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Barrie Hopson

Tweet 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 […]

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Tweet 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 […]

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Tweet 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 […]

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Tweet 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 […]

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Tweet 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 […]

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Tweet 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 […]

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Tweet 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 […]

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Tweet  My guest contributor this month is John Hawthorn who argues strongly that so much of the discussion on work, careers and the future of work is not based on known facts. My take on this is that portfolio careers are better suited than traditional career patterns to cope with and even benefit from these […]

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Tweet Many portfolio career workers do remote work so I have pleasure in presenting a guest blog by Robert Wesley who is a specialist in this area. Remote work has been around for several decades under a myriad of different names. The eldest of these terminologies, “telecommuting”, was coined back in the ‘70s, while the […]

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Tweet Fascinating article by Kim Thomas on the massive changes in work life and career options for nurses today. She makes the point that a few years ago, most nurses could expect to spend their working life in a hospital. These days, England’s 281,000 nurses work in a variety of roles. Many support chronically ill […]

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