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Want to make partner? Then, learn how to ‘join the club’

To succeed in any firm, you need to be seen as a member of ‘the club’ and the influential groups within that club. In our experience, professionals who are ‘loners’ greatly reduce their chances of making partner if for no other reason than the fact that they haven’t raised their profile and the partners don’t …

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Make partner and still have a life – It’s a choice

I was having a conversation today about the whole ‘how to make partner and still have a life’ proposition. In the conversation we explored our reactions to an e-mail I had received from one of my network, which contained the damning and immensely sad lines: I don’t think my firm would approve of me wanting …

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How to make the jump to junior partner

Surely, a partner role is just the same as an assignment manager with a bit of other stuff chucked in? Well, no. Is it just a title for appearances sake & business cards? Well, no…These are some of the reasons why so many people fail to make the grade as a partner, because they don’t fully make the transition from assignment manager to partner. It may be that they are not equipped to make the change, or as sometimes happens, the firm they are in does not let them make the transition.

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