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Audio: Looking for the Next, Better, Job from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

June 30th, 2015 Comments off

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27, 2015.

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Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

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Transcript:

Now, I will not stop looking for the next, better, job. Does that make sense? Too often — as I said earlier on — we stop looking. We get that job and it’s (WHOMP) “I don’t have to worry about that anymore.” Because it’s stressful to worry about that stuff. It’s — you got to be thinking all the time “Who am I meeting? What am I doing?” and we do tend to say “Ahhhh” thank goodness. I don’t need to worry about that anymore.” But I encourage you, don’t do that, because what will happen is, you will be blindsided by something that’s totally outside your control and won’t have prepared for what is really an eventuality for all of us. All of us now will have multiple jobs in our careers. We will often have multiple careers in our lifetime. We need to be thinking about that. This is not the “30 years and a gold watch” environment.  

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Video: Looking for the Next, Better, Job from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

June 30th, 2015 Comments off

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27, 2015.

OPEN Facebook Page

Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

 

Transcript:

Now, I will not stop looking for the next, better, job. Does that make sense? Too often — as I said earlier on — we stop looking. We get that job and it’s (WHOMP) “I don’t have to worry about that anymore.” Because it’s stressful to worry about that stuff. It’s — you got to be thinking all the time “Who am I meeting? What am I doing?” and we do tend to say “Ahhhh” thank goodness. I don’t need to worry about that anymore.” But I encourage you, don’t do that, because what will happen is, you will be blindsided by something that’s totally outside your control and won’t have prepared for what is really an eventuality for all of us. All of us now will have multiple jobs in our careers. We will often have multiple careers in our lifetime. We need to be thinking about that. This is not the “30 years and a gold watch” environment.  

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Archive: Viral Careering from the Career Opportunities Podcast

June 26th, 2015 Comments off

Viral Careering

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

If you follow the Internet world at all, you have surely head the term viral marketing. The way I describe viral marketing is to make content so good, so compelling, so fun, so interesting that others cannot help but pass it along to their friends and contacts. I was discussing this concept on another show I produce (New Media Answers, Viral Marketing) for New Media Interchange when it occurred to me that Viral Marketing can apply to your career, as well. In this case, though, viral careering would be to perform your work so well that others can’t help but talk about you and what you have done for the company.

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Video: Building the Career That You Deserve from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods

June 25th, 2015 Comments off

A clip from this longer presentation – CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

CareerCamp Founder, Douglas E. Welch, shares CareerCamp with the attendees of the California Placement Association at their annual 2015 conference in San Luis Obispo.

He discusses What is CareerCamp?, how it might be used in your organization and takes you through an example of a Day at CareerCamp.

Building the Career That You Deserve from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods

 

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Transcript:

CareerCamp focuses on a day of learning, of expanding, we have resume reviews — hosted again by one of the attendees. We have one gentleman — one of our co-chairs — who is just really good at it and he would do a whole breakout session on just reviewing your resume, plus he had some great talks about it. But it’s really about building the career you deserve and that;s a sub-title that I’ve given CareerCamp and it’s s subtitle I’ve used in my career column since it began. Helping to Build the Career You Deserve. Because I believe that everyone deserves a great career. You’re not entitled to it. This isn’t something “I get it because…” No! You have to work at it, but we all deserve it. To me, it’s one of those inalienable rights that falls under “The Pursuit of Happiness” clause in the Declaration of Independence. We all do deserve it. So, I take CareerCamp as a way of developing that.


What is CareerCamp and Career Camp International?

CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career.

What is an unconference?

Unconferences are self-organizing conferences, similar to many professional conferences, but instead of hiring well-known, professional speakers, they call on the attendees themselves to provide the content and focus for the event. Every person who attends is highly encouraged to present on some topic deeply important to them or, barring that, to facilitate an open breakout session or round table discussion or even just to engage and converse with their fellow attendees between presentations. A few organizers band together to find a venue for the event, recruit sponsors and invite attendees, but the focus of the unconference is driven solely by the attendees.

