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Career Prescription #2: Start a Blog from the Career Opportunities Podcast

February 18th, 2017 No comments

Career Prescription #2: Start a Blog from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

This week I continue my series of Career Prescriptions in hopes of moving you forward on some very important work that can help you to define and improve your career. Last week, I prescribed getting an account on LinkedIn. Today, I expect that there might be even a bit more push back when I tell you to start a blog, if you don’t have one already. If you already have a blog, start updating it more often.

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The Southeast: Your Dislikes from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (1:03)

February 16th, 2017 No comments

Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career with Douglas E. Welch 

The Southeast: Your Dislikes from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Transcript:

Sometimes I’ll take the computer to the wilderness park down on Kanan Dume and sit in the woods and writing on the computer. I know it sounds weird, but that’s a perfect combination for me of that high-tech and high-touch elements.

What’s something that you guys don’t like? What would you put down here in this column? This quadrant? Math? Math is a big one. I have a great book to refer you to. There is a guy named Art Benjamin who does “Mathemagic” and he has the Art of Mental Math – The Secret of Mental Math, I think is his latest book. It helped me get over my math phobia a bit. But definitely a big one. Public Speaking. How many people — these days, I don’t know how you survive if you have a fear of public speaking these days. Some people don’t like getting up and presenting in front of people. Then don’t have a job that requires you to give presentations day in and day out. You will absolutely hate it, right? But if you never thought about that maybe you didn’t put it down there.

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The Southeast: Your Dislikes from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (1:03)

February 14th, 2017 No comments

Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career with Douglas E. Welch 

The Southeast: Your Dislikes from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career

 

Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Transcript:

Sometimes I’ll take the computer to the wilderness park down on Kanan Dume and sit in the woods and writing on the computer. I know it sounds weird, but that’s a perfect combination for me of that high-tech and high-touch elements.

What’s something that you guys don’t like? What would you put down here in this column? This quadrant? Math? Math is a big one. I have a great book to refer you to. There is a guy named Art Benjamin who does “Mathemagic” and he has the Art of Mental Math – The Secret of Mental Math, I think is his latest book. It helped me get over my math phobia a bit. But definitely a big one. Public Speaking. How many people — these days, I don’t know how you survive if you have a fear of public speaking these days. Some people don’t like getting up and presenting in front of people. Then don’t have a job that requires you to give presentations day in and day out. You will absolutely hate it, right? But if you never thought about that maybe you didn’t put it down there.

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The Northeast: Your Current Likes from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Audio] (1:01)

February 14th, 2017 No comments

A clip from the presentation, “Transition is the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on March 4, 2016

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Let’s say our preference is to head North. That’s where we want to go in our life. In these 4 quadrants, I want you to start notating things. Up here, these are things you’re doing today that you like doing. So, doing positive (D+) that’s why that’s there. so, things you’re doing now that you like. Things about your career — and this isn’t about — don’t think macro. Don’t think “I like being a policeman. ” Think about I like dealing with the public. I like dealing with kids.” Break down your preferences into those things about your current work and current life that you really like doing. And you start to mark those in your compass up here. I like technology. I like gardening and I’m doing a bit of both. I do some YouTube videos on gardening and stuff like that. You can use the distance from the center as kind of a scale. Something out at the edge maybe you like more than something in the middle. You can actually even get very fine with your gradations there.

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The Northeast: Your Current Likes from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (1:01)

February 13th, 2017 No comments

A clip from the presentation, “Transition is the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on March 4, 2016

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The Northeast: Your Current Likes from Transition is the New Normal 2016

 

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Let’s say our preference is to head North. That’s where we want to go in our life. In these 4 quadrants, I want you to start notating things. Up here, these are things you’re doing today that you like doing. So, doing positive (D+) that’s why that’s there. so, things you’re doing now that you like. Things about your career — and this isn’t about — don’t think macro. Don’t think “I like being a policeman. ” Think about I like dealing with the public. I like dealing with kids.” Break down your preferences into those things about your current work and current life that you really like doing. And you start to mark those in your compass up here. I like technology. I like gardening and I’m doing a bit of both. I do some YouTube videos on gardening and stuff like that. You can use the distance from the center as kind of a scale. Something out at the edge maybe you like more than something in the middle. You can actually even get very fine with your gradations there.

