The Job Hunting Podcast

78. Portfolio career: What is it, and is it for you? Featuring Jacinta Whelan.

April 19, 2021

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Podcast Episode Timestamps:

  • 05:15 - The job market as we enter Q2 of 202
  • 12:25 - What is a portfolio career
  • 15:10 - Who is a perfect candidate for portfolio work?
  • 18:09 - Who should avoid it?
  • 20:10 - What is the future of work? 
  • 30:53 - Jacinta explained her framework to help interim executives
  • 33:22 - The myths surrounding interim work

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About our guest, Jacinta Whelan:

A partner with Watermark Executive Search, Jacinta is an author, thought leader, and popular speaker on the concept of Interim Executives, Portfolio Careers, and future ways of working. She leads the Melbourne office of Watermark and has over 25 years of experience starting and leading Interim businesses in Hong Kong, New York, and Australia. 

Jacinta advises corporates and governments on the Executive Interim marketplace. She is regularly asked to speak to Boards and business leaders looking to stay abreast of the way organizations are engaging executive talent. The future of work has well and truly arrived – it is the NOW of work. The paradigm has shifted in how we engage with work and both individuals and companies are questioning what it means for them.

Jacinta has a BA Bus, is a GAICD (2008), a Harvard Business School Alumni (2018).

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About your host:

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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