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Use Blogs to Promote Yourself Regularly from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Video Clip] (1 min)

February 29th, 2016 Comments off

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

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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:

You need to have… a blog. How many people know what a blog is? Pretty much everybody. When I started giving this talk, that was not a given. What’s a blog? You need to have some sort of Internet presence, whether that’s a standard web site…I prefer blogs, because blogs are more easily updated and easy to share stuff. The reason you have this is you have your own home base. Anything you do out there, anywhere else…if post something on Facebook, if you post something on Tumblr, if you do any of these other things, everything should have a pointer back to your home base. Why is that? Anyone heard of MySpace? People invested lots and lots of time in MySpace and it basically disappeared. Companies can do that at a whim, so you don’t want to necessarily be tied to any one service that’s out there. That doesn’t mean you can’t use them, but by having a blog or web site of your own, you have your own home base that you own.

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Put yourself at the crossroads when a layoff happens from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] [Archive]

February 26th, 2016 Comments off

Put yourself at the crossroads when a layoff happens

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When you are laid off from a long-term position, the most natural thing in the world is to want to withdraw. You want to hide away, nurse your wounds and sometimes, curse those you blame for your situation. While this may be a natural response, it is also a dangerous one. At this time, most of all, you can’t crawl into a cave and disappear. In fact, just the opposite is required. You need to go out, see and be seen, and re-engage with a world you might have been avoiding lately. If you want to find a new or better job you need to put yourself at the crossroads and make sure you talk to everyone who passes by.

When you are in any job for a long period of time, it is easy to disengage with the outside world. You spend your time working and often playing with your co-workers. You might stop going to local meetups, user group meetings, seminars. After all, you are getting all the interaction you need. Why go anywhere else?

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Make the Best Decision For You: Part 2 from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Audio Clip] (0:55)

February 24th, 2016 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

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You have to do this, too, at a time when, perhaps, your coworkers and your managers and the company itself may not be that happy with you. It really doesn’t matter. It can feel weird. You can feel– guilty — for lack of a better word — about it. But, you know what? That doesn’t enter into it. A job is a relationship between you — a business relationship — between you and a company. And in business relationships we have to be able to decide what is best for “my business” — my self, my career. Think of yourself as working as a freelancer, really, wherever you go. In today’s world, that is so true. Your paycheck may come week-to-week from this person, this company, right now, but as we all know, tomorrow we could all disappear. It’s simply that — through no fault of your own. Through no actions of your own, simply because the business climate suddenly changed. A deal didn’t go through.  

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Make the Best Decision For You: Part 2 from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Video Clip] (0:55)

February 23rd, 2016 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

Transcript:

You have to do this, too, at a time when, perhaps, your coworkers and your managers and the company itself may not be that happy with you. It really doesn’t matter. It can feel weird. You can feel– guilty — for lack of a better word — about it. But, you know what? That doesn’t enter into it. A job is a relationship between you — a business relationship — between you and a company. And in business relationships we have to be able to decide what is best for “my business” — my self, my career. Think of yourself as working as a freelancer, really, wherever you go. In today’s world, that is so true. Your paycheck may come week-to-week from this person, this company, right now, but as we all know, tomorrow we could all disappear. It’s simply that — through no fault of your own. Through no actions of your own, simply because the business climate suddenly changed. A deal didn’t go through.  

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Self-Promotion Can Bring Opportunities to You from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Audio Clip] (0:52)

February 23rd, 2016 Comments off

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

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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:

If we do a good job of telling people “What we do and how well we do it” opportunities can come to us, because when they need someone with your skills, they go, “Gosh. We really need an accountant. Oh, you know, doesn’t such and such do accounting? Let’s call them.” Before they post a job — before they make a job listing — before they do anything else, they think of you. That’s where you want to be. You want to be on the tip of everyone’s tongues. The only way you can do that is by telling people “what you do and how well you do it.” Ok. that’s the only way that that can happen. The tools we use these days are , I am sure, known to you all. I heard someone talking about not having a Facbook account. We’re going to talk about why, but here are, what I call, my Career Prescriptions. And they will be scary and you will run, fleeing from the room when I say them.

