It is over 25 years since Charles Handy first introduced the concept of a portfolio career that’s defined by diversity of both role and industry. Such careers don’t follow the traditional path up a career ladder within a particular function or company and may contain a combination of part-time, contract or temporary roles, with it often the case that people will have more than one job at a particular time. Such careers are commonly undertaken as people strive for a better work-life balance.
We all have portfolio careers now
Portfolio careers have become more popular in recent years as achieving a better work-life balance has become more of a mainstream goal. Forecasters have predicted that nearly half of us will have multiple employers by 2020. Some might argue the zero hour contract is a modern incarnation of the portfolio career, but I’d argue that a central tenet of the port