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And What Do You Do?
10 Steps to Creating a Portfolio Career
Barrie Hopson and Katie Ledger
A&C Black, May 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4081-1630-2, ISBN10: 1-4081-1630-8,
5 x 8 inches, 272 pages, Tables, charts,
Trade Paperback, $19.95
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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. Each job would utilize different skills and allow you to follow your passions with enough built-in flexibility and diversity to help you thrive during economic slumps. Whether part-time worker or a combination of working for yourself and an organization, this book will show you the way to explore innovative career opportunities and find the maximum fulfillment in your work.
"A practical, inspiring and necessary book that allows you to be the artist of your career. A must-read for all those who value diversity, fulfilment and creativity in their work."—
Steven D'Souza, author of
"A must-read for all career professionals and their customers who want a step by step guide to progress from earning an income from various sources in an apparent unstructured way, to creating a satisfying and enjoyable way to self-manage their career."—
Vivienne Brown, President of the Institute of Careers Guidance
"Corporations have long known the benefits of . . . building a portfolio of assets that play to their strategic strengths. This book is a must-read for people who want to apply these same principles to their personal lives for careers that are rewarding both financially and personally."—
Bruce Lynn, Director of Server Business Group, Microsoft
"Finally, a book that proves there's a new way of slicing the work-pie—and it's here to stay . . . Why have one boring job-for-life when you can have several cool jobs-for-the-time-being?"—
Tanya de Grunwald, author of
Dude, Where's My Career?
"It should be made compulsory reading for everyone over 50 and strongly recommended to anyone at any age who's struggling to achieve an interesting, challenging and rewarding working life."—
About the Author(s)
is Chairman of Axia Interactive Media, and is a non-executive director of two other companies. He established the Councilling and Career Development Unit at Leeds University and founded Lifeskills International. He has written 25 books and worked as a consultant all over the world.
's portfolio includes being a communications coach, corporate storyteller, conference facilitator and producer, writer and TV reporter for BBC Click. She also works with companies such as Microsoft, MSN, SonyHP, 3 Mobile, Wiley Publishing, Waterstones and the Post Office.
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