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Self-Promotion Can Bring Opportunities to You from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Video Clip] (0:52)

February 22nd, 2016 Comments off

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

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Self-Promotion Can Bring Opportunities to You from Two Challenges in Building Your Career

 

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:

If we do a good job of telling people “What we do and how well we do it” opportunities can come to us, because when they need someone with your skills, they go, “Gosh. We really need an accountant. Oh, you know, doesn’t such and such do accounting? Let’s call them.” Before they post a job — before they make a job listing — before they do anything else, they think of you. That’s where you want to be. You want to be on the tip of everyone’s tongues. The only way you can do that is by telling people “what you do and how well you do it.” Ok. that’s the only way that that can happen. The tools we use these days are , I am sure, known to you all. I heard someone talking about not having a Facbook account. We’re going to talk about why, but here are, what I call, my Career Prescriptions. And they will be scary and you will run, fleeing from the room when I say them.

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Make the Best Decision For You from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Audio Clip] (0:59)

February 17th, 2016 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

Transcript:

We talked about selfishness. We talked about altruism a little bit. There are times when you need to make the decisions that are best for you and no one else. When you are faced with a decision — as I mentioned a little bit earlier — between you and your company, make the decision that is best for you. It can be hard sometimes. Because if you like your job, if you like your company, you may be thinking “Well, geez, yeah, this is 8good for me , but it’s not really good for the company and I like the people I work with and…” When it comes down to it, you owe it to yourself and to your co-workers and to the company you work for, to make the decision that is best for you. That is obviously where your career is headed. Where your strength, where you wants, needs and desires, are. You need to follow those. If you don’t, there’ll always be that thought in back of your mines, “What if I had done this? What if I had at least investigated this a little more? What if I had just gone to talk to the people? I’m not committing to anything, but what if I just went and explored the opportunity?” 

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Make the Best Decision For You from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Video Clip] (0:59)

February 17th, 2016 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

Transcript:

We talked about selfishness. We talked about altruism a little bit. There are times when you need to make the decisions that are best for you and no one else. When you are faced with a decision — as I mentioned a little bit earlier — between you and your company, make the decision that is best for you. It can be hard sometimes. Because if you like your job, if you like your company, you may be thinking “Well, geez, yeah, this is 8good for me , but it’s not really good for the company and I like the people I work with and…” When it comes down to it, you owe it to yourself and to your co-workers and to the company you work for, to make the decision that is best for you. That is obviously where your career is headed. Where your strength, where you wants, needs and desires, are. You need to follow those. If you don’t, there’ll always be that thought in back of your mines, “What if I had done this? What if I had at least investigated this a little more? What if I had just gone to talk to the people? I’m not committing to anything, but what if I just went and explored the opportunity?” 

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The Need to Promote Yourself from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Audio Clip] (1:10)

February 16th, 2016 Comments off

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

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The Need to Promote Yourself from Two Challenges in Building Your Career

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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:

Here in Hollywood, especially, in the entertainment industry, we’re used to people doing stuff for us. If you’re and actor, you have an agent. You have a manager. You have a guy that takes your head shot. You have a person who maybe acts as your publicist. Everybody. The studio does stuff. Everybody does stuff for you. Well, even in the entertainment industry today, it’s not the case anymore. If you’re an upcoming actor, you’re an upcoming musician, you’re an upcoming writer looking for a publisher, it’s all on you. A publisher is only going to promote your book if you’re already famous. They’re not going to promote your book. They’re just not going to do it, because it’s not in their interest money-wise to do that. And it’s become more and more important for us to do a lot of what we need done for ourselves. Now, the great thing about that, though, is compared to when I was working back in the 90’s, you have so many more tools that make it easy and cheap — if not free — to do exactly that. Tell people what we do and how well we do it and we can do it every single day. We can do it multiple times every single day. We can tell people this so that opportunities come to us.

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The Need to Promote Yourself from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Video Clip] (1:10)

February 16th, 2016 Comments off

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

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The Need to Promote Yourself from Two Challenges in Building Your Career

 

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:

Here in Hollywood, especially, in the entertainment industry, we’re used to people doing stuff for us. If you’re and actor, you have an agent. You have a manager. You have a guy that takes your head shot. You have a person who maybe acts as your publicist. Everybody. The studio does stuff. Everybody does stuff for you. Well, even in the entertainment industry today, it’s not the case anymore. If you’re an upcoming actor, you’re an upcoming musician, you’re an upcoming writer looking for a publisher, it’s all on you. A publisher is only going to promote your book if you’re already famous. They’re not going to promote your book. They’re just not going to do it, because it’s not in their interest money-wise to do that. And it’s become more and more important for us to do a lot of what we need done for ourselves. Now, the great thing about that, though, is compared to when I was working back in the 90’s, you have so many more tools that make it easy and cheap — if not free — to do exactly that. Tell people what we do and how well we do it and we can do it every single day. We can do it multiple times every single day. We can tell people this so that opportunities come to us.

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