Some might question the usefulness of presentations by their peers, but we have found that there is an enormous amount of real-world expertise available in each and every local community. CareerCamp utilizes a format that draws out that expertise and benefits everyone. CareerCamp (and other unconferences) provide a structure and an opportunity to share this expertise in ways that traditional conferences do not. Additionally, CareerCamps also attract career development professionals who can use CareerCamp as a way of introducing themselves to a new audience of potential clients.

How was CareerCamp developed?

The genesis of CareerCamp was found by attending BarCamp unconferences held around the world. CareerCamp founder, Douglas E. Welch, was a long time attendee of BarCamp, which is an event that embraces any topic, although it often leans toward technology. After seeing the success of BarCamp as a way to illuminate and educate within a community, Welch applied the unconference concept to the specific world of Career Development.

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Audio: Be proactive in your career from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

June 24th, 2015 Comments off

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27, 2015.

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Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

Be proactive in your career from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

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You want to be proactive is the other word and a lot of these term kind of have negative connotations. Empowerment. Win-win. Proactive. I still use them, because at their very heart they do have a meaning. Proactive means when you hear someone talking about something at the Starbucks and engaging in a conversation with someone. I’m often very fond of saying, “You don’t know where your next job is coming from. It could just as easily come from the person sitting next to you at the coffee shop as it will from an ad in a newspaper or, nowadays, online.” — you can tell how old I am. I still talk about ads in newspapers — an ad on Monster.com. In fact, I find that the chances of getting a job are actually better in those types of situations, where you have that individual, direct connection with someone. The chances of geting a job are much higher than being one in the slush pile that gets put into Monster or these other online services. And I’ve actually written an article about that. About, looking for things outside these typical venues that you’re sent to.   

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Video: Be proactive in your career from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

June 23rd, 2015 Comments off

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27, 2015.

OPEN Facebook Page

Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

Be proactive in your career from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

 

Transcript:

You want to be proactive is the other word and a lot of these term kind of have negative connotations. Empowerment. Win-win. Proactive. I still use them, because at their very heart they do have a meaning. Proactive means when you hear someone talking about something at the Starbucks and engaging in a conversation with someone. I’m often very fond of saying, “You don’t know where your next job is coming from. It could just as easily come from the person sitting next to you at the coffee shop as it will from an ad in a newspaper or, nowadays, online.” — you can tell how old I am. I still talk about ads in newspapers — an ad on Monster.com. In fact, I find that the chances of getting a job are actually better in those types of situations, where you have that individual, direct connection with someone. The chances of geting a job are much higher than being one in the slush pile that gets put into Monster or these other online services. And I’ve actually written an article about that. About, looking for things outside these typical venues that you’re sent to.   

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Audio: Engagement and Mindfulness from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

June 16th, 2015 Comments off

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27, 2015.

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Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

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Engagement is sitting at the Starbucks and hearing someone talk about something you’re interested in and leaning over and saying, “Oh really. You’re interested in that, too?” It is talking with your friends and your family about what they think you might do with this time in your life. What they would like to see you accomplish. it’s about looking outside your current realm and engaging in industries and jobs and technologies that perhaps you haven’t looked at before. And, at the very core, it’s about simply being in the moment — in the present — and aware of your surroundings. There is another term you’ll often hear called mindfulness. And mindfulness — you can got to the woo-woo spectrum on mindfulness or you can got to the concrete side. For me, mindfulness is just about knowing where you are in the world. Knowing what is going on around you and not simply letting the world — you’ve all seen the movies where the person, the actor, is standing still and the world is just flying by them and totally unbeknownst to them or whoever they are passing. That’s nto being engaged — not being mindful. It’s simply letting the world swirl by in a cloud instead of picking out those things that can actually benefit and be useful to you.   

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Video: Engagement and Mindfulness from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

June 16th, 2015 Comments off

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27, 2015.

