The double hustle: why hyphenated careers are in

With increasing numbers of people choosing to pursue more than one career at a time, meet some well-known figures who have managed to achieve the right work-work-life balance

16th May, 2021
The double hustle: why hyphenated careers are in
Jenny Huston, the founder and creative director of jewellery brand EdgeOnly, has just begun a new job as a daytime broadcaster with U2 X-Radio. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Have you ever met a jewellery designer who is also a radio broadcaster? Or an Olympic athlete who just happens to be a marketing consultant?

A hyphenated career used to be the preserve mainly of Hollywood types, with the description of model-waitress-actress being so common in certain quarters it verged on parody.

These days, the hyphenated career – or double hustle, as some put it – has become more popular among wider sectors of society,...

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