Slash Careers Gaining Popularity in Norway

Generation Slash

Norway’s leading business publication, Dagens Næringsliv (The Norwegian Business Daily), recently ran a lengthy feature on slash careers.

Check out the beautiful spread here: Generation Slash


Slash Careers Gain International Attention

Slash careers are gaining international attention in Europe and Canada. This recent article in Canada’s Globe and Mail, Bored with your job? Get slashing, talks about adding a slash career to one’s existing gig as a good way to shake things up and avoid burnout. A recent International Herald Tribune piece, The job-changer’s bibles, cites One Person/Multiple Careers along with the classic What Color is Your Parachute as the two professional reinvention must-reads.

On the home front, there was an interesting story in St. Louis Magazine profiling some unusual slash careerists: an office furniture salesman/photographer/reserve police officer, a costume vendor/property sales administrator, and a writer/soap maker/rickshaw pedlar/teacher.


Slash Careerists Gathering on Facebook

This is a guest post by Vanessa Carr, who has been working with me on Facebook and some other technology projects

There has been a great response to Marci’s call for slashes on her Slash ‘/’ Careers group on Facebook.

One stand-out site was that of Katreen Hardt, an actress/freelance journalist living in Germany. Katreen boldly foregrounds her slash identity on her homepage with a colorful grid of images—half popular magazine covers for issues to which she’s contributed writing and half stills from movies she’s acted in (which include Henry Fool and The Book of Life—beneath an equally bold title: Katreen Hardt, Freelance journalist and actress.

Katreen homepage screenshot

Part of what is effective about her site is its simplicity. From the homepage, you can navigate to one of four sections: about (bio), portfolio (writing), showreel (acting), and contact. On her about page, Katreen summarizes each of her slash components, highlighting a few of her most significant accomplishments.

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