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It’s OK To Change Your Mind In Your Life And Career from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Video] (0:43)

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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

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So, thinking, it all comes back down to that thinking. Taking the time, for yourself, to think about what you want to do and making — changing your mind. We seem to be locked in these days about where it’s a bad idea to change your mind. It’s like “I think this right now. Convince me! If you think differently, tell me — don’t berate me. Don’t abuse me. Don’t call me stupid. Educate me about why your opinion is better and I just might change my mind.” It’s Ok to change your mind. We all grow. We all change. We all discover new things about our world. It’s ok to change your mind, but too many of us get locked into the thinking, “Well, I can’t change my mind, because then I’ll look stupid or waffly or I’ll look whatever.”

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Short Circuit The Typical Job Search Process from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Audio] (1:52)

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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”

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When you use social media and new media, as I call it, you’re short-circuiting that whole job search process. It’s like they always said, “Well, get — gotta talk to the hiring person in the company!” Well, guess what? You can. You can make those acquaintances online or at meetups. Meetups are another — face-to-face meetups happen all across the world on any number of interests that you might have. There’s a board game night over at MacLeod’s Brewery that opened next to use in Van Nuys where we live. There’s meetups on every concept possible you might think of. Quilting and knitting and anything else too. Get engaged with one of those, if that is an interest of yours. You’re never sure who you are going to meet. The best story I have about that is there is a organization on town called the LA Legal Philharmonic. This is an orchestra made up of people who work in the legal profession. Judges, clerks, law students, — did I say judges? I said judges already, but basically anyone who works in the legal world can join this orchestra. So, suddenly, as low level law clerk you’re sitting next to the second violin who happens to be a judge on the LA Superior court. Uh, yeah. So now you have made a connection well beyond what most law clerks can do, just by doing something you like. To me, that just is a perfect example of this whole concept in a little bubble. Bingo! Short circuit. Done. Moving on. People would pay for that opportunity and you’re getting it for nothing by engaging in something you like. Do not dismiss those opportunities. Do not ignore them. They are the most important things that can happen in your life, sometimes. Again, it’s like the circles. All of a sudden, that little friction point pops up and it’s like “Where did that come from?” But just because you did something you were already enjoying — you were already getting value out of — you never know what’s going to pop up there. So, Do not ignore that.

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Short Circuit The Typical Job Search Process from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Video] (1:52)

A Clip from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve 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”

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When you use social media and new media, as I call it, you’re short-circuiting that whole job search process. It’s like they always said, “Well, get — gotta talk to the hiring person in the company!” Well, guess what? You can. You can make those acquaintances online or at meetups. Meetups are another — face-to-face meetups happen all across the world on any number of interests that you might have. There’s a board game night over at MacLeod’s Brewery that opened next to use in Van Nuys where we live. There’s meetups on every concept possible you might think of. Quilting and knitting and anything else too. Get engaged with one of those, if that is an interest of yours. You’re never sure who you are going to meet. The best story I have about that is there is a organization on town called the LA Legal Philharmonic. This is an orchestra made up of people who work in the legal profession. Judges, clerks, law students, — did I say judges? I said judges already, but basically anyone who works in the legal world can join this orchestra. So, suddenly, as low level law clerk you’re sitting next to the second violin who happens to be a judge on the LA Superior court. Uh, yeah. So now you have made a connection well beyond what most law clerks can do, just by doing something you like. To me, that just is a perfect example of this whole concept in a little bubble. Bingo! Short circuit. Done. Moving on. People would pay for that opportunity and you’re getting it for nothing by engaging in something you like. Do not dismiss those opportunities. Do not ignore them. They are the most important things that can happen in your life, sometimes. Again, it’s like the circles. All of a sudden, that little friction point pops up and it’s like “Where did that come from?” But just because you did something you were already enjoying — you were already getting value out of — you never know what’s going to pop up there. So, Do not ignore that.

