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Introduction from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” with Douglas E. Welch – 0:41 [Audio Clip]

September 30th, 2015 Comments off

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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The title of the talk is “It’s Your Career, After All” and there is a very good reason for this. We all deserve a great career. That doesn’t mean we’re entitled to it. I know you hear a lot about entitlement — people feeling entitled to things. It doesn’t mean you’re entitled to it, but we all deserve a great career. I consider it one of the inalienable rights under the “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence, because it is such an intrinsic part of our lives. Our work is such an important part of our life and it’s an important part of everyone’s life that we really do deserve the chance, at least, of having a great career. 

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Introduction from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” with Douglas E. Welch – 0:41 [Video Clip]

September 29th, 2015 Comments off

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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The title of the talk is “It’s Your Career, After All” and there is a very good reason for this. We all deserve a great career. That doesn’t mean we’re entitled to it. I know you hear a lot about entitlement — people feeling entitled to things. It doesn’t mean you’re entitled to it, but we all deserve a great career. I consider it one of the inalienable rights under the “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence, because it is such an intrinsic part of our lives. Our work is such an important part of our life and it’s an important part of everyone’s life that we really do deserve the chance, at least, of having a great career. 

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Manage your career…or be managed from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Audio Clip]

September 29th, 2015 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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There are so many people in your lives — and the lives of people you deal with — who will love, gladly manage their career for them. You boss will manage your career for you. Your wife or your husband will manage your career for you. Your co-workers, your peers, everyone — if you don’t manage your career — don’t worry — there is always going to be someone out there who will gladly manage it for you. “You know, you should apply for that position over there”, because that’s where that person wants you or needs you. It has no bearing of 1. whether you fit there or 2. Whether you actually want to do it, but again, if you don’t take action. If you don’t take control, someone else will gladly do it for you.  

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Manage your career…or be managed from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Video Clip]

September 28th, 2015 Comments off

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

Manage your career...or be managed from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve

 

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:

There are so many people in your lives — and the lives of people you deal with — who will love, gladly manage their career for them. You boss will manage your career for you. Your wife or your husband will manage your career for you. Your co-workers, your peers, everyone — if you don’t manage your career — don’t worry — there is always going to be someone out there who will gladly manage it for you. “You know, you should apply for that position over there”, because that’s where that person wants you or needs you. It has no bearing of 1. whether you fit there or 2. Whether you actually want to do it, but again, if you don’t take action. If you don’t take control, someone else will gladly do it for you.  

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A Year of Leadership from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Archive]

September 28th, 2015 Comments off

A Year of Leadership

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When looking back over 2008 I see a number of issues, but one that presses most deeply on my mind was a lack of leadership. From the highest government offices to the individual in a cubicle, it is as if we had collectively forgotten how to lead. We seemed to stand around looking at one another, expecting someone else to fix the problems. It should be clear by now that when leadership is lacking from above, it is imperative on each of us to take up the reins of power and help both ourselves and those around us by leading. For that reason, I declare 2009 the Year of Leadership. A year when we all reflect on what it means to be a leader and how we can exercise our leadership every day.Small steps

First, leadership isn’t something that happens out there, or more usually, up there. Leadership is an integral part of each of us. It is in our DNA. It is only when we ignore its call that our lives run off the rails. You may be thinking, “What is Douglas talking about? I don’t have any power, let alone the power to lead others.” This is where you are wrong. It is the small efforts that we provide every day that allow us to lead. We do have power. If nothing else, we have the power to provide a good example. We can choose to not do those things that make our lives more difficult, that abuse out bodies, that cause pain to others. In fact, I believe this is the most important power at our command – the power to do good.

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Past Presentations at CareerCamp from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods [Video Clip]

September 24th, 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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This is just, kind of, 6 or what is it? 9? 8. 8 random topics that have been presented at previous CareerCamps. The first one, I did, Career Compass: Finding Your Career North. Who are you today? Interview with a new attitude. Social Media and Your Career. That was a discussion. Literally, we just posted it up as a breakout and said “Who wants to come and talk about social media and your career?” I would facilitate or one of the other co-chairs would facilitate and away we’d go. We’d talk for 45 minutes. It was never at a los for people or never or always ran out of time. People really need to know about the topic. It is one my pet things. One of the other things I focus on is new media and social media and it, combining with careers, that’s just happened more and more over the last several years. Social media and careers go hand in hand and need to be discussed in that way. Guerilla LinkedIn. What’s a resume for? One of our co-chairs, Mitch Krayton used to do that one. Very, very popular. What is success and why you might have it already? and much, much, more! At the end of each unconference, I actually make a point collecting all the names and all the topics and putting those on the blog so people can see what was presented and links to the people who presented them, if possible, when available, so that people can get more information.


