Are you ready to go for partnership?

Plan is one out of 12 key indicators for making it to Partner. What are the key indicators we hear you ask? Well, they are a list of criteria that we have come up with to test whether you are ready to go for partnership. Based on our experiences of working with hundreds of lawyers, accountants and consultants, we found that only the candidates who performed strongly in these 12 key areas, were successful in being made up to Partner.

You can only know what you need to work on when you assess yourself, so take our Partnership Readiness Assessment now. This will tell you how you score in the 12 key areas, highlighting which of the indicators you need to work on. The results of this assessment will be invaluable to you as it will help you to prioritise and take purposeful steps to progress your career to Partner. 

Why is Plan so important to your future career progression?

As the saying goes, if you fail to plan, you're planning to fail. With everything that you are required to do - and that's just in the day job - if you don't have a plan of what is needed to drive your career forward, then more often than not, 6 months go by and you never make good on your intentions. After all, watching and waiting isn't going to help you get to partner. When you only have an odd 30 mins here and there to spend on your career progression, you need to know exactly what to focus on. And that is where your Partner Track Plan comes in. 

If your plan is really going to help you succeed, you need to consistently implement it. This means:

  • Diarising the actions on your plan
  • Implementing a little bit of your Partner Track Plan every day
  • Reviewing and adjusting your plan weekly, monthly and quarterly

How to know what to get started on

If you don't know where to start with your plan, take these 4 essential steps:

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    Take the Partnership Readiness Assessment - and get a report of the areas you need to focus on.
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    Choose your one big focus - what you will focus on for the next 90 days that will drive your career forward the most.
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    Find the time to do it - prioritise your development, diarise the time, and start with small, consistent actions.
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    Review your progress every month - review what you have learnt with your coach and decide on what you need to focus on next.

If you need more help with this indicator, read Chapter 3 of Poised for Partnership here.

Look at the great resources in the Progress To Partner membership site to help build your Career Plan

On demand courses


Recorded Virtual Events

Job seeking Webinar
How to be more resilient whatever life throws at you

Workbooks, books and guides

Effective Job Seeking Guide
Career Action Plan
Weekly planner template
Poised for partnership 3rd edition book

Short videos

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