Could a portfolio career make you dance?

Maypole from beneath

More and more people are doing a portfolio career. Could you be one of them?

This blog shares what a portfolio career is, the components and why they are growing.

What is a portfolio career?

• A mixture of different strands
• Doing more than one thing for work
• A shifting blend of work components
• Work that gives you options
• A growing trend

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it
.” Alan Kay

Components of a portfolio career

• Part time job/jobs (employment)
• Freelance/contract work (self-employment)
• Non-Exec director
• Volunteering
• On-line business
• Study
• Travel
• Career break/rest


Why are portfolio careers growing?

• Changing world of work
• Shortage of full time jobs
• Growth in self-employment
• Desire for choice
• Gen Y/Millennials/Gen Edge different values
• Desire for meaning and purpose
• Shift to employees taking responsibility
• Second career post redundancy
• Less middle management jobs with automation

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson.

Next time, we will share the pros and cons and some examples.

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