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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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How to be seen as ‘partner ready’ by becoming a member of the club

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 …

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Career Clinic: I’ve just been promoted to senior manager, is it to soon to be thinking about partnership?

This was the question that was posed to me last week, from a newly promoted senior manager in a big 4 firm. Good question! Here was my response to the question… Depending on your firm, your next step may actually be to partner. Some firms use the director role as a career full-stop, whereas some …

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What is more important; your personal or business case for partnership?

The partner track process will assess both your personal case and business case for partnership. The Big 4 and large law firms will typically assessed formally both your personal and business case. However, the smaller or mid-tier firms may only formally assess your business case. The personal case will be assessed informally.  The thing is …

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5 clever ways to get your mentor and sponsoring partner to help you to make partner

5 tips to make partner Your mentor and/or sponsoring partner can literally make or break your transition from senior associate/director through to making partner. Based on our recent experiences of helping our client successfully get appointed to a partnership position in a top 6 firm in the UK, here are 5 tips your sponsoring partner and/or …

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What’s the emotional part of my business case for partnership?

There are two parts to your business case, and as mentioned in ‘what do you need to put in your business case for partnership‘, there is the rational, logical part and then the emotional part – which isn’t written down. If you are going to make partner, you will need to focus on both parts …

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9 questions to help you assess how well you fit in your firm

In yesterday’s blog post, we talked about the importance of ‘fit’ between your personal values and your firm’s culture and values. Here are 9 questions which will help you honestly assess how good a match there is between you and your firm: How would you describe your firm’s culture, both written and unwritten? How well …

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Why every successful potential partner needs to identify their firm’s values fast

I was talking to a highly respected and long-serving partner from a top twenty accountancy practice a few weeks ago. It was with great sadness that he told me that the firm’s values seemed to have changed for the worst, and they no longer matched with his. At this point, I knew that he was …

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What financial terms do I need to be familiar with if I am going to be a partner?

What many potential partners forget is that becoming a partner is also taking a step up and owning a slice of the business. As every business owner knows, you don’t need to be an accountant to manage the finances of your business carefully, but you do need to be familiar with the financial KPIs which …

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