Published on March 6, 2014
Portfolio Careers Diversify Your Risk and Income
7.9 million jobs… gone forever.
JOB SECURITY NO LONGER COMES FROM AN EMPLOYER
Skills. Marketable. Transferrable. YOURS.
TALENTS STRENGTHS VALUES SKILLS
REMEMBER… YOU’RE MORE THAN YOUR JOB
Portfolio Career ● noun 1. “A process you pursue purposefully and positively, as a way to achieve a mixture of financial and personal goals.” -Penelope Trunk
You . In a briefcase. By 2020, more than 40% of the American workforce will be… •Freelancers •Contractors •Temp workers A.K.A PRACTICING THEIR PORTFOLIO CAREERS
…A suitable work-life blend. (Remember…there’s more to you than your job!)
Easier said than done? A CHEF A LAWYER AND A WRITER Not necessarily! Keep your eyes open…you’ll start seeing examples everywhere.
Part-time assistant manager at a neighborhood yoga studio Virtual assistant for several clients Creative writing student Volunteer with organizations I care about
“I love how these activities challenge different parts of me.”
Internet technologies Social media marketing Virtual offices Virtual assistants Skype Webinars Distance learning… THE INTERNET HAS CHANGED THE WAY WE WORK
People over 55 are almost TWICE as likely to found successful companies as those between 20 and 34.
Consider creating a portfolio career if……
You want: INCREASE YOUR VALUE BALANCE PART-TIME LOWER STRESS BACK-UP PLAN OPTIONS CAREER CHANGE FLEXIBILITY STARTING OUT SELF-DIRECTED
Can you afford a portfolio career?
•Make an inventory of your assets •Know where your money comes from • Know your personal expenses •Keep an eye on your debt •You may need to cut back : what are “must haves” and what are “wants”? IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CASH FLOW!
Follow-through Persuasive Motivator Detail-oriented Initiator Problem-solver Innovator Strengths
Challenging Creative Variety Adventure Control Flexibility Freedom Structure Casual Quiet Collaboration Humor Autonomy Support Integrity Authenticity Balance
Successful portfolio careerists… Are good at working under pressure Have good time management skills Like taking risks Manage stress well Enjoy tracking new projects Like variety and change Enjoy networking Are self-motivated Are flexible Are good at improvising Are confident Don’t get hung up on perfection Can remain calm, even in a money shortage
After getting to know YOURSELF, get to know the MARKET… Where is the demand for your skills, talents, and strengths?
Getting Started Strategies • The “Starter Position” strategy • The “6 Months of Savings” Strategy • The “Part-Time in Your Current Field” Strategy • The “Just Do It” Strategy
Resources • And What do You Do? by Hopkins and Ledger • • • Roadmap to Success, Chapter 12 by Laura Schlafly The Encore Career Handbook by Marci Alboher Encore by Marc Freedman Career Choices with Laura www.CareerChoiceswithLaura.com firstname.lastname@example.org 971-208-5852
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