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

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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.

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Barrie Hopson 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.

Katie Ledger'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. "Katie Ledger is one of the UK's top business communications coaches."―Financial Times (of London)

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"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, Institute of Careers Guidance  "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."— Inmyprime Website   

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