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Tweet Definitely, according to an excellent new book by Steve Preston,‘Winning Through Redundancy: Six Steps to Navigate Your Way to a Brighter Future‘. The book of course is much broader than that and outlines the many options to be explored but only after a great deal of personal work and analysis and creative thinking. The […]

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Tweet This question comes up almost every time that I do a presentation on portfolio careers. I am talking again this week to the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England & Wales (ICAEW). Accountants are loving the prospect of this alternative career pattern for them. As usual I emphasise that it is not a work […]

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Tweet 5.1 million people in the UK. According to Judith Woods from the Telegraph thats how many people are choosing to work part time. After you have read the article – please read some of the comments. It gives you a flavour of how different people see this way of working. Some seem to think […]

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Tweet We have posted on this topic before and pointed you towards the wonderful Harvard University address by JK Rowling. Because portfolio workers are ‘putting themselves about a bit’ rather more than people with more traditional career patterns, being turned down for projects and work is not an uncommon experience. What we do know is […]

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Tweet There are an increasing number of sites in the UK and especially in the US that now post freelance opportunities for all kinds of workers. Most of these will of course be  portfolio workers. We have just come across one launched in August for freelance PR people so pass it on to you.

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Tweet StartUp Britain is a new campaign which hopes to inspire people across Britain to start and grow a business. ( A note from Oli Barratt) A group of 8 (me, Rajeeb Dey, Richard O’Connor, Emma Jones, Michael Hayman, Jamie Murray Wells, Lara Morgan and Duncan Cheatle sat down to think about what would be […]

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Tweet We keep on telling people that they should be as googleme is the new business card. And LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner just announced that the professional network has now reached 100 million users worldwide. We keep hearing stories about the value of this online networking system. There are other interesting possibilities about too and […]

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Tweet Just to demonstrate that we really do not believe that a portfolio career is for everyone we thought you might be interested in seeing what Management Today came up with as the 8 ways to review your life and career. They interview a number of careers experts and is well worth a look. John […]

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Tweet Hot on our posting of yesterday comes a new report from the Institute of Employment Services. Self-employment, freelancing and multiple contract working are key characteristics of the careers of creative graduates five to seven years after graduation, according to a new report published today. Creative Career Stories provides a snapshot of the lives of […]

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Tweet Well not quite – as ours is not in it yet but I hope that will shortly be remedied! It is American so only details US books. My attention was brought to it by its compiler Katina Solomon. She presents  details of an inventory of books that she has listed around career decision making […]

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