Working in the Gig Economy: Creating a Portfolio Career
Date: June 3, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sponsor: Tufts Alumni Career Services
Registration is required up to 24 hours before the event. After registration, participants will receive log-on/call-in instructions for the webinar.
Are you looking for flexibility, more variety in the skills you use, independence from office politics and the ability to shift your work as the demands of your life change? If so, working in the gig economy by creating a portfolio career might be the answer. Instead of working a traditional full-time job, portfolio careers allow you to work multiple "gigs" made up of a combination of project work, contract work, part-time work and self-employment. Since 50% of jobs in the future will be of a gig nature (depending on industry), learning how you can become part of this new economy is a critical skill to have. Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch, Director of Talent Advancement of AAFCPAs, and founder of Mosaic Careers, will share real world examples of people working in the gig economy. She will share the benefits and pitfalls of this new work arrangement and give you strategies to start building your own portfolio of work.
This webinar is part of the Tufts Alumni Career Services Professional Development series.
Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch is a certified career counselor and coach with 20+ years of combined experience in marketing/advertising (start-ups to Fortune 500 companies), counseling and creative thought. Through her business, Mosaic Careers, Ingrid has helped 100s of people transform their lives and careers, and expand their businesses using Design Thinking principles. Her current portfolio of "gigs" includes working as the Director of Talent Advancement at AAFCPAs, a CPA and consulting firm, speaking and training on career related topics, providing individualized full potential coaching to individuals and creating sculptures using upcycled and recycled materials.
Ingrid received Advanced Graduate Training in Career Development from the John F. Kennedy School, Advanced Training in Structural Consulting from Robert Fritz, Inc., A Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University, and a dual degree in Communication Arts and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.https://rsvp.tufts.edu/d/6nqg7q/