The rise of the ‘slasher’ career – a reflection of the current labour market?

I saw an article which I thought presented an interesting reflection of labour market trends which have been happening for the past few years: less 9-5, Monday to Friday and staying with the same company for several years and more freelancing, temporary contracts, portfolio careers and ‘create your own career path’.

I think the news a few weeks ago about the proportions of people in part-time work probably reflects this trend.

In my view, this US article presents these trends as something new: ‘slasher careers’ which I think is an interesting take: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/freelancer-growth-giving-rise-slasher-careers-1C6539645?streamSlug=businessmain

I then read this article: http://careers.guardian.co.uk/careers-blog/graduate-job-seeking-the-rise-of-the-slasher and realised that ‘slasher’ seems to be a new word for what used to be called a ‘portfolio career’.

If you’re thinking about freelancing/self-employment/a ‘slasher’ career, the University of Chester have a specialist team: have a look at their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/enterprisezone

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