Retirement and Portfolio Living

15 September 2016

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 of […]

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Portfolio Careers in Iran!

6 September 2016

Yes our book  has just been published in Iran by Magyar Publishers. If you use Google Translate you can see the book featured on their website at www.mazyarpub.com in the science section. Don’t all rush at once! Fascinated to discover why it has interested a major publisher in Iran. We would be delighted to hear […]

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What portfolio careers workers need for event marketing

8 August 2016

We have used infographics from our creative friends at http://www.maximillion.co.uk/event-management/social-superheroes-present-event-marketing before and this was one I really liked as it emphasises all the options you should be thinking through for marketing an event or anything else for that matter. Hope you enjoy it and thanks to Clare Maximillion for sending it to us.  

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Brexit, Portfolio Careers and the Positives of Uncertainty

25 June 2016

I am delighted to introduce a guest blog today, Rachel Brushfield, director of Energise – The Talent Liberation Company. https://www.linkedin.com/in/energiseliberateyourtalent Rachel shares her thoughts on uncertainty following the Leave outcome of the UK referendum. The certainty of uncertainty While on holiday in Sicily recently, I awoke to hotter than expected June air and the smell […]

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1 in 3 US workers now have 2 or more job…..

31 May 2016

…. according to a the latest report from Adobe titled “Work in Progress”. Just over 1,000 U.S. office workers were questioned on their sentiments about the future of work. I was asked in an interview recently if porfolio careers had a future!!

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Hire Me My Way

30 May 2016

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 workplace.’ […]

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3 simple steps that tell the difference between a job you like and a job…..

28 May 2016

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 a […]

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Australia discovers portfolio careers!

2 May 2016

Well not exactly, as we know from much correspondance that the concept is alive and well ‘down under’. However, I was interested to read a recent article in The Australian Business Review in which the author seems to have adopted a US expression to describe the phenomenon – slash careers. Marci Alboher wrote a book […]

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So do you miss the training that your old employer used to give you?

15 April 2016

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 US […]

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Portfolio Careers and Dads

8 April 2016

We have always known that in theory a portfolio career can also pave the way for a portfolio lifestyle. I tend to come across more women with portfolio careers than men but then it is very difficult to find any real stats on this. However, a fascinating new report, Working Futures, published by the UK […]

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