From the category archives:

New ways of working

Tweet When Katie and I first wrote about portfolio careers most people had never heard of the expression including people who had one! Now it is ubiquitous and is a major topic when it comes to the changing nature of work and employment. The Middlesex University research that we quoted showed that the 60+ generation […]

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Tweet This is a new book written by my friend Steve Preston and just published on Amazon. I was delighted to be asked to write the foreward for it. It is always good to get a new perspective on a topic one has lived with and loved for many years. With this book Steve has […]

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Tweet Katie and I continually wax on about the pluses of having a portfolio career which also means that for many of us we are also freelancers. I found this article in Management Today fascinating as it is written from the point of view of employers of freelancers. The author, Peter Johnston, gives many tips […]

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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 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 Not much is the usual answer I get from portfolio workers. Training unbelievably appears to be one of the first things cut in hard times. And politicians and commentators wonder why our productivity is relatively low compared with many other countries. I don’t have hard data from the UK but recent research from the […]

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