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The career portfolio

Whereas a career path tends to be a singular pursuit (climb the ladder in one direction and focus on what is straight ahead), a career portfolio is a never-ending source of discovery and fulfillment. It represents your vast and diverse professional journey, including the various twists and turns, whether made by choice or by circumstance.

Especially for those just starting their careers, it’s important to know that you’re not going to have everything “figured out.” The ability to navigate ambiguity and “not knowing” are in fact among the most valuable skills. 

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Why You Should Build a “Career Portfolio” (Not a “Career Path”)

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Career exploration with an open mind
  • Sifting through career options is a task with near-limitless possibilities, so have fun with your job search. Be open to different options. Keeping an open mind open mind when it comes to your job position or job title will help you find a suitable fit easier.
  • Don’t box your options into one category. You might be qualified for jobs that you didn’t even know about.
  • Having experience in more than one spectrum makes you invaluable to employers, so a career change could result in making substantially larger amounts of money.

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Planning your career — get to the dream job you want

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