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A Harvard Expert is Asking you to Re-Imagine Your Career and Your Relationship to Work (Ep 231)
Episode 23125th March 2024 • The Job Hunting Podcast • Renata Bernarde
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Christina Wallace is a veteran when it comes to following a diverse career path. Starting in the arts, she learned early on the necessity of juggling multiple roles - musician, theatre artist, and, later, various roles in theatre production. This experience laid the foundation for her career philosophy: versatility as a survival and success strategy.

In our conversation, she shared her insights on the emerging trend of leading a portfolio life and career. This interview unearthed valuable insights into how a diversified career path offers resilience in an unpredictable job market and caters to the multifaceted aspirations of today’s professionals.

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Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 01:20 The Genesis of a Portfolio Career
  • 03:49 Navigating Work and Identity in a Traditional Family Setting
  • 06:36 Embracing Flexibility and Novelty in Work
  • 11:32 Learning from Failure: The Value of Fast Failures in Business and Life
  • 15:44 Balancing Work, Family, and Personal Goals
  • 25:30 Addressing Career Paralysis and Identity Crises
  • 25:52 Unraveling Identity and Career Choices
  • 26:36 A New Approach to Identity
  • 28:42 Case Studies: From Physics to Origami and Beyond
  • 33:41 Redefining Ambition: Beyond Career Success
  • 36:25 The Power of Long-Term Vision in Career Planning
  • 47:48 Strategies and Insights

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About the host, Renata Bernarde

Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job-hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

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