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

September 22nd, 2015

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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