How to deal with stress on the partnership track: the definitive guide
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How to deal with stress on the partnership track: the definitive guide

Anyone who has had a career in law, accountancy or consulting knows just how demanding these industries can be. The long hours, high stakes, and constant competition create a working culture like no other. And this experience only intensifies when pursuing partnership. As a result, many people start to neglect their mental and physical health…

The Ultimate Guide to Switching Off When You’re On Holiday
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The Ultimate Guide to Switching Off When You’re On Holiday

Holidays should be relaxing – a welcome break from your busy work schedule. And yet, many of us waste them worrying about deadlines, responding to emails and returning calls that could quite honestly wait. So, in a bid to help you break these bad habits, we’re going to teach you how to switch off from…

The essential guide to survive the busy season: survivor’s tips for both management and staff
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The essential guide to survive the busy season: survivor’s tips for both management and staff

Whether you’re a junior accountant about to do your first busy season or an established accountant employed in practice with years of experience, the audit silly season or the self-assessment personal tax preparation madness can knock the best of employees off their feet. With multiple clients, a never-ending workload, and long hours at the office,…

The Number 1 secret to increasing your productivity as an accountant
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The Number 1 secret to increasing your productivity as an accountant

Do you know this number 1 secret to increasing your productivity? This is one of the best productivity tips for accountants out there. Productivity tips for accountants: organise your area Until the profession embraces paperless working, paper and clutter are always going to be part of an accountant’s life. It sounds like a fairly simple…

4 key must-dos to survive big 4 busy season
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4 key must-dos to survive big 4 busy season

Just the word “busy season” makes accountants at Big 4 firms shiver with fear. It conjures dark images of long hours, tight deadlines, constant pressure, and grueling hard work that lasts for weeks. If you feel like this at the very mention of the word, don’t fret. Here is how to survive big 4 busy…

20 Tips for courteous office behaviour if you want to make partner
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20 Tips for courteous office behaviour if you want to make partner

Today’s guest post is by Katherine Everitt-Newton, a resilience coach. A chance encounter in the office triggered this post on Courteous Office Behaviour. Being liked and respected by your peers and colleagues goes a long way to helping you get to get noticed for partner track and make partner. Courteous behaviour is just one way…

5 savvy tips to get time to think even in the middle of a client crisis
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5 savvy tips to get time to think even in the middle of a client crisis

When you work within the professions and have to record every six minutes, thinking space can be a bit of a luxury. However, time to think isn’t a luxury you can’t afford, it is an absolute necessity to be able to perform and make the right decisions. Here are our 5 tips to get your…

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6 tips to eat and drink your way to reduced stress levels

One of the four ingredients needed to get rapid career progression is a healthy mind and a healthy body. However, with the amount of stress which is just the norm in the professions, it is not always easy to obtain the healthy mind and healthy body bit. I have noticed that due to my very…

Why is regularly ‘feeding your soul’ so important to making partner?
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Why is regularly ‘feeding your soul’ so important to making partner?

If you are going to work at peak performance, then you need to think differently about your health and well-being. Or as Chris William’s, performance coach to partners in the magic circle and Big 4, puts it, “Alternative Asset Management”. Most of us will find ourselves working at full stretch on the journey to get…

9 things to do if you’re feeling overwhelmed and get back in control
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9 things to do if you’re feeling overwhelmed and get back in control

Jon Baker explores in this blog post, what it feels like to be overwhelmed, and 9 things you can do to reduce your stress levels and get back under control.  Are you feeling overwhelmed, slightly out of control and worrying that you’re getting less done than you should? What is overwhelmed? Overwhelmed can feel like…

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