From the category archives:

Flexible working

Tweet Most people that I know with a portfolio career have unpaid work as part of that portfolio. I certainly do. I have offered free mentoring to people for many years. I have chaired my local community association for 8 years and for the past 3 years I have been a trustee for Disability Sport […]

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Tweet That was a quote from someone at a recent conference where I was talking about portfolio careers. Sounds obvious does’nt it? But a recent CIPD survey shows that  only one-fifth (21 per cent) of the 1,050 senior HR professionals surveyed for the report said they had received requests from male employees to take up […]

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Tweet Many portfolio workers though not all work from home and indeed see that as one of the benifits. So I was delighted to be approached by www.creditdonkey.com/work-from-home-sites.html to use some of my ideas on a page they were working on to promote portfolio careers. It gives a wide range of jobs that people are […]

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Tweet In writing our book in 2009 we were intrigued to discover research that suggested that the 2 groups most attracted by the notion of pursuing a portfolio career were the Millennials (under 28’s) and the 60+ group. Us ‘baby boomers’ have fundamentally changed every life stage we have lived through. Remember the 60’s? No […]

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Tweet …. according to a the latest report from Adobe titled “Work in Progress”. Just over 1,000 U.S. office workers were questioned on their sentiments about the future of work. I was asked in an interview recently if porfolio careers had a future!!

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Tweet An excellent new resource for people looking for alternatives to the traditional concepts of work and careers. The Hire Me My Way campaign is led by Timewise, a multi-award winning social business. Their founding vision is that ‘everyone should be able to find the flexibility they need in their job, without losing their value in the […]

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Tweet We have always known that in theory a portfolio career can also pave the way for a portfolio lifestyle. I tend to come across more women with portfolio careers than men but then it is very difficult to find any real stats on this. However, a fascinating new report, Working Futures, published by the […]

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Tweet I was asked this quesion recently when being interviewed on radio about portfolio careers. Good question! In the latter part of the last century people including careers advisors were still using this term. And of course career paths still exist, especially in long established careers like medicine, law and accountancy. But even with these […]

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Tweet Well – not in so many words! But read on. As Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and founder of the Hot Spots Movement, Lynda is universally regarded for the insights her books and research have provided into organisational behaviour and management. Her most recent research focuses on the organisational, personal and […]

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Tweet Can you believe that within an hour of my posting my last blog on Australian students being taught how to create a portfolio career for themselves that someone brought my attention to an article in the Guardian this week that was advocating exactly this but this time in relation to the arts in general. […]

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