OPEN Facebook Page

Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

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Transcript:

Engagement is sitting at the Starbucks and hearing someone talk about something you’re interested in and leaning over and saying, “Oh really. You’re interested in that, too?” It is talking with your friends and your family about what they think you might do with this time in your life. What they would like to see you accomplish. it’s about looking outside your current realm and engaging in industries and jobs and technologies that perhaps you haven’t looked at before. And, at the very core, it’s about simply being in the moment — in the present — and aware of your surroundings. There is another term you’ll often hear called mindfulness. And mindfulness — you can got to the woo-woo spectrum on mindfulness or you can got to the concrete side. For me, mindfulness is just about knowing where you are in the world. Knowing what is going on around you and not simply letting the world — you’ve all seen the movies where the person, the actor, is standing still and the world is just flying by them and totally unbeknownst to them or whoever they are passing. That’s nto being engaged — not being mindful. It’s simply letting the world swirl by in a cloud instead of picking out those things that can actually benefit and be useful to you.   

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Archive: Sometimes you have to pace yourself in your work and career from the Career Opportunities Podcast

June 12th, 2015 Comments off

Pacing Yourself

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

It is bad enough when your employer decides to give you too many projects in too little time, but it is even worse when you overwhelm yourself with projects and work. Sure, we want to accomplish as much as possible, but putting too much on your plate is a recipe for failure. There are only so many hours in the day and something has to give eventually. Like a good athlete, we all need to pace ourselves so that we have the energy to run the long race that is life.I was reminded of the need for pacing over the last few weeks. I knew that life was about to get very busy for me, but I moved ahead with several new projects I found interesting. It seems I am incapable of doing nothing and once I conceive of an idea I want to implement it as soon as I can. In that vein, I leapt into these new projects only to discover then how much work it would require.

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Video: CareerCamp is not job fair from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods

June 11th, 2015 Comments off

A clip from this longer presentation – CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

CareerCamp Founder, Douglas E. Welch, shares CareerCamp with the attendees of the California Placement Association at their annual 2015 conference in San Luis Obispo.

He discusses What is CareerCamp?, how it might be used in your organization and takes you through an example of a Day at CareerCamp.

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Transcript:

I always saw, as the main heart of CareerCamp, is that we focus on career-development. The reason career, the word career, is in there. This isn’t about getting a job today. How many people do job fairs right now, at their organizations? Very popular. You see them, they are ubiquitous. You see them basically as one method of that we use on and on. Anthony does a job fair at College of the Canyons. What we have found is that CareerCamp is and excellent balance to what, unfortunately, I see sometimes as kind of meat market approach of a job fair. I hear so many people complain about it. You know, “I went there and all they were doing was taking my resume and moving me down the line.” Or worse yet, “All they were doing was handing out cards that says ‘Go to our web site and fill out your resume online.'” That frustrates the living daylights out of people and I can tell you that, if you haven’t heard that, which I’m probably sure you have, I hear it from nearly everyone who comes to a CareerCamp. They hate that aspect of it. 


What is CareerCamp and Career Camp International?

CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career.

What is an unconference?

Unconferences are self-organizing conferences, similar to many professional conferences, but instead of hiring well-known, professional speakers, they call on the attendees themselves to provide the content and focus for the event. Every person who attends is highly encouraged to present on some topic deeply important to them or, barring that, to facilitate an open breakout session or round table discussion or even just to engage and converse with their fellow attendees between presentations. A few organizers band together to find a venue for the event, recruit sponsors and invite attendees, but the focus of the unconference is driven solely by the attendees.

Some might question the usefulness of presentations by their peers, but we have found that there is an enormous amount of real-world expertise available in each and every local community. CareerCamp utilizes a format that draws out that expertise and benefits everyone. CareerCamp (and other unconferences) provide a structure and an opportunity to share this expertise in ways that traditional conferences do not. Additionally, CareerCamps also attract career development professionals who can use CareerCamp as a way of introducing themselves to a new audience of potential clients.

How was CareerCamp developed?

The genesis of CareerCamp was found by attending BarCamp unconferences held around the world. CareerCamp founder, Douglas E. Welch, was a long time attendee of BarCamp, which is an event that embraces any topic, although it often leans toward technology. After seeing the success of BarCamp as a way to illuminate and educate within a community, Welch applied the unconference concept to the specific world of Career Development.

For more information, visit:

 

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