4 simple ways juniors can shine to get promoted ahead of your peers
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4 simple ways juniors can shine to get promoted ahead of your peers

So you want to get promoted ahead of peers at your professional service firm? Perhaps you’re at a law firm, consultancy, or accountancy firm?   Professional service firms are full of bright, hard-working ambitious people.  All your peers who are working at the same level as you are all ambitious to get promoted. How can you…

Why you need to be a BRAND to progress your career in the professions
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Why you need to be a BRAND to progress your career in the professions

This week I spent a day working with 3 senior lawyers helping them start a partner-sized practice. For each of the three, I helped them define and articulate their brand. It only occurred to me as I reflected on my conversations that wherever you are in your career you need to have built a brand…

How to build your reputation as ‘one to watch’ right from the early days in your firm
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How to build your reputation as ‘one to watch’ right from the early days in your firm

In last week’s post I introduced the concept of ‘Partnership Potential’. In today’s post, I am going to explore more the concept of partnership potential, by looking at how the reputation you develop for yourself drives the likelihood of you becoming seen as partnership potential. The advice in this blog post will help progress your career…

5 key ingredients needed if you are to be seen as ‘partnership potential’
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5 key ingredients needed if you are to be seen as ‘partnership potential’

For some people, the route to partnership is a hard slog. (In fact, probably for most people.) However, there are often a few number of people who seem to be given extra help and all the right assignments and experiences to make it to partner. These select few are often tagged by partners as ‘partnership…

Find out why potential partners need to be a triple threat
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Find out why potential partners need to be a triple threat

If you were a director or senior associate and bringing in work worth over £1 million, you would think that you would be a sure bet for partnership. This may not always be the case, read on to find out more… The world of theatre has a phrase called a triple threat. This is someone…

7 signs that your firm will put on you on partnership track – and your technical ability isn’t one of them
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7 signs that your firm will put on you on partnership track – and your technical ability isn’t one of them

Did you know that behind closed doors your partners are considering whether you are future partner material? This will have a huge influence on whether you make partner at your firm, or any other firm. This may happen very formally with a firm doing a talent audit, or very informally when partners get together. In…

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