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Time to be an Adult from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] [Archive]

July 15th, 2016 No comments

Time to be an Adult

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

Let me set the scene…I am sitting in the ICU ward of Firelands Regional Medical Center while my father sleeps peacefully beside me. He is recovering from a 5-way heart bypass that happened rather suddenly, when previous heart fixes needed to be replaced. We had planned a family trip back to Ohio already when we got the call that he was in the hospital, so we knew immediately what we would be doing on our first week back. Which is what I am doing right now. Cheerleading, handholding, brow-mopping and just simply being there.

Basically, What all this means is that I am forced to play an adult, even if perhaps I don’t really feel like one. Even at 45, I don’t think of myself much different than I was at 18, but I know that I have grown and that I am capable of being “an adult”, even when I may not want to be. While we should do everything we can to maintain some child-like attitudes towards our life and our work, we need to be able to “turn on” our adult side when we need it.

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What Do You Want In Your Career? from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (0:33)

July 13th, 2016 No comments

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

What Do You Want In Your Career? 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:

It’s very important for you — and the people you deal with later in your careers — think about what you want out of a career. Too often, we simply do things our career by rote. We take this job because it’s offered. We take the next job, because it’s offered and we just get kind of pushed from one job to another and you wake up 20 years later and go, “What the heck was I thinking? How did I end up…?” There’s an old joke about shaving a yak. How did you start here and end up shaving a yak at the end of your day? Because you’re not paying attention. You’re letting life push you around.  

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What Do You Want In Your Career? from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (0:33)

July 12th, 2016 No comments

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

What Do You Want In Your Career? 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:

It’s very important for you — and the people you deal with later in your careers — think about what you want out of a career. Too often, we simply do things our career by rote. We take this job because it’s offered. We take the next job, because it’s offered and we just get kind of pushed from one job to another and you wake up 20 years later and go, “What the heck was I thinking? How did I end up…?” There’s an old joke about shaving a yak. How did you start here and end up shaving a yak at the end of your day? Because you’re not paying attention. You’re letting life push you around.  

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Coping with Transition from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch [Audio] (0:46)

July 12th, 2016 Comments off

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The important fact I want to tell you is, while transition is normal, that struggle that you feel with it at times will ease. As you become more adept at dealing with transition you’ll simply get better at it. Part of it is that acceptance. To me, that acceptance part of transition is one of the first things you’ve got to get over. It is just something that happens and I’ve got to deal with it, but then you’ll actually get used to it and you’ll learn how to use it to your advantage. It also means that transition can make us feel like we’re out of control. Something else is controlling — “Our company laid us off, therefore they control my life.” Well, no. They control that one small aspect of your life. 

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Coping with Transition from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch [Video] (0:46)

July 11th, 2016 Comments off

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The important fact I want to tell you is, while transition is normal, that struggle that you feel with it at times will ease. As you become more adept at dealing with transition you’ll simply get better at it. Part of it is that acceptance. To me, that acceptance part of transition is one of the first things you’ve got to get over. It is just something that happens and I’ve got to deal with it, but then you’ll actually get used to it and you’ll learn how to use it to your advantage. It also means that transition can make us feel like we’re out of control. Something else is controlling — “Our company laid us off, therefore they control my life.” Well, no. They control that one small aspect of your life. 

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Are You Communicating Clearly? from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

July 8th, 2016 Comments off

Are You Communicating Clearly?

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Way back in my college days, as part of my BA in Communications, there was a required class that we all found a bit silly at first. This class was called IPCO 305 or Interpersonal Communications. Basically, this was a class on how people talked to one another. Surely, we all knew how to talk to each other. We had been doing it for years. Still, we did as we were asked and engaged in “dyadic encounters” which were basically conversations — usually over food or beer — and then studied these conversations in a somewhat scientific way. It all seemed a bit silly at the time, but I find this experience and education more useful every day.

