This article originally appeared on the Mac’s List Blog of July 3, 2013.
More people are patching together a livelihood from a variety of sources. Job security no longer comes from an employer, but from your marketable and transferrable skills. They’re creating their own portfolio career, which, according to Penelope Trunk, is:
“Not the same thing as holding down three bad jobs and wishing you could figure out what to do with yourself. Rather, it’s a scheme you pursue purposefully and positively, as a way to achieve a mixture of financial and personal goals.”
You might be executing a portfolio career without knowing it, even as you search for a job.