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Break out of the traditional job search treadmill from the Career Opportunities Podcast

February 10th, 2017 No comments

Break out of the traditional job search treadmill from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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I am sure you have heard this famous quote credited to Albert Einstein, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I think this accurately describes how little job search strategies have changed over the last century. When confronted with a job search we still pull out the want ads, brush up the resume and send it out. Sure, we might send in our resume via the Internet or post it on online job boards, but the underlying structure remains the same. We see what is offered and then try to match our skills to a given job. I find this both amazing and disheartening. Surely we have progressed, or at least can progress, beyond using the job search techniques of the last century.

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What Do You Not Like to Do? from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (1:04)

February 9th, 2017 No comments

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What Do You Not Like to Do? from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Transcript:

Again, you have to decide for yourself, though — what your interests are and where they lie. So, gain, these are things you are doing today that you like doing. Then you turn it around. And down here — what are you doing today that you don’t like doing? For me, anything that has any form of bureaucracy or forms or corporate speak drives me mad. I worked in the corporate world for about 15 years and finally realized — and was given lucky happenstance of having a television-writing wife to say (Brrrpppp) “I don’t need you anymore!” and I went to be a freelancer, but that is something that just irks me at every step of the way — that is, bureaucracy, corporate speak. I’m trying to think of what else I do not like. I don’t like being indoors every day. I do like some outside time, although I am a high-tech person I often say “There should be a balance in everyone’s life between high-tech and high-touch.” So, I’ll work on the computer in then morning. I’ll go for a hike in the afternoon.

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What Do You Not Like to Do? from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (1:04)

February 7th, 2017 No comments

Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career with Douglas E. Welch 

What Do You Not Like to Do? from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career

 

Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Transcript:

Again, you have to decide for yourself, though — what your interests are and where they lie. So, gain, these are things you are doing today that you like doing. Then you turn it around. And down here — what are you doing today that you don’t like doing? For me, anything that has any form of bureaucracy or forms or corporate speak drives me mad. I worked in the corporate world for about 15 years and finally realized — and was given lucky happenstance of having a television-writing wife to say (Brrrpppp) “I don’t need you anymore!” and I went to be a freelancer, but that is something that just irks me at every step of the way — that is, bureaucracy, corporate speak. I’m trying to think of what else I do not like. I don’t like being indoors every day. I do like some outside time, although I am a high-tech person I often say “There should be a balance in everyone’s life between high-tech and high-touch.” So, I’ll work on the computer in then morning. I’ll go for a hike in the afternoon.

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Finding Your Career North from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Audio] (1:00)

February 7th, 2017 No comments

A clip from the presentation, “Transition is the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on March 4, 2016

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Think about a standard compass, right? We’ll divide into 4. We’ll put North at the top, up here. South. Oh come on, Doug. I’m not writing with my non-dominant hand now. It should be better, right? There we go.

So I started with the compass and I said, “Ok. like a ship. Say you wanted to go somewhere and you wanted to go somewhere North, right.” If anyone has ever flown or been on or piloted a boat, you know that your course may be here, but you are never “on course” with a boat or an airplane, because you are always being pushed around, but the currents, waves, the winds, whatever. And so your path looks more like this. You’re always constantly correcting. So what I want you to do is I want you to find your true North. I want you to find the “North” that you’re headed towards. You may not be able to go directly there, but over time, you’ll adjust your course over time and keep heading in that way.

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Finding Your Career North from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (1:00)

February 6th, 2017 Comments off

A clip from the presentation, “Transition is the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on March 4, 2016

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Finding Your Career North from Transition is the New Normal 2016

 

Transcript:

Think about a standard compass, right? We’ll divide into 4. We’ll put North at the top, up here. South. Oh come on, Doug. I’m not writing with my non-dominant hand now. It should be better, right? There we go.

So I started with the compass and I said, “Ok. like a ship. Say you wanted to go somewhere and you wanted to go somewhere North, right.” If anyone has ever flown or been on or piloted a boat, you know that your course may be here, but you are never “on course” with a boat or an airplane, because you are always being pushed around, but the currents, waves, the winds, whatever. And so your path looks more like this. You’re always constantly correcting. So what I want you to do is I want you to find your true North. I want you to find the “North” that you’re headed towards. You may not be able to go directly there, but over time, you’ll adjust your course over time and keep heading in that way.

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