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We Make Our Worst Decisions Under Stress from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Audio] (0:51)

April 27th, 2016 No comments

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We make our worst decisions when we are under stress. If you’re ever being forced to make a decision under stress, avoid it at all costs. I don’t care if you have to walk out the door and walk around the block, do something to calm yourself down, because I can — I keep using the word guarantee tonight — but I can guarantee you will make — of all the decisions you could have made. you will make the worst one when you are under stress. Why to you think the car dealership — car salesman — says, “Well, you have to sign right now! If you leave now I won’t be able to sell you the car for this price.” That high pressure salesman. They’re trying to get you to make that decision knowing that you are stressed and you, perhaps, won’t make the decision that is best for you. So, again, divorce yourself from it. It depends, it really does, because partially the situation has arisen because you hven’t thought for yourself what you really wanted.

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We Make Our Worst Decisions Under Stress from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Video] (0:51)

April 26th, 2016 No comments

A Clip from “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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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

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We make our worst decisions when we are under stress. If you’re ever being forced to make a decision under stress, avoid it at all costs. I don’t care if you have to walk out the door and walk around the block, do something to calm yourself down, because I can — I keep using the word guarantee tonight — but I can guarantee you will make — of all the decisions you could have made. you will make the worst one when you are under stress. Why to you think the car dealership — car salesman — says, “Well, you have to sign right now! If you leave now I won’t be able to sell you the car for this price.” That high pressure salesman. They’re trying to get you to make that decision knowing that you are stressed and you, perhaps, won’t make the decision that is best for you. So, again, divorce yourself from it. It depends, it really does, because partially the situation has arisen because you hven’t thought for yourself what you really wanted.

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Your Next Job Can Be Found In Interesting Ways from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Audio] (0:53)

April 26th, 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

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”

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You job is to communicate with people that have a common interest, both personally and in their career. You may become an acquaintance of someone who is interested in music with you and, all of a sudden, you’ll discover, oh but they actually also work at this charity that does whatever that you’re also interested in. You never can tell. You can never tell where your next career opportunity is coming from, too. That’s a really importance phrase to get out there. Your next job could just as easily come from someone sitting next to you at Starbucks or someone on your Facebook account then it could from an actual job listing or job description or job posting. And, in fact, I would say that these days, the chances of getting a good job are actually higher online and face-to-face at the Starbucks then they are looking through the want ads or Monster.com or any of those things. 

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Your Next Job Can Be Found In Interesting Ways from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Video] (0:53)

April 25th, 2016 No comments

A Clip from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch. 

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Your Next Job Can Be Found In Interesting Ways from Two Challenges in Building Your 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:

You job is to communicate with people that have a common interest, both personally and in their career. You may become an acquaintance of someone who is interested in music with you and, all of a sudden, you’ll discover, oh but they actually also work at this charity that does whatever that you’re also interested in. You never can tell. You can never tell where your next career opportunity is coming from, too. That’s a really importance phrase to get out there. Your next job could just as easily come from someone sitting next to you at Starbucks or someone on your Facebook account then it could from an actual job listing or job description or job posting. And, in fact, I would say that these days, the chances of getting a good job are actually higher online and face-to-face at the Starbucks then they are looking through the want ads or Monster.com or any of those things. 

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Seek Outside Validation When Work is Tough from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Audio] (2:07)

