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Introduction from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career with Douglas E. Welch [Video] (1:18)

June 28th, 2016 No comments

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

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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:

My name is Douglas E. Welch. You can find out more about me than you probably ever wanted to know over at DouglasEWelch.com. I give lots of career talks. I was thinking as I was putting the talk together today — I was counting how many years I’ve been talking and writing about careers and the number 30 came up. Which was a little scary. I did not realize it had been that long. I started writing about careers during my own high-tech career back in the late 80’s and one of things that I focused on with careers is not your typical thing of resumes and interview skills and management and all that stuff. What I found was that the most intriguing questions about having a career were very, very personal. They were about “your” career. Because really, the only thing that really matters out there is each of our individual careers for ourselves. Now, I’m going to be talking today to you as people who are finishing up their degrees and perhaps thinking about going on to further degrees or into the workplace themselves. I hope you can also kind of listen as a client that you might have down the road and find something useful in what I say today that you might be able to pass on and use in your own work later. That would make me feel really good.

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Transition is Constant from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch [Audio] (1:05)

June 28th, 2016 No comments

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We used to think that transition — especially career transition — is something that you wake up — “Ok, I’ve got to deal with this. Just this period and then I’m out of transition.” Well, the fact is, no, that’s not the way it works and I know that you know that’s not the way it works. It’s a constant continuum of change throughout our lives and the sooner we adapt to that and absorb that fact, the better off we’re all going to be. Life is simply one long transition. I’m a different person now at 52 than I was at 22. For a variety of reasons. Ok? We all are. Every day, something changes about us and we need to learn to see that as the opposite of stability. Sometimes we look for stability. We’re looking for hat post to hang on to that says, “Ahhh, Ok, I’m out od transition. I’m stable now.” And again, you already know this — it doesn’t exist, because something else comes along immediately after and causes another type of transition, another change in your life, you’ve got to deal with.

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Transition is Constant from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch [Video] (1:05)

June 27th, 2016 No comments

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We used to think that transition — especially career transition — is something that you wake up — “Ok, I’ve got to deal with this. Just this period and then I’m out of transition.” Well, the fact is, no, that’s not the way it works and I know that you know that’s not the way it works. It’s a constant continuum of change throughout our lives and the sooner we adapt to that and absorb that fact, the better off we’re all going to be. Life is simply one long transition. I’m a different person now at 52 than I was at 22. For a variety of reasons. Ok? We all are. Every day, something changes about us and we need to learn to see that as the opposite of stability. Sometimes we look for stability. We’re looking for hat post to hang on to that says, “Ahhh, Ok, I’m out od transition. I’m stable now.” And again, you already know this — it doesn’t exist, because something else comes along immediately after and causes another type of transition, another change in your life, you’ve got to deal with.

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Do Something Crazy To Reinvigorate Your Career from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] [Archive]

June 24th, 2016 No comments

Do Something Crazy To Reinvigorate Your Career

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If you are like me, one day can seem much like another. If we allow it, our daily rut can become so deep that we can’t even see a way out. We wander from bed to shower to coffee to work to dinner to home to bed without so much as a single thought that there might be a better, or at least different, way. You don’t have to live in that rut, of course, but if you want to get out, you will have to expend some energy. You will have to look for some new alternatives to the same old, same old. You just might have to do something crazy.

Now, when I say crazy, I don’t necessarily mean anything life threatening. Sure, some of my friends have found excitement in skydiving, white water rafting and jungle treks, but I think there are much simpler ways of putting some energy back into your life. In my case, one walked right into my life. A friend recently called with an interesting request. Over the last several years, he has been producing a horror musical he had adapted from a film. He had put on this show in his down of Bakersfield, California and elsewhere in the state. This time, though, he was bringing it to the big city of LA and was asking me personally to take on a small role.

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Control Your Career or Others Will Do It For You from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Audio] (0:54)

June 22nd, 2016 No comments

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Transcript:

Define, control and create your career yourself or others will gladly do it for you. If you haven’t experienced it yet  — and I’m pretty sure we all have — “What do you mean you want an art degree? No ,you’re going to become a lawyer!” No, you have to take that control yourself or other people will gladly tell you what to do with your life. We like to do that. We like to fix other people. Even if we don’t think that way. Maybe it’s just below that conscious level of “I want to fix you” — it’s just a normal human thing. “Oh, you have a question. You have a problem? I’ll fix it. Here. Do this! That would fix it for me, so therefore it will fix it for you, right?” Well, no, not always. So, don’t let others do that for you. Do it for yourself, because that is certainly not the way to “Build the Career You Deserve” and that’s a tagline I use for both my column, my podcast and CareerCamp in general.  

