The interview process – a survival guide

Most of our clients move smoothly and efficiently through the selection process. Here’s an outline of how to cope with the interview ‘norm’ and the much longer alternative. The first interview In many cases, this meeting gives everyone the...

Leaving on Bad Terms

Leaving on Bad Terms Leaving a job on bad terms is not “career suicide”, but it is a difficult terrain to navigate. Here’s what you need to know if you are considering a move? It’s the classic scenario, and often the source of corporate whispers....

From Graduate to Partner

From Graduate to Partner Last week I spoke to an acquantance from university I hadn’t been in touch with for over twenty years. I was calling her because she was the referee for a delightful candidate I have been helping move from private practice to a senior...

How To Set Career Management Goals

How To Set Career Management Goals Over the course of my career, I have met and interviewed many successful lawyers working in diverse practice areas – from company secretaries of ASX listed businesses to equity partners at leading top-tier firms. All have one...

Why You Haven’t Made Partner

Why You Haven’t Made Partner I was recently talking to a Senior Associate who couldn’t understand why they had been passed over for partnership. Sure, they had been told they failed to create a convincing business plan. But this was not the real reason....