April 20th, 2016 No comments

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And sometimes the decision is no. I’m going to have to do this for now. If you do feel like you’re in a situation that is really intractable, what I recommend is — fine, deal with that the best you can — but make sure, for your own self-interest, to have something else that makes you happy. My wife, many years ago, we moved to Los Angeles 29 years ago, for my wife to be a television writer. And she started working in the industry as a writer’s assistant — because that’s where you learn how to do all the TV writing stuff and someone told her — she got an agent eventually — and someone told her, “It’ll take you 10 years to get a career. Ten years to really get your first staff position. You’re first full time job writing on television.” And she was just knocked back — “Ten Years!? I can’t wait 10 years! That’ll be forever.” And I said to her, just out of the blue, for whatever reason — I have some good thoughts on occasion — I said to her, ” You need something to give you validation while  you’re struggling with this very, very, difficult thing you are trying to do.” Because television writing is a really tough world to live in. And it does take a long time to establish yourself. She’s a writer, always has been a writer, and I said, “Why don’t you write some magazine articles? Why don’t you write for the LA Times?” We both had Op-Ed’s in the LA Times in the past when they had a Valley Edition, years ago. Those were our little ways of getting that little hit of “Ooo, I did something good. I got something printed. I — this is good — you get a little food feeling about yourself while you’re slogging through the mud of this other issue that perhaps doesn’t have a solution right now. Eventually, she got an agent. She got a couple of freelance scripts. She got a staff job and away she went. So, it did eventually happen, but I really feel you have to have something — even if its only a hobby — but something that gives you a sense of satisfaction totally divorced from the harder issue. Because, if you simply wallow in that harder issue, it will will bury you. it will just eat you up.

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Seek Outside Validation When Work is Tough from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Video] (2:07)

April 19th, 2016 Comments off

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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

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And sometimes the decision is no. I’m going to have to do this for now. If you do feel like you’re in a situation that is really intractable, what I recommend is — fine, deal with that the best you can — but make sure, for your own self-interest, to have something else that makes you happy. My wife, many years ago, we moved to Los Angeles 29 years ago, for my wife to be a television writer. And she started working in the industry as a writer’s assistant — because that’s where you learn how to do all the TV writing stuff and someone told her — she got an agent eventually — and someone told her, “It’ll take you 10 years to get a career. Ten years to really get your first staff position. You’re first full time job writing on television.” And she was just knocked back — “Ten Years!? I can’t wait 10 years! That’ll be forever.” And I said to her, just out of the blue, for whatever reason — I have some good thoughts on occasion — I said to her, ” You need something to give you validation while  you’re struggling with this very, very, difficult thing you are trying to do.” Because television writing is a really tough world to live in. And it does take a long time to establish yourself. She’s a writer, always has been a writer, and I said, “Why don’t you write some magazine articles? Why don’t you write for the LA Times?” We both had Op-Ed’s in the LA Times in the past when they had a Valley Edition, years ago. Those were our little ways of getting that little hit of “Ooo, I did something good. I got something printed. I — this is good — you get a little food feeling about yourself while you’re slogging through the mud of this other issue that perhaps doesn’t have a solution right now. Eventually, she got an agent. She got a couple of freelance scripts. She got a staff job and away she went. So, it did eventually happen, but I really feel you have to have something — even if its only a hobby — but something that gives you a sense of satisfaction totally divorced from the harder issue. Because, if you simply wallow in that harder issue, it will will bury you. it will just eat you up.

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Use the Internet to Share Cool and Interesting Stuff from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Audio] (1:00)

April 19th, 2016 Comments off

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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”

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Now, it is easy for your to share what you do and how well you do it. That can just as easily mean what you’re interested in. What you’re excited about. What you’re angry about. What you’re interested in sharing with other people. I know people male a lot of the whole things — (Dopey voice) “Well who wants to see what I had for lunch today?” You don’t have to- then don’t post that. If that’s not what you want to see on Facebook, don’t post that on Facebook. Post what interests you andy you will find people who will find that interesting because they will have a similar interest to you. Just because people use social media for silly and stupid stuff, doesn’t mean you can’t use it for cool and neat and interesting stuff that builds your career. I really want to reinforce that. Yes, there are jerks everywhere. You walk out of this building and there are jerks. There’s going to be jerks on the Internet. Don’t follow them. Don’t engage with them. Do want you want to do. Do what has the most value for you. You will get value back for it. I guarantee you.

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