Futures Magazine Volume 2 September 2020 - Flipbook - Page 7
F U T U R E S
P O R T F O L I O
C A R E E R S
So let’s be honest, Covid has really mucked things up for us this year- no gigs, zero festivals and that
holiday with the crew that you had planned is put on hold too. However, before you give up, it’s not all
negative vibes here as having a portfolio career could be a chance to mix things up. For information
more up to date than your iphone iOS, look no further.
Portfolio careers basically means having a set of skills that you can transfer to many different roles.
Historically, your parents or grandparents would have had one or maybe two main careers and would
work for companies for longer, however, even before Covid-19, young people increasingly have a large set
of skills that they can apply to lots of jobs throughout their lives.
Here is more information to help you understand what a portfolio career is:
Your skillset is tranferable across many
industries and roles
You could have multiple sources of income
at once or over a period of time across
different roles and industries
It allows you to be resilient in the face of
changing job opportunities/industries and
remain in work that you enjoy
You could work more flexibly - perhaps
even as a freelancer of being self employed
It allows you to be very self-aware as you
understand and can apply your skill set to
Hattie is a master in applications like Wordpress and Squarespace, has a photography qualification, has great
rapport with other people and is excellent at written English and has previously created the school newspaper.
Because of these skills, Hattie sometimes does wedding photography alongside her most recent jobs in writing for a
local magazine publication and developing websites for local businesses. All of these roles provide her with income
and allow her to maximise the use of her many key skills.