The 5 people you need in your corner if you want to make it to partner

Read any article or book on progressing your career and inevitably you will be told the benefits of having a career mentor. And I totally agree. A mentor for your career is essential if you want to make it to partner. But, making it to partner in a professional services firm is NOT like getting …

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6 tips to get back in touch with people you’ve lost touch with

Getting back in touch with people is something that many of us find difficult; regardless of the reason that we want to reach out, it seems that the longer we leave it, the harder it gets. This is true for your personal circle and also for your business network too. Even with understanding the value …

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The 3 questions your business case for partnership needs to answer if you are to be successful

If you are going to make partner (or even director in some firms) you will need a persuasive business case. After all not many partnerships are prepared to give up a slice of their profits to someone who is just a ‘good pair of hands’ or a trusted member of the team. The problem is …

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The right (and wrong) way to stand out on LinkedIn and win work and find new opportunities

With COVID-19 still circulating the globe (at the time of writing) many lawyers, accountants and consultants are being forced to re-evaluate their business development plans to include LinkedIn. The key question every professional I meet wants to know is how to stand out on LinkedIn. After all, there are many hundreds of thousands of people …

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2 ways to get promoted fast to manager in your accountancy firm

Once you get that promotion to manager, you see so many doors open. Suddenly, the prospect of becoming a partner is very real. Even if, as a CPA, you decide to opt-out of public accounting, management experience will significantly help with your career advancement prospects in business and industry. So how do you get that …

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The lowdown on how to ask for and get a decent pay rise

Hang on a minute! You can actually ask for a pay rise? So many accountants, lawyers and consultants in practice think they can’t ask for a pay rise, but sometimes it’s a conversation you need to have. Given that so many firms have put in place pay freezes, pay cuts and recruitment freezes, there is …

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The missing ingredient in why we struggle to make the time for business development

It’s too hard! I don’t know where to start! How to find the time for business development? I’m a good technician…I won’t do it. Sound familiar? If I am honest, the biggest thing that holds so many great lawyers, accountants and consultants from progressing their career is knowing how to find the time for business …

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How to use social media to find your next role (8 not-so-secret tips!)

Social media has long been a great way to increase your profile and get recognised, but it has perhaps never been quite so essential as it is now. With the Coronavirus putting a halt on travel, preventing large events for the foreseeable future, and throwing a spanner in the works with just meeting face-to-face, job …

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A definitive guide to job hunting for lawyers, accountants, and consultants (part 2)

There is more than one trail to the summit of a mountain. The same is true for job hunting. There are many strategies, many channels that you can use to find your ideal role, but like the trails to the top of a mountain, there are only a few consistent ways that result in success …

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A definitive guide to job hunting for lawyers, accountants, and consultants (part 1)

There is more than one trail to the summit of a mountain. The same is true for job hunting. There are many strategies, many channels that you can use to find your ideal role, but like the trails to the top of a mountain, there are only a few consistent ways that result in success …

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