Treat Your Career Like a Portfolio, Not a Resume

Linear career paths are a thing of the past.

Anna Burgess Yang
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5 min readMar 19, 2022

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For generations, careers have been a ladder to climb.

You start at the bottom, grab each rung, and pull yourself up until you reach the top. You might slip and fall back a bit (like a layoff) or skip a few rungs with a promotion. Or maybe you get stuck somewhere in the middle and…

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Anna Burgess Yang
Index
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