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4 foolproof tips to help you make it from being on partnership track to Big 4 partner

What happens when you put two strong straight-talking women in a room? Who both help talented professionals make partner at the Big 4 (as well as other firms!) The sparks flew…. …as the world was put to rights! During my lengthy conversation with  Tara  (Leadership and Personal Impact Specialist who has helped 100s of Big 4 directors […]

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How to make partner at a Big 4 firm? (part 2)

Why do professionals want to be a Big 4 partner? Becoming a Big 4 partner is generally seen as the pinnacle of excellence and achievement for any accountant or consultant. In this second of a series of blog posts, we will discuss what you need to do to be a Big 4 partner, and the […]

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5 good ways to eat, drink, network and be merry this christmas season

The round of christmas work parties has definitely started. The question is are you a bit ‘bah humbug’ when it comes to festive networking? Or are you in festive party heaven? Here is my guide, with a sprinkling of sober advice, to help even the most reluctant and ‘bah humbug’ of networkers to get the […]

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Is the curse of professionalism limiting your career progression?

A few months ago I was helping a group of consultants put together their personal marketing kit. Despite most  of the consultants handling client portfolios worth over £1 million, they almost all suffered with the curse of professionalism, which was stopping them taking the next step in their career.  In this blog post I identify […]

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4 tips to help take the stress out of doing verbal and numerical reasoning tests

One element of the partnership admissions process, particularly if you are a lateral candidate, is verbal and numerical reasoning tests. These are normally nothing to be feared. If you haven’t done any verbal or numerical reasoning tests for a fair few years, these can become a very stressful part of the whole partnership admissions process. […]

Why my coming 292nd out of 330 will help you make partner

My face was bright red, I was sweating from every single part of me… but I was smiling and ecstatically happy. My husband was by my side. There was of course, some fairly tight and revealing clothing being worn… … but you would expect that as I was at the finish line of The Marston […]