Posts Tagged with "career"

The Multipotentialite Resume: Part 1

Monday, February 8, 2016

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The Multipotentialite Resume: Part 1

A show of hands: who here struggles with presenting their diverse skills and experiences on paper? Yes, I’m talking about the dreaded resume; the bane of many a multipotentialite’s existence. As a multipod, how do you share all that you’ve done/can do in a coherent way? Should you include all of your “past lives,” or leave things […]

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A Recipe for Career Happiness

Monday, January 11, 2016

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A Recipe for Career Happiness

I’ve been working on a blog post about how to write effective resumes as a multipotentialite. With so many skills and backgrounds you could highlight, how should you choose what to feature on your resume and what to leave out? It’s a question that confounds many a multipod, and one that deserves some attention. While working on this post, […]

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What Does a “Real” Multipotentialite Look Like?

Monday, November 23, 2015

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What Does a “Real” Multipotentialite Look Like?

I’m going to present two competing narratives about multipotentialites and reality. And then we’re going to figure out why they’re both wrong. Narrative One: The “Real World” Won’t Let Us Be Ourselves. We’re Doomed! We Have To Get a Job Instead. One of my favourite things about the multipotentialite community is seeing the fascinating projects everyone […]

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9 Ways in Which Cats Are like Multipotentialites

Monday, October 26, 2015

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9 Ways in Which Cats Are like Multipotentialites

Sometimes being a multipod can feel lonely. In our everyday lives most of us are surrounded by specialists, and it can seem like we are moving through life on our own. But, as I was thinking this squirrel-like thought recently, my cat walked across my desk and suddenly I knew I was not alone, because cats are […]

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The Major League Multipotentialite: How to Excel in Multiple Careers

Monday, October 12, 2015

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The Major League Multipotentialite: How to Excel in Multiple Careers

Do you ever find yourself looking around for multipod role models and coming up short? Sure, we hear about Pythagoras, Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Graham Bell, and George Washington Carver, but what about someone we could meet today? What about an electrical engineer who was also a Major League baseball player who played on winning […]

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Multipotentiality Didn’t Change My Life… It IS My Life

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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Multipotentiality Didn’t Change My Life… It IS My Life

Note from Emilie: this is the first post by one of our new Staff Writers, Neil Hughes. Neil is a big-hearted, hilarious, and inspiring multipod from the UK, and I couldn’t be more excited to have him on the PuttyTeam. I think you’ll really enjoy this… ** Several years ago, I went for a walk. Not a […]

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Calling All Multi-Passionate Entrepreneurs…

Monday, May 4, 2015

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Calling All Multi-Passionate Entrepreneurs…

Hey multipods! Emilie here, coming to you from a little coffee shop in Chicago, IL. I’ve got some news today, which I think will be especially exciting for those of you with entrepreneurial projects and aspirations. For the third year now, Michelle Ward and I have rounded up a bunch of multipotentialite authors and put together a bundle sale called Multi-Passionate […]

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How to Be Proud of Your Slash Career

Monday, April 6, 2015

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How to Be Proud of Your Slash Career

Lots of multipods have more than one career or job title. They’re actors/waiters, lawyers/filmmakers, graphic designers/bakers/virtual assistants, and so on. This is what Emilie calls the slash approach. Having a slash career means working in more than one discipline at the same time, often because the money you make in one field enables you to […]

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