From the category archives:

Future of work

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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Tweet Networking – the joy and the bain for a portfolio worker. I would argue that this a life skill not just for all portfolio workers but for all paid and non-paid workers and on my high horse would claim that whover you are you need to  know how to do this. If you can […]

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Tweet This is the title of a blog piece for Fast Company magazine that is well worth reading. Why? Because ever since we wrote our book it has become increasingly obvious that portfolio careers is increasingly a first choice for people of all generations. The baby boomers are especially jumping on to this way of […]

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Tweet One of the pluses that portfolo workers like to emphasise to more normal people (!) is that there is less and less job security around compared with the 20th century so it pays to have more than one egg in your paid work basket. A fascinating website that was sent to me recently attempts […]

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Tweet Yesterday I bumped into Hannah Gamble who has 2 horses in the field next to my house. I discovered her passion for horses but also for a lifestyle that I found mind blowing. In our book, Katie and I found one person that we interviewed that won our hypothetical race as to who had […]

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