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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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How to kick start your career to partner when you have got stuck at senior manager level

Do you feel stuck in your career path? How do you kick this career rut out of your way and get moving towards being a partner? Career lulls can happen to any professional. However, they tend to affect senior-level managers more than any other group level. Why? Because lawyers, accountants, and consultants at this level …

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5 sure ways to navigate from manager to partner (even if there is no clear career path at your firm!)

Are you working towards a clear career path? If so, what are you doing to make sure that you are on your way to becoming the next partner? Making a Clear Career Path The career ladder has become somewhat of a career lattice in many firms. This is mainly due to the fast advancements in …

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13 bulletproof ways highly-successful lawyers win that promotion over their peers

You want to know how to get ahead at work, how to win that promotion over your equally talented and hungry peers, but you don’t know the magic answer. Turns out, there is no magic answer. It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of time and effort, hitting your billable targets, and an …

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14 things highly-talented accountants do to get promoted ahead of their peers

How is your career growth? Are you moving up as you should be? Do you often find yourself asking “How can I get ahead in my career?” If you do, take a look at what the most successful accountants are doing. What do they do that separates them from the rest? What strengths do they …

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Why you now need both sponsors AND an influential firm mentor to rapidly progress your career in a Big 4, Magic Circle or large firm

Accepted wisdom used to be that you only needed an influential firm mentor to rapidly progress your career in the Big 4, Magic Circle or Mid-Tier Firms. In this blog post I share an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ (Click here for a free …

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5 tips to successfully navigate politics in your firm

Last week, I was speaking at a ‘how to make partner’ event hosted by the Pro-Recruitment group. After I had finished my talk, there was a question and answer session with me and a panel of partners. One of the questions was how to successfully navigate the politics in your firm. In this blog post …

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How does a Mentor help you build your Business and Personal Case?

In the last few posts I have been discussing the role of your support team to help you progress successfully through Partner Track. In today’s post, it is now time to look at your Mentor. How, if you use them properly, they can be your secret weapon. In this article, based on an extract from …

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6 common reasons why you didn’t get made up to partner this time around

This week, many firms will announce who they are admitting to the partnership. If you are not one of the lucky few,  it is time to take stock of why not.  In this blog post, I explore the main reasons why people are often unsuccessful as they go through their firm’s partnership admissions process You’ve not …

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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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