From the category archives:

Future of work

Tweet I loved this picture even though it only represents men! When I started to write about careers in the 1970’s  we were already saying that the average worker was likely to have at least 4 jobs before retirement. That was well before this century when we now have portfolio careers, huge increase in self […]

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Tweet …. was a finding from an article in the Journal of Happiness Studies recently. Admittedly the research was on students only but the findings were significant enough to get the authors speculating about numbers of passions and happiness and well being. The results clearly showed that those with 2 or more passions scored significantly […]

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Tweet My last posting was all about portfolio living – including portfolio careers – taking over from traditional life stages like Retirement. I have intimated that I have been spending much time over the past 2 years in producing an online learning programme to help people prepare and plan for their retirement as of course […]

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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 I am delighted to introduce a guest blog today from Lizzie Penny, Co-founder and Joint CEO of The Hoxby Collective . Lizzie breaks down the 3 steps you need to take to land a job you absolutely love in 2016. Finding a job that puts a spring in your step changes work from being […]

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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 Yes -another new piece of jargon although it is difficult to get an agreed definition of this yet. It seems to be a catch-all term for anything from Uber taxi drivers to freelance professionals. Cath Everett has writtem a fascinating account of this in an article in Personnel Today. Even US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton […]

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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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