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The ‘push me’, ‘pull you’ of a portfolio career

Question for you.

How do you know when to edit or evolve your portfolio career?

I was reflecting on this recently during a career retreat and came to the conclusion that there are ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors.

‘Push’ factors are negative things that cause you to re-evaluate. ‘Pull’ factors are things that

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The brand called You – why you need a personal brand

Personal branding is becoming not just more important, but essential. Increasingly employees and consultants for projects will be resourced online via ‘Trip Advisor style’ sites. Just as videos and infographics have grown in importance to provide communication cut-through online, so defining your personal brand is a modern way to stand out.

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Interested in a portfolio career for flexibility, fulfillment & variety?

This HBR article is about ‘How to launch a successful portfolio career’:

https://hbr.org/2017/05/how-to-launch-a-successful-portfolio-career

 

HBR article about more than 1 career

“Is one career enough? Why you should have at least 2 careers.” Harvard Business Review article 25.4.17

https://hbr.org/2017/04/why-you-should-have-at-least-two-careers

Vanessa Vallely’s portfolio career – guest blog the sequel

This week, it is International Women’s Day on 8 March, so a fitting time to post this guest blog about a woman who does so much to support women.

About Vanessa Vallely

Vanessa Vallely is one of the UK’s most well-networked women and has provided keynotes on a variety of career related topics for

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Funke Abimbola’s portfolio career – the sequel part 2

This is a 2 part guest blog for Energise by Funke Abimbola about her portfolio career. This is part 2.

Funke Abimbola is a multi-award winning Lawyer/TEDx Speaker/TV contributor/Diversity Leader/Patron/Board member and proud mother. She is currently General Counsel and Head of Financial Compliance at Roche UK.

To read part 1 of this guest

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Funke Abimbola’s portfolio career – the sequel part 1

This is a 2 part guest blog for Energise by Funke Abimbola about her portfolio career. This is part 1.

Funke Abimbola is a multi-award winning Lawyer/TEDx Speaker/TV contributor/Diversity Leader/Patron/Board member and proud mother. She is currently General Counsel and Head of Financial Compliance at Roche UK.

What headline summed up last year, 2016

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Big or small career change?

Happy New Year!

Career change can feel very daunting and ‘all or nothing’, which is especially challenging at times of uncertainty.

At a time of slow economic growth, combined with the rising cost of living, but salaries not keeping up, is making a career change a good idea or not?

There are many types

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Nicola Manning’s portfolio career part 2

This is a 2 part guest blog by Nicola Manning. This is part 2.

Here is the link to part 1 in case you missed it.

http://www.llclub.org/nicola-mannings-portfolio-career-part-1/

How has your portfolio career changed over time?

I’ve only been working part time at McMillan Williams since last year so it’s early days as far as

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Nicola Manning’s portfolio career part 1

This is part 1 of a 2 part guest blog by Nicola Manning about her portfolio career. This is part 1.

What are the components of your portfolio career e.g. study, paid freelance work, part time job, volunteering etc.)

I work two days per week as Chargé d’affaires (an ambassadorial and project specific role)

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