Do I leave my current job to go it alone?
In 2015, Andy McLean, now principal of his own content marketing consultancy, had a day job with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ). He describes how he piloted his business idea outside work hours, before approaching his employer with his business plans and agreeing a way to trial his business idea by moving to a part-time arrangement.
Establish your side hustle
Article offering guidance for professional employees on how to establish a side hustle.
Considering consulting? Ask these questions first
Advice for accountants considering independent consulting as the next stage in their career.
Position yourself for the best flex work
Discusses how older workers can be 'flexibly retired' by staying on in a more flexible work arrangement and phasing their retirement over time. Includes practical advice on how to be successful in the flexible work market.
Build a portfolio career
Article on the role of the non-executive director and how it can form part of a portfolio life. Provides advice for those looking to become a non-executive director including how to gain suitable experience.
Search the ICAEW volunteering website for current volunteering opportunities.
Tips and advice from the Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association on preparing for and managing your retirement.
Deferring your State Pension
Information from Gov.uk with guidance on the options available and how to defer.
Looking for work
This section on the Age UK website brings together useful advice on finding work and volunteering opportunities as well as starting your own business and CV writing for over 50s.
Accounting for International Development (AfID)
Voluntary organisation which offers qualified accountants the opportunity to use their professional skills during voluntary international placements. Assignments of between 2 weeks and 12 months form part of an ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity and long-term sustainability of non-profit organisations around the world.
Reach is a skilled volunteering charity which matches qualified professionals with suitable voluntary opportunities that will utilise their career skills. You need to register to see a list of volunteer opportunities available. The charity also runs TrusteeWorks which helps skilled professionals to find challenging and rewarding trustee opportunities.
The Voluntary Services Organisation website provides information on how to volunteer and lists opportunities available for qualified professionals. Volunteer placements are available for jobs overseas.
Volunteering in retirement
A 2005 report by Justin Davis Smith and Pat Gray of the Institute for Volunteering Research, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The report examines the role of retired volunteers in our aging society.
Exploring the rise of the portfolio career
Article published in Economia on 03 November 2016 on the rise of the portfolio career and the challenges it presents for professionals.
Article from career coach Denise Taylor which answers common questions asked by those considering a portfolio career.
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