I was fascinated in coming across an article by in Building in which she tells us  that the people joining construction today are going to have to adapt like no generation before.They could well have to work into their 80s while knowing that many of the jobs of the future haven’t been thought of yet. “It’s likely that those in their 20s now will have portfolio careers, allowing them to escape being pigeon-holed into roles but demanding those soft human skills just as much as technical know-how.

This is tomorrow’s world and it’s in everyone’s interests to try to understand it. And embrace it.”

So something else you can discuss with your builders. Asking them what other jobs they have!

 

 

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Rachel Brushfield, Portfolio Career, Energise, Inspiring Portfolio Careers, career coaching

Obviously by reading our book!

However, a good friend of mine – Rachel Brushfield – is putting on a series of workshops and seminars around this topic. I would recommend these.

Career support for you for an uncertain world

 

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Portfolio and Freelance Careers in Oz

29 August 2018

Yes – the portfolio career trajectory is alive and well down under. Do have a look at a great article by Janie Barrett in which she also summarises what is happening in the US and the implications for employers. The latter have not yet fully recognised the commercial possibilities of hiring more and more free […]

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Doctors with Portfolio Careers – the next chapter.

8 August 2018

I have posted before about the increasing attractiveness of a portfolio career for doctors and this morning came across a fascinating article by Jenny Cook. In this she reports that  Nottinghamshire LMC’s ‘Portfolio Plus’ scheme, which was introduced in May 2018, helps local GPs to find opportunities for portfolio work by linking them with an […]

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Is a Side Hustle another name for a portfolio career?

5 July 2018

As many as four in 10 working adults in the UK are running ‘side hustles’ alongside their full-time career, in a growing trend with major implications for organisations, new research has revealed. According to whitepaper The Side Hustle Economy, published yesterday by Henley Business School, side hustles – defined as small businesses or secondary jobs […]

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So – just how do I make an impression?

4 July 2018

One of the skills we outline in our book as being crucial to a succesful portfolio career is the ability to network well. Many people find this daunting but – portfolio careers aside – this is a really important lifeskill. I have written much around this topic but recently came across a really useful small […]

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And now its the Vets …..

16 June 2018

In the past few months I have posted a number of times about traditional professions that are now seeing and even espousing portfolio careers for their members. It was only a matter of time before Vets began to move into this career space! See this article by Arlo Guthrie quoting recent research from the British […]

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Portfolio Careers and Gig Work

13 June 2018

I am seeing more and more articles and discussions linking the gig economy and portfolio careers. There is no doubt that some people do indeed utilise gig work to help them constuct a portfolio career for themselves. An excellent article by Katie Kuehner-Hebert explores the increasing attractiveness to age groups from millenials to boomers of […]

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And now it’s portfolio careers for pharmacists!

16 April 2018

Ivana Knyght leads the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s professional development and support service and I was fascinated to read an interview with her  in which she was explaining about the type of support her team offers members throughout their careers. In my last blog post I was talking about how attractive the notion of a portfolio […]

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GP’s encouraged to consider portfolio careers!

4 April 2018

I have written before about the increasing attraction of portfolio working to medical staff but there are now extraordinary developments. The BMA has called on the Government to introduce ‘virtual’, chambers-style GP models in a bid to stop GPs leaving the profession. It said the new working opportunity should draw on the locum chambers model, […]

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