Ep #18: Translating Your Skills to a Portable Career with Marcelle Yeager

Marcelle BorderWelcome to part two of our conversation with Marcelle Yeager, an experienced strategy and communications consultant and co-founder of Career Valet. You can find the first part of her interview on how to stand out in a crowded job market here. With years of experience hiring and mentoring staff both in the U.S. and abroad, Marcelle co-founded her company to help people progress in their careers. Her firm provides clients with personalized career navigation services and she is passionate about writing and helping people effectively communicate their skills and abilities.

On this episode Marcelle discusses portable careers and how to transition from a 9-to-5 job working for someone else to self-employment that can be done anywhere in the world. She focuses on the skill set that can make someone successful at working from anywhere, regardless of their area of expertise. Marcelle also offers insights on how to position yourself in high-demand fields, as well as how to mine your network for freelance possibilities. If you’ve ever had a bit of wanderlust and wondered how to work and live anywhere, this episode provides plenty of food for thought!

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Powerful Insights Include:

  • The difference between portable professions and self-employment that can be done nearly anywhere in the world
  • The key skills that can make you successful in pursuing a portable career, regardless of field of expertise
  • Why having a entrepreneurial attitude is important for success
  • How to connect with people who can answer your questions as you embark on developing a portable skills set
  • How to successfully transition from a corporate role to a self-employed/portable career
  • Why marketing yourself as a global provider based in the U.S. can be beneficial
  • Which career fields can be most lucrative and viable, especially overseas


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