How can we stop this outbreak of ‘slashing’!

25 April 2019

After my recent diatribe about the US term for portfolio careers – slashing – taking over from our perfectly understandable term for it – portfolio careers – could not believe it when once again this morning there is another piece arguing for slashing as if it has only just been invented! This time can you […]

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BBC ‘discovers portfolio careers’!

24 April 2019

The money programme has just had a piece on portfolio careers. One of the fascinating facts for me was the latest research they had on the uptake of portfolio careers. More than 320,500 self-employed people in Britain are working two or more jobs, new analysis suggests. A study by the Association of Independent Professionals and […]

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Why you need to embrace a portfolio career

25 February 2019

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 the […]

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Side Hussles are Muscling in!

26 November 2018

In July I posted  about this new phase that I was coming across called ‘side hussle’ which some people, including Henley Business School, were using almost as an alternative to the term ‘portfolio career’. From my internet researches it appears that the term is largely used to refer to a second job that not only […]

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Even builders are starting to explore portfolio careers!

21 September 2018

I was fascinated in coming across an article by Chloë McCulloch in Building in which she tells us  that the people joining construction today are going to have to adapt like no generation before.They could well have to work into their 80s while knowing that many of the jobs of the future haven’t been thought […]

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How do you develop a portfolio career?

5 September 2018

Obviously by reading our book! However, a good friend of mine – Rachel Brushfield – is putting on a series of workshops and seminars around this topic. I would recommend these. Career support for you for an uncertain world  

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Portfolio and Freelance Careers in Oz

29 August 2018

Yes – the portfolio career trajectory is alive and well down under. Do have a look at a great article by Janie Barrett in which she also summarises what is happening in the US and the implications for employers. The latter have not yet fully recognised the commercial possibilities of hiring more and more free […]

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Doctors with Portfolio Careers – the next chapter.

8 August 2018

I have posted before about the increasing attractiveness of a portfolio career for doctors and this morning came across a fascinating article by Jenny Cook. In this she reports that  Nottinghamshire LMC’s ‘Portfolio Plus’ scheme, which was introduced in May 2018, helps local GPs to find opportunities for portfolio work by linking them with an […]

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Is a Side Hustle another name for a portfolio career?

5 July 2018

As many as four in 10 working adults in the UK are running ‘side hustles’ alongside their full-time career, in a growing trend with major implications for organisations, new research has revealed. According to whitepaper The Side Hustle Economy, published yesterday by Henley Business School, side hustles – defined as small businesses or secondary jobs […]

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So – just how do I make an impression?

4 July 2018

One of the skills we outline in our book as being crucial to a succesful portfolio career is the ability to network well. Many people find this daunting but – portfolio careers aside – this is a really important lifeskill. I have written much around this topic but recently came across a really useful small […]

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