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

June 24th, 2015

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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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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