The fact is, we often communicate poorly, if at all. Whether talking or listening, the ideas, thoughts, or tasks we are trying to communicate get lost in the surrounding noise, are misunderstood or simply go unheard. We spend a great deal of time “talking at” people without ever really communicating. Is it any wonder that so little gets accomplished for all the talking that goes on?

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The Career World is Changing from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (1:19)

July 6th, 2016 Comments off

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

The Career World is Changing 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:

I’ve have given and talked about his topic — these two topics actually tonight – quite a few times. I have been working, started out in high-tech, became a freelancer, eventually moved into new media and podcasting — all that time writing about careers amongst a bunch of other things and everything kind of dovetailed for me as I freelanced. My career work started to dovetail with my podcasting work. It started to dovetail with my new media work and so on an so forth. I sort of generated this career out of a verity of interests that I had and that is not the normal way most people develop careers. Normally, you have that typical — we think — that typical stair step– I’ll get this job and I’ll get the next job and I’ll get the next job and what I quickly found out for myself — and for a lot of people like me — that really isn’t normal, especially in this day and age — in the 21st Century it’s very, very abnormal to actually have a career like that. Even within corporate bodies now, corporate bodies are flattening. They’re changing their makeup. You have someone like Zappos who simply said we’re not going to have management and 18% of their staff left, because they could not deal with the concept of not having a traditional management structure. That’s the world we’re going into. 

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The Career World is Changing from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (1:19)

July 5th, 2016 Comments off

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

The Career World is Changing 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:

I’ve have given and talked about his topic — these two topics actually tonight – quite a few times. I have been working, started out in high-tech, became a freelancer, eventually moved into new media and podcasting — all that time writing about careers amongst a bunch of other things and everything kind of dovetailed for me as I freelanced. My career work started to dovetail with my podcasting work. It started to dovetail with my new media work and so on an so forth. I sort of generated this career out of a verity of interests that I had and that is not the normal way most people develop careers. Normally, you have that typical — we think — that typical stair step– I’ll get this job and I’ll get the next job and I’ll get the next job and what I quickly found out for myself — and for a lot of people like me — that really isn’t normal, especially in this day and age — in the 21st Century it’s very, very abnormal to actually have a career like that. Even within corporate bodies now, corporate bodies are flattening. They’re changing their makeup. You have someone like Zappos who simply said we’re not going to have management and 18% of their staff left, because they could not deal with the concept of not having a traditional management structure. That’s the world we’re going into. 

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

July 5th, 2016 Comments off

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Stability can be a little bit of a trap sometimes. Having been in positions for a variety of years from a year and a half to 9 months to 5 to 6 to 7 years or, in things that I do like my podcast and my writing 20 years — 15 years now, I guess on that and my overall career of 30+ years, we get lured into that stability trap. Now, when you realize that transition is constant and on-going, what’s one of the first responses you have to that? Fear. “Oh my god, oh my god. I can’t deal with this. It’s too much. I can’t be transition forever or I will go crazy.” As I often hear from people. You wil be in transition forever, but I can guarantee you, you will not go crazy. You’ll adapt. Humans are very flexible beings. We adapt to climate and politics and countries and we adapt to all this stuff. We can adapt to seeing transition as something normal in our lives.

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

July 4th, 2016 Comments off

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Transition and Fear from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch

 

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Stability can be a little bit of a trap sometimes. Having been in positions for a variety of years from a year and a half to 9 months to 5 to 6 to 7 years or, in things that I do like my podcast and my writing 20 years — 15 years now, I guess on that and my overall career of 30+ years, we get lured into that stability trap. Now, when you realize that transition is constant and on-going, what’s one of the first responses you have to that? Fear. “Oh my god, oh my god. I can’t deal with this. It’s too much. I can’t be transition forever or I will go crazy.” As I often hear from people. You wil be in transition forever, but I can guarantee you, you will not go crazy. You’ll adapt. Humans are very flexible beings. We adapt to climate and politics and countries and we adapt to all this stuff. We can adapt to seeing transition as something normal in our lives.

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