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And What Do You Do?: 10 Steps to Creating a Portfolio Career

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  38 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Even in a tough economy business professionals are always in search of ways to redefine and reassess the components of having a satisfying career and good work/life balance. This book gives ten practical steps for establishing a “portfolio career” option where you have two or more jobs for different employers and reframe your brand by playing to your greatest strengths. Ea ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 15th 2010 by A&C Black (first published October 15th 2009)
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Will
Nov 01, 2010 rated it really liked it

“Who these days expects to be working for the same employer until they retire?” This was the question that I was asked when I started working life a little under 15 years ago. In that time the question has changed into “Who expects to be working for only one employer, possibly at the same time, until they retire?”. For it is likely that the working generation now may find themselves either by choice or by necessity working for a number of businesses.

The precept of this book is that every job is
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Faye
Oct 30, 2015 rated it liked it
More of a workbook than a straight through read. Some of the advice and especially links are out of date as the internet changes so fast. My favourite part was the "imagine yourself in 5 years" exercise which first gets you to remember what you were doing exactly five years ago to see how things have changed. Nice spin on a traditional goal-setting exercise.
Lori Grant
Mar 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
A should-read book on career development.
A. Lundberg
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Eye-opening book that serves as an inspiration as well as giving concrete and practical advice when considering a portfolio career.
Sippy
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Was inspired by it in some ways. Hands on book with lots of sound advice, but outdated in many ways too by the time I read it in 2016. Still: it made me think, so 4 stars.
Heinrich Souza
Imported from my LinkedIn Reading List via Shelfari.
Anwen Garston
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Useful read for anyone contemplating more than one job.
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