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How to create a stronger TPC profile

Being part of the The Portfolio Collective community is about more than just expanding your network – it’s about learning, growing and collaborating. More importantly, it’s about building a thriving portfolio career, which is why we work hard to connect our members with exciting opportunities when they arise. But in order for us to do … Continued

5 Books Every Portfolio Professional Should Read

There’s nothing better than a good book. A good book can transport and inspire you. It can help you realise things about yourself that you never knew were possible. And it can be just the thing you need to make a change and build the career you’ve always wanted. So in honour of National Book … Continued

Take note! Advice from four professionals with thriving side hustles

There’s no denying that in the last few years we’ve seen a boom in the number of people embracing a side hustle. A global survey released by Kantar in February 2023 shows that 30% of the current workforce already have at least two different roles. And the side hustle revolution is not just being embraced … Continued

Why are more women choosing portfolio careers?

Growing up, I watched my parents work tirelessly in several different jobs, so that they could give me and my siblings the best start in life. Their incredible work ethic was not only a huge inspiration to me, but it was infectious and has been something that has constantly motivated me throughout my career and … Continued

What makes a good mentor?

The pace of change is accelerating. Startups are springing up everywhere, with the US leading the way, India taking the second spot and the UK in third place. These fledgling companies have new and innovative ideas. They’re making waves in their industry. For a lot of founders, this will be the first time they’ve run … Continued

Facing, embracing and reframing imposter syndrome

Picture this. You’ve spent years building up your professional expertise. You put in the grind, established a solid reputation and now people are starting to turn to you as the go-to expert in your field. They’re asking you to lead talks, join panels, take part in conferences and mentor others, and they’re paying big money … Continued

How to achieve career success through an inspiring community

In the grand scheme of things, portfolio careers are a pretty new concept to a lot of people. Sure, the term’s been around since the 90s, but many professionals became wise to the portfolio career path during the pandemic. In fact, it’s only in the past year have we seen the phrase become more commonplace. … Continued

Why I chose to work with a startup

When I started my career as a shoe designer, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Or that everything I’d learn working with shoes would set me up with the experience and mindset I needed to embrace a portfolio career – and soon after that a mentoring role at a startup. Now, … Continued

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