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

July 16th, 2018 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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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Your career depends on the company you keep from the Career Opportunities Podcast

June 18th, 2018 Comments off

Your career depends on the company you keep from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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 “CHAPTER XXII — CONCERNING THE SECRETARIES OF PRINCES

The choice of servants is of no little importance to a prince, and they are good or not according to the discrimination of the prince. And the first opinion which one forms of a prince, and of his understanding, is by observing the men he has around him; and when they are capable and faithful he may always be considered wise, because he has known how to recognize the capable and to keep them faithful. But when they are otherwise one cannot form a good opinion of him, for the prime error which he made was in choosing them.” — Niccolo Machiavelli

Even as far back as the Renaissance — and probably before — people have known that good people attract other good people while evil, avaricious, greedy, mean people attract those with the same failures and vices. You can be, and will be, judged by the company you keep, but few people seem to understand or remember this very useful part of human nature. Worse still, even when people understand that the company they keep is damaging their career and life, they remain in their company simply because leaving it — quitting a job, finding another, moving schools or homes — is simply too much trouble. This column is a reminder that the damage you do to your career by associating with the wrong people is far worse than the inconvenience you will face in trying to change it.

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The little truths we need to tell ourselves from the Career Opportunities Podcast

June 11th, 2018 Comments off

The little truths we need to tell ourselves from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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Telling the truth, especially in situations that require it, is important to every career. The truth can be hard. It can be dangerous to your job. It can also raise you above others who have decided to ignore the problems that are right before them. Sure, we all tell little white lies to smooth our interactions with others, but in the end, the truth is usually the most powerful tool we own.

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Acting and Your Carer from the Career Opportunities Podcast

June 4th, 2018 Comments off

Acting and Your Carer from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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Given my focus on computer consulting and writing, it always seems to amaze people when I tell them that my college degree is actually unrelated to either of these areas. I graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in — theater! That’s right, I did every possible job in the theater during my time in college. I was an actor, a dancer, a singer, lighting operator, stage manager and more. I think I spent more time in the theater than I spent in the classroom during my college years and even though I do not work in professional theatre now, I think that that time has had a direct and significant impact on my life and career ever since.

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The pain of solving a problem today is always less than the pain of solving it tomorrow from the Career Opportunities Podcast

May 28th, 2018 Comments off

The pain of solving a problem today is always less than the pain of solving it tomorrow from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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Human conflict can be troubling to all parties involved. For myself, being forced into conflict with others leaves me drained, even when the problems are small. That said, many of us put off important, if painful, discussions much longer than is healthy. We think that sparing ourselves and others the pain of a a difficult conversation today, is more important than solving the problem. Surely, we can talk about it later. The trouble being, though, the pain of solving a problem today is always less than the pain of solving it tomorrow. Conflict might be frightening, angering and depressing, but I can guarantee you it will only get worse the longer you procrastinate.

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