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

How to accelerate your career by moving firms (our 3-step guide)
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How to accelerate your career by moving firms (our 3-step guide)

Sometimes, the best way to get out of a career rut or to get ahead at work is to move firms. A scary thought, we know, but a move brings with it new opportunities for you to grab by the horns. If moving firms is part of your strategy for getting ahead at work, here’s…

The 2 essential components that your business case for partner or director as a lateral hire needs
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The 2 essential components that your business case for partner or director as a lateral hire needs

Over the last few months I’ve been reviewing lateral hire business cases for people who want to join a Big 4 firm or large firm as a lateral hire at director or partner. Any Big 4, or large international accounting or law firm will want to have a lateral hire business case before they hire…

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7 key questions to answer if you have been offered a partner role in another firm

When is it a good time to move to a partner role in another firm, and when should you stay put? This was the recent question that I was asked. This is the answer I gave: Does your current firm make you happy? It can be very tempting to jump ship for a partner role…

How to overcome the challenge of selling yourself when going from industry into practice
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How to overcome the challenge of selling yourself when going from industry into practice

Going from industry into practice as a junior partner, director, senior associate or partner-designate can be a good way of making partner. As with all the routes to making partner, this one has its challenges and its benefits. The biggest challenge with this route is the fact that you may not have had to sell…

3 key questions to answer in order to build up a business case when you are currently in industry
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3 key questions to answer in order to build up a business case when you are currently in industry

In this post we look at how to build a business case for partnership when you are in industry and looking to return to practice as a partner. I’ve been writing this blog now for 2.5 years, and for the last 18+ months I have been asking everyone who signs up to our career kitbag…

Career Clinic: I’m bored in industry, should I move back into practice?
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Career Clinic: I’m bored in industry, should I move back into practice?

I always love receiving career questions in my inbox from the folks who have signed up for our career kitbag. This  recent question really made me stop and think.  The background to the question was that the individual concerned had spent six years in a Big4 before moving out to industry for rwo years. However,…

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