From the category archives:

Networking

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 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 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 If this makes you grimace then maybe you should think again. I get increasingly bombarded from the 2 universities from which I gained degrees for attending events, giving money, meet ups, etc. Except that as portfolio workers most of us have to network in ways that we probably did not think necessary when we […]

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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 Now you get to the very difficult issue of how polite, formal, matey, endearing, solicitous or cheeky you are going to be. Whenever I discuss this with people there are usually hilarious stories, lots of embarrassment, much nervousness and an overriding uncertainty.  These days of course many smartphones and the iPad even allow you […]

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Tweet I always find it instructive in giving talks on portfolio careers and I usually get a range of searching questions. One I got last Thursday from the Institute of Accounting in England and Wales (ICAEW) was about how do you get training and development when previously that was an employee benefit. I always hit […]

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Tweet I have just spent 2 days at the fantastic Yorkshire Mafia conference at the Royal Armories in Leeds. Over 2000 people, great speakers and forums, 150+ stands and all for free. The experience simply reminded me of the joys and horrors of networking events so it was an apposite coincidence when I saw Andy […]

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Tweet Trying to keep up with younger portfolio workers and one’s own children for that matter I welcome Saga’s recent free app which translates teenage slang into terms that I understand. It has the wonderful title of Wotever! I particularly liked the ‘powerpuff presentation’ as I have had to sit through too many of those […]

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Tweet Great piece in Fast Company magazine firstly talking about ‘broken tile syndrome’ – read it and see. And then  about the fact that most of us are much more skilled in complaining than we are at giving positive feedback. As portfolio workers often moving in and out of organisations we have great opportunities of […]

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