From the category archives:

Flexible working

Tweet In the past we have discussed how many people working in the arts are already and have been pursuing portfolio careers for some time now. So it was especially interesting to discover that in Australia knowing how to build a portfolio career has become an essential skill for Australian musicians. ‘Being led by a […]

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Tweet “This is a guest blog by career strategist and coach Rachel Brushfield at Energise – The Talent Liberation Company (see below for more about her).” Research shows that lawyers are one of the unhappiest of all the professions, so no wonder then that many lawyers are finding the prospect of a portfolio career appealing. […]

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Tweet A number of people have commented to me recently that I have been very quiet on this site. Someone even wanted to know if I was still alive! Well, I am very much alive but have been devoting a huge chunk of my paid work time for the past year in working with my […]

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Tweet I have quoted Seth a number of times before and strongly recommend that you subscribe to his free daily website. I particularly liked this one as portfolio workers we are primarily responsible for our own personal and professional development and one of the best ways of accomplishing this is by asking people how they […]

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Tweet There are more and more people setting up businesses from home as this excellent research report from Enterprise Nation shows. A big plus is that the G’ment are actively encouraging this and ensuring that people can do this without having to pay business rates, seek planning permission and giving guidelines for a model tenancy […]

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Tweet We have posted a lot over the past year in particular with data that clearly shows the increasing popularity of portfolio careers, self employment, freelancing and flexible working. The latest study is from PcW.  Only around one in seven workers wants to work in a ‘traditional’ nine-to-five office environment in the future, according to […]

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Tweet One of the joys of shopping in Waitrose – and there are many, especially if like me you are now also a carer – is that you can sit with your free coffee and read their free mags and their Waitrose Weekend paper. And low and behold a great article in it today by […]

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Tweet I seem to be spending more and more time reading and talking to people about the changing nature of work. The fact that we are portfolio workers is just one example of the biggest societal change in how work is viewed since the industrial revolution. I think it’s worth investing 9 minutes to look […]

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Tweet This is a question I am asked regularly. My answers vary according to my mood and time of the  year! One that I consistently use is the simple fact that I miss the ongoing contact with a ‘team’ of fellow workers. I can manage to recreate much of the social contact but I miss […]

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Tweet Well – who are we to say! What we do know, however, is that in our experience most portfolio careerists do not tend to marry or partner with other portfolio workers.  They usually partner with people with single track, serial or life style careers. (Read the free introduction to our book.) So it is […]

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