From the category archives:

New ways of working

Tweet I keep coming across more and more references to the increase of a side hustle career profile and the question of ‘but isn’t that just a version of a portfolio career? ‘ Actually I think it is – just about! However, it is likely always to be a more limited portfolio career as someone […]

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Tweet Ailsa Sharak has written a wonderful article on her own portfolio career centred around pharmacy. Following on from similar pieces on portfolio career patterns for doctors you can begin to see that the work pattern is beginnig to appeal to many members of the medical profession. Until very recently I think most people would […]

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Tweet I recently came across this description of the pluses of creating a portfolio career in an article by Shweta Taneja om the Live Mint website. She writes “A portfolio career is working towards developing a bouquet of careers in one work-life, that is, using different skill sets to generate multiple sources of income. You […]

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Tweet We know just how much the concept has taken off in the UK. We also know just how much it has taken off in the US – except of course they continue to use the awful title of ‘Slash careers’. We also know that in Europe generally it is also increasing but not apparantly […]

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Tweet Delighted to hear from the very lovely and very talented Marianne Cantwell this morning that the second edition of her great book is now available in the UK. I had the pleasure of helping her to get the first edition published 6 years ago. Portfolio careerists are not necessarily free range humans but most […]

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Tweet This will be part of the title of my new book which moves us on from portfolio careers. There is an excellent article in todays Evening Standard by Hannah Flint in which she discusses the massive growth of portfolio careers, side hussles, etc. I was taken by a quote she uses: “But why are […]

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Tweet I have been writing quite a lot over the past year about health service professionals who are being attracted more and more by the idea of portfolio careers. This has now been highlighted by a report this week which focuses on an NHS commitment to make general practice a ‘more attractive’ place to work […]

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Tweet I have previously discussed the attractiveness of portfolio careers for doctors, pharmacists and also nurses. This week there is yet another call for nurses to seriously consider portfolio careers. Gemma Mitchell in an article for the Nursing Times on a survey which showed the key issues for nurses. “If we are to attract more […]

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Tweet I am beginning to think that I am fighting as a one person band here in attempting to denigrate this awful American alternative to portfolio careers. And ‘no’ – it is not just because our book headlines ‘portfolio careers’. Honestly! I have been asked to write articles for a no of US sites and […]

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Tweet This was the title of a guest blog in HR News by Ben Chatfield CEO and CO-founder at Tempo. He points out that in past generations, when stability and long-term career planning was the priority, it was typical to stay with the same employers for life. By 2020 Millennials will comprise over 50% of […]

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