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Future-proofing for a new world: Nikita’s story

Ever since she left university, Nikita Khandwala knew she wanted to craft an intentional and meaningful career. Now, she helps others do the same, and she’s a shining example of the new generation of Gen-Z portfolio professionals. She’s fascinated by what the future of careers will look like and passionate about empowering individuals to be … Continued

Meet the team: Charlie Rogers

Being passionate about what you do and finding work that aligns with your values is so important. At a young age, Charlie Rogers realised there were other ways to approach working – he could have a purpose-driven career, and he could do it on his own terms. That ignited an interest in the future of … Continued

You asked, we answered: personal branding edition

We could talk all day about how important it is to have a strong personal brand. No really. As portfolio professionals, no matter what stage of career you’re at, having a personal brand that is memorable, relatable and true to who you are is so so important. Think of your personal brand as the foundation … Continued

Take note! Advice from four professionals with thriving side hustles

There’s no denying that in the last few years we’ve seen a boom in the number of people embracing a side hustle. A global survey released by Kantar in February 2023 shows that 30% of the current workforce already have at least two different roles. And the side hustle revolution is not just being embraced … Continued

Why are more women choosing portfolio careers?

Growing up, I watched my parents work tirelessly in several different jobs, so that they could give me and my siblings the best start in life. Their incredible work ethic was not only a huge inspiration to me, but it was infectious and has been something that has constantly motivated me throughout my career and … Continued

How to build an awesome senior team on a tight budget

When you’re a cash-strapped startup or scaleup, there is always more to do than people to do it. People are expensive, and it takes time to find great talent. So how do you get as much done as possible, whilst keeping payroll on budget? How do you maintain the flexibility to be able to ramp … Continued

How to create quality content for your personal brand

What defines ‘quality content’? It can be mercurial, but you need to define it for your business to know whether your content hits the mark. If you fancy some light background reading, here are 35+ definitions of what ‘quality’ means in content. These definitions are full of value bombs from experts from Google, Microsoft, agencies, … Continued

What makes a good mentor?

The pace of change is accelerating. Startups are springing up everywhere, with the US leading the way, India taking the second spot and the UK in third place. These fledgling companies have new and innovative ideas. They’re making waves in their industry. For a lot of founders, this will be the first time they’ve run … Continued

How to build an effective (and memorable) personal brand

The pandemic gave professionals everywhere an opportunity to rethink their career paths. We have seen more and more successful professionals and executives reinventing themselves, spinning up side hustles and launching portfolio careers. These changes require storytelling, and the people that stand out do so because they differentiate themselves; they put their story and passions at the … Continued

Why we should start calling full-time roles ‘main gigs’

Ask anyone from our parent’s or grandparent’s generation what their definition of career success is and they’d say a steady job and a regular paycheck. That once meant delivering 40+ hours a week for a single, ‘respectable’ organisation in the hopes that your employer would look after your career (and pension) in return for your … Continued

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