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

  • Components of a portfolio career

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

  • 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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    Talent liberator - career change, executive coaching and employee engagement. PS Love writing too and write many articles. Background in marketing and brand strategy and communication and unusual analytical and lateral brain - great for new career directions and ideas!
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