From the category archives:

Work

Tweet Most people that I know with a portfolio career have unpaid work as part of that portfolio. I certainly do. I have offered free mentoring to people for many years. I have chaired my local community association for 8 years and for the past 3 years I have been a trustee for Disability Sport […]

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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 One of the joys of doing presentations is that you get bombarded with questions at the end – or in noisy groups sometimes in the middle too! I love these as although we get many similar questions  I am often stopped in my tracks by a new one and have to be creative in […]

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Tweet Truly flexible working for both individuals and businesses. Near Desk is starting in and around London and Home Counties but plans to expand further. Reduce stress, time, money, CO2 and increase quality of life and work. This is a win win for individuals and business. Their mission to get more of us working as […]

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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 I am really getting hot under the collar about this topic! After my last posting on this I was astonished the very next day to see yet more down putting of part time work in an article in Personnel Today. It begins with the startling heading – Number of people forced into part-time roles […]

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Tweet If you have read our book you might recall this illustration of someone who enjoys what we call a serial career pattern. This is a person who no matter how well they are doing and how much they have enjoyed their work every 5,6 or 7 years get bored and in need of a […]

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Tweet In our book we talk of many attractions and mostly on the positive side. However, occasionally we see evidence which suggests that there are some negative pushes as well, The Charted Management Institute (CMI) in  a recent survey of 2,000 employees found that 55% don’t think their manager is up to the job.   Perhaps […]

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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 Seeing this headline this morning it made me wonder if one of the main motivations behind becoming a portfolio worker is that you can dodge this issue to a large degree. You may still have to work or contract with people who do not exactly get your pulse going but the joy is that […]

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