped her adjust …

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5 career resolutions everyone should make this year (and how to stick to them)

The start of a new year provides us with the perfect opportunity to set new goals and aspirations. Professionally speaking, setting career resolutions (and sticking to them) can increase focus, improve time management and boost productivity. Yet, despite our best intentions (and all of the notable benefits), it’s not uncommon for these resolutions to fall …

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How to grow your profile among the partners and influencers in your firm (even when most people are not in the office every day)

Shouldn’t the best candidate for partnership always get to partner? While the obvious answer is yes, that isn’t always the reality. It is fairly common to hear about partners sitting around the table, openly acknowledging that a candidate has a very strong Business Case, will credibly lead their part of the firm, and is very likely …

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Business networking tips for accountants (7 ways to save you heaps of time!)

Ahh…networking. It’s both the key to success yet one of the biggest drains on time, time that most professionals don’t have to spare. So what are your choices: put networking off to spend time on tasks that give you an instant return on investment or dedicate the necessary time to deepening existing connections and creating …

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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. These partners are typically some of the most influential in the partnership. Nerve-wracking stuff! This blog post will give you ten tips to …

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Your top six priorities when you are successful in the partnership admissions vote

Firstly, well done for making it to partner! You have probably made the biggest and toughest step up you are ever going to make in your career. In the few months before your appointment to partner becomes permanent, you have some essential activities to see to. Here is what to do after you make partner …

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Managing difficult conversations: 3 essential books to add to your arsenal

Here are 3 essential books that you need to add to your reading list. That is if you are looking for sound advice on how to manage difficult conversations (and people). I personally have all three books and regularly recommend them to my clients, particularly when they are struggling with conflict situations at work or …

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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 …

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How to say no to a work project from a partner

How do you say no to a partner who is asking help from you for a work project? And how do you do it without offending them or hurting your career? Many lawyers, accountants, and consultants find it hard to say “no” when it comes to work, especially when it is work offered by a …

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