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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Transition is Where the Magic Happens from Transition as the New Normal 2015 [Audio Clip]

September 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

Transition is where the Magic Happens from Transition as the New Normal 2015 [Video Clip]

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For me, transition is where the magic happens in our lives. No, new amazing, thing happens in our lives without a major transition. Anyone who’s had children (Laughs) — My son is now 17 — knows that — Wow! — what a transition point and what a number of transition points within that one transition points — that has spun off — as I’ve said, I would have neer taken up archery, if it hadn’t been for him. I’d have never learned to throw knives and axes, which we also did with the same group. I would have not been able to build a battlebot that he’s now able to do. Stuff like this. It’s at those fringes and its really where the magic happens. If I can do anything today, I want you to take a new attitude towards transition. A new attitude towards change and a new attitude towards risk. Again, I’m not asking you to jump out of a plane, but to look at it in a different way as not being something that is foisted upon us — even though it might be right now — but something we can engage in ourselves, take the reins of and ride that horse into the future, off into the sunset of the Chatsworth Hills or the Simi Hills and build something better in our lives and our careers. That’s all I have today for my prepared remarks. I’m free to answer any questions you might have.

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Transition is Where the Magic Happens from Transition as the New Normal 2015 [Video Clip]

September 22nd, 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

Transition is where the Magic Happens from Transition as the New Normal 2015 [Video Clip]

 

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For me, transition is where the magic happens in our lives. No, new amazing, thing happens in our lives without a major transition. Anyone who’s had children (Laughs) — My son is now 17 — knows that — Wow! — what a transition point and what a number of transition points within that one transition points — that has spun off — as I’ve said, I would have neer taken up archery, if it hadn’t been for him. I’d have never learned to throw knives and axes, which we also did with the same group. I would have not been able to build a battlebot that he’s now able to do. Stuff like this. It’s at those fringes and its really where the magic happens. If I can do anything today, I want you to take a new attitude towards transition. A new attitude towards change and a new attitude towards risk. Again, I’m not asking you to jump out of a plane, but to look at it in a different way as not being something that is foisted upon us — even though it might be right now — but something we can engage in ourselves, take the reins of and ride that horse into the future, off into the sunset of the Chatsworth Hills or the Simi Hills and build something better in our lives and our careers. That’s all I have today for my prepared remarks. I’m free to answer any questions you might have.

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Avoid “Next Available Job Syndrome” from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Audio Clip]

September 22nd, 2015 Comments off

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

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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”

Transcript:

Too many people these days let their career manage them. They get pushed from job to job to job to job and then wake up twenty years later go “How the heck did I end up over here doing this which I don’t actually like that much and doesn’t fulfill  me in any way?” but then sort of wake up and have that experience. I’ve seen that time and time again and it’s disturbing to me. I’ve often written about and said ” You know what?  We’ve got to stop this process. We’ve got to find a way to break out of this thing where you let your career manage you instead of you managing your career and we’re going to talk about a little bit about how you can help to manage your career. One of the biggest flaws of letting your career manage you — the biggest causes of it — is what I call “next available job” syndrome. Ok? That’s where you get out of college and that jobs available so you take it. And then you work in that job for a year and half, two years, you go “Oh look well that job’s available. I’ll take that one” and then you worked there for a couple of years and then “Oh well, That job’s available” and again you wake up twenty years later and go “How did I end up over here? 

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Avoid “Next Available Job Syndrome” from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Video Clip]

September 21st, 2015 Comments off

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

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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”

Transcript:

Too many people these days let their career manage them. They get pushed from job to job to job to job and then wake up twenty years later go “How the heck did I end up over here doing this which I don’t actually like that much and doesn’t fulfill  me in any way?” but then sort of wake up and have that experience. I’ve seen that time and time again and it’s disturbing to me. I’ve often written about and said ” You know what?  We’ve got to stop this process. We’ve got to find a way to break out of this thing where you let your career manage you instead of you managing your career and we’re going to talk about a little bit about how you can help to manage your career. One of the biggest flaws of letting your career manage you — the biggest causes of it — is what I call “next available job” syndrome. Ok? That’s where you get out of college and that jobs available so you take it. And then you work in that job for a year and half, two years, you go “Oh look well that job’s available. I’ll take that one” and then you worked there for a couple of years and then “Oh well, That job’s available” and again you wake up twenty years later and go “How did I end up over here? 

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