It is believed by career forecasters that before long people who work one full-time job will be in the minority. As management guru Peter Drucker puts it, "Corporations once built to last like pyramids are now more like tents .... You can't design your life around a temporary structure."

To become a portfolio person, we must stop thinking in terms of having or not having a job. We need to take control of our life, make flexibility our credo and develop a portfolio of skills and activities, some for sale and some to be given as gifts. A portfolio is a collection of different items, but with a theme. Rather than working for one company, you take on various projects and cultivate several clients. A successful "Portfolio Career" fits together bits of work in our life to form a balanced whole.

"Portfolio Careers" -- A Trend of the Future.
What is a Portfolio Career?

Different Possibilities. Types of Portfolio Careers.

  1. Working as an independent contractor for a specified length of time. And, then on to another career!
  2. Working full time in one career, and adding on another or more part time careers.
  3. Having a variety of part time careers.

Start making lists to help put together a portfolio career that would work for you!

  1. Work I enjoy:
  2. What would I change:
  3. My skills and talents:
  4. My major accomplishments:
  5. What motivates me:
  6. My early ambitions:
  7. My preferred work style:
  8. Self-description in power words:
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