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June 21st, 2016 No comments

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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

Transcript:

Define, control and create your career yourself or others will gladly do it for you. If you haven’t experienced it yet  — and I’m pretty sure we all have — “What do you mean you want an art degree? No ,you’re going to become a lawyer!” No, you have to take that control yourself or other people will gladly tell you what to do with your life. We like to do that. We like to fix other people. Even if we don’t think that way. Maybe it’s just below that conscious level of “I want to fix you” — it’s just a normal human thing. “Oh, you have a question. You have a problem? I’ll fix it. Here. Do this! That would fix it for me, so therefore it will fix it for you, right?” Well, no, not always. So, don’t let others do that for you. Do it for yourself, because that is certainly not the way to “Build the Career You Deserve” and that’s a tagline I use for both my column, my podcast and CareerCamp in general.  

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Transition is Personal from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch [Audio] (1:00)

June 21st, 2016 No comments

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Now we’re all in transition in some ways big small — I’m trying to think over the years how many transitions I’ve gone through. Just job-related – 6 8 10 12 — career related one or two. I have a son who is now turning 18. So, lots of transitions in my life over that time. I’ve actually spent the last three years myself in transition. So I describe it to people. What are you doing now? I’m in transition. Because I’m trying to reassemble everything that I did my life — and have a wide range of of interests in my life and if you visit the website you’ll actually see that it’s kind of all over the place. It’s technology. It’s art. It’s gardening. It’s careers. It’s all over and so I’ve been trying to reassemble that into what most people would call a career and the fact is I realized a long time ago my career will never resemble anybody else’s career and neither will yours, because careers are very, very personal. They come out of our own personal interests.

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Are You Approaching the New Career Danger Zone? [Audio] [Archive]

June 20th, 2016 No comments

Are You Approaching the New Career Danger Zone?

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Over the last several decades, the age at which someone needs to have cemented their career has been steadily dropping. Where, in the past, it would not have been surprising to see workers in the 50’s and 60’s, now many of these people have been “aged out” of the work place. In fact, in the course of my own career, I have come to see that 40 is the new career danger zone. If you haven’t moved into management, or into your own company, the chances are very high that you will be fired or laid off in the coming 5 years. In some cases, if you can make it through this danger zone, you might continue with your current company in your current position, but for many of us, 40 is a career milestone that we will have to face head on.

I normally don’t like to use hard, age-related, milestones when discussing life and career, but my own experience has shown that many people are more than willing to use age as a deciding factor in job decisions. We all learn and grow at different rates and we all have different goals at different times, but much like the now mostly abandoned concept of “middle age,” those around us will apply certain stereotypes to us once we reach a certain age. Once we reach the age of 40, people will start to look at us differently — treat us differently. This is especially true in work environments where management can be younger than those they manage.

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Transition is Personal from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch [Video] (1:00)

June 20th, 2016 No comments

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Now we’re all in transition in some ways big small — I’m trying to think over the years how many transitions I’ve gone through. Just job-related – 6 8 10 12 — career related one or two. I have a son who is now turning 18. So, lots of transitions in my life over that time. I’ve actually spent the last three years myself in transition. So I describe it to people. What are you doing now? I’m in transition. Because I’m trying to reassemble everything that I did my life — and have a wide range of of interests in my life and if you visit the website you’ll actually see that it’s kind of all over the place. It’s technology. It’s art. It’s gardening. It’s careers. It’s all over and so I’ve been trying to reassemble that into what most people would call a career and the fact is I realized a long time ago my career will never resemble anybody else’s career and neither will yours, because careers are very, very personal. They come out of our own personal interests.

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Don’t Create Your Own Career Traps from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Audio] (0:41)

June 15th, 2016 No comments

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Transcript:

Don’t be the creator of your own career traps. Don’t, NOT, make those decisions that have to be made. Oftentimes I talk to people who say, “I’m trapped. I’m trapped.” And the first thing I ask them is “Well, what have you decided?” “I decided I’m trapped.” No. :et’s talk about this further. That is not the decision you need to make here. You are trapped. Fine. You believe you’re trapped, so you are trapped, now what are you going to do to not be trapped? And that’s the conversation you have to have with yourself and your friends and your family and others and take their advice and see where they might suggest you go. It doesn’t mean you’re going to take their advice, but it does mean that you are going to consider their advice and listen to their opinions.  

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