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The Best Time Is Always Now! from the Career Opportunities Podcast

August 13th, 2018 No comments

The Best Time Is Always Now! from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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Often, when facing important decisions, we are counseled to “go slow — take our time — don’t jump from the frying pan into the fire”. While there is certainly some wisdom in the this advice, I think for most of us, we error far too heavily on the slow side of the equation. This can lead to unacceptable situations where we struggle in a bad job or position for years before we even attempt to make a move.

The Best Time Is Always Now! from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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Don’t Disqualify Yourself from the Career Opportunities Podcast

August 5th, 2018 No comments

Don’t Disqualify Yourself from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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There are plenty of opportunities in your career to be rejected. You might have your ideas for a new project rejected. Your application for a new job or new promotion might be rejected. Life itself  is full of rejection. It is an unpleasant, if unwavering fact of life. That said, I find that many people seek to avoid rejection from others by disqualifying themselves before there is a chance to be rejected. Unfortunately, disqualifying yourself is one of the most damaging actions you can take in your career. It often means that you are throwing away opportunities that might otherwise expand and enhance your career.

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Fear should move you to action, not inaction from the Career Opportunities Podcast

July 29th, 2018 Comments off

Fear should move you to action, not inaction from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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Fear is an ever-present part of our lives. Since the days when humans stalked — and were stalked — on the plains, fear has been an integral part of our human experience. Based on this history, fear should not be seen as a bad thing. Rather, fear should be seen as a wise emotion, one that keeps us aware and alive and points out when we should launch into fight or flight. Unfortunately, for many of us in the modern world, fear is used as an excuse for hiding away and avoiding fearful situations when we should be facing them. In too many cases, fear moves us to inaction at exactly the moment when we should be spurred into action.

Fear should move you to action, not inaction from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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Go where you are most needed from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

July 23rd, 2018 Comments off

Go where you are most needed from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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I was talking to one of our cousins in Sicily recently and he was bemoaning a very common problem. He recently graduated with a Masters in Science (Laurea Specialistica) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Like many, he is looking for his first “real” job in his field and he has run headlong into the old conundrum of “connections.” Simply put, he doesn’t have any and it seems that getting any good job requires them. While the problem might be especially acute in Italy, it exists everywhere. For a job seeker, it can seem like all doors are closed just when you need an open door the most.

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What is success…and why you might have it already! from CareerCampSCV 2012 [Video] (38:34)

July 16th, 2018 Comments off

What is success…and why you might have it already! from CareerCampSCV 2012 [Video] (38:34)

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com/career) presents “What is success….and why you might have it already!” at CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) 2012 (http://careercampscv.wordpress.com)

There has been a “perversion” of the meaning of success these days with only the extremely famous or rich being labelled as successful. Douglas’ definition of success is “if you can support yourself and and your family doing something you love.” Success is not black or white, it has many shades of grey and we are wise to remember it.

 

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What is success….and why you might have it already! from CareerCampSCV 2012 [Audio] (40:00)

July 16th, 2018 Comments off

What is success….and why you might have it already! from CareerCampSCV 2012 [Audio] (40:00)

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com/career) presents “What is success….and why you might have it already!” at CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) 2012 (http://careercampscv.wordpress.com)

There has been a “perversion” of the meaning of success these days with only the extremely famous or rich being labelled as successful. Douglas’ definition of success is “if you can support yourself and and your family doing something you love.” Success is not black or white, it has many shades of grey and we are wise to remember it.

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Career Compass: Finding Your Career North from CareerCampSCV 2012 from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Video] (44:14)

July 9th, 2018 Comments off

Career Compass: Finding Your Career North from CareerCampSCV 2012 from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Video]

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Douglas E. Welch presents “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North” at CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) 2012 (http://careercampscv.wordpress.com)

 

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Career Compass: Finding Your Career North from CareerCampSCV 2012 from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

July 9th, 2018 Comments off

Career Compass: Finding Your Career North from CareerCampSCV 2012 from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

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Douglas E. Welch presents “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North” at CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) 2012 (http://careercampscv.wordpress.com)

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Don’t be tentative in your endeavors from the Career Opportunities Podcast

July 2nd, 2018 Comments off

Don’t be tentative in your endeavors from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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We can all be scared when starting a new endeavour. Whether it is a new job, a new business, a new relationship, the fear of the unknown can stop us in our tracks. Still, most of us can power through the fear, make it through the first day of work and move on with our careers. It isn’t always pretty and it isn’t always easy, but for the most part we all get through those first tentative steps.

Unfortunately, there is another behavior that can crop up when we are faced with new experiences. In these cases we might profess our excitement about a new job or other endeavor, but when we go to execute it, we are tentative about it. We don’t jump into the new job with both feet and our whole being. We don’t push as hard to build our new business. We stop short on all points like a child cautiously dipping a toe into the water to see if it is too cold. This tentativeness can be more damaging than not pursuing new opportunities at all because it gives us a false excuse should it fail. We give ourselves the ability to say “well, I wasn’t that into that project anyway.”

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Out with the old job market and in with the new from the Career Opportunities Podcast

June 25th, 2018 Comments off

Out with the old job market and in with the new from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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It is graduation time again here in the US. College graduates, high school graduates and, in the case of my own son, a graduation from Junior High and into High School. Where graduation usually brings a feeling of exhilaration for most, it can also bring a heavy dose of fear in today’s job market. The old ways of work are changing, but the new ways haven’t yet found their stable center. Job seekers today are just as likely to face old-fashioned resume review and interviews as they are to encounter new methods of hiring. It can be a stressful time, made all the more stressful for all the unknowns. That said, I think we are moving into a time of greater flexibility and opportunity for everyone. We aren’t stuck with the old ways of doing business and we should seek out those opportunities that look to the future, both in their hiring practices and the work environments they offer.

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