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Know Yourself Better to Become Better at Everything from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Video] (0:56)

May 31st, 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

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So to close out today on this, and then we’ll take some questions real quick don’t focus solely on the external factors of your career. Your resume. Your certificates. Your interviews. Your clothing. Whatever. Don’t focus exclusively on those. Look to the internal factors, too. Your wants, needs and desires and that’s a phrase I use again and again and again in my writing and my speaking. Your wants, needs and desires. Because, frankly, none of us think about those things enough. None of us. Because life shoves out that thinking time. The baby’s crying. I got to go deal with that and, all of a sudden, you don’t get back to the thinking you wanted to do at that time. Get to know yourself better and you will be a better job candidate. You will be a better employee. You’ll be a better entrepreneur. You’l be a better artist. You’ll be a better — whatever you decide to do — if you know more about yourself. 

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How Does Transition Make Us Feel? from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch [Audio] (2:12)

May 31st, 2016 Comments off

A clip from the presentation, “Transition is the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on March 4, 2016

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How Does Transition Make Us Feel? from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch [Video] (2:12)

May 30th, 2016 Comments off

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Say “No” More Often to Avoid Running Out of Time from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Archive] [Audio]

May 27th, 2016 Comments off

Say “No” More Often to Avoid Running Out of Time from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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How does it happen? We look up from our work one day to notice that there simply isn’t enough time left to get everything done. This project has pushed out that project. Rehearsals went late and crept into the time we set aside for finishing that article. A family crisis erupted and took up whole swathes of our day. The stress level starts to rise and the walls seem like they are about tumble down. In case you haven’t guessed already, this has been my life over the last week or so. Too much to do in too short a time, but like most crises, I only have myself to blame. You might find the same thing happens to you on occasion. As they say, though, the only way out is through.

The need to say “No!”

Since my career goes in so many directions at once, I usually have more requests for my time than actual available hours. In any given week I could be involved in computer consulting, New Media speaking, teaching podcasting classes, performing for my son’s school fundraisers and much more. Like any good careerist, I want to take on as much of this work as possible, to move ahead each facet of my life. Of course, conflicts often arise. With such a variety of projects, they can often step on each other and even defy any logical scheduling. Still, I am loathe to say “No” to any of them, lest I miss some important opportunity. In many ways, this is exactly the wrong thing to do.

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Discovering Your Career Path Pattern from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Audio] (1:52)

May 25th, 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

Transcript:

Well, I was having trouble in my career because my career does not follow the normal pattern of the stair step. You just move up to the corporate stair step and that’s the way careers work, right? Well, it doesn’t. Someone like Yo Yo Ma, he’s a cellist and all he’s done is simply got better at being a cellist. That’s what he does. He has that very fine focus. She explained to me that my career was the most troublesome. My path pattern was the most troublesome because you can’t tell what your career is until about 20 years out. Because all the jobs don’t appear to be associated in any way. They’re — they seem, randomly scattered. Until you kind of draw a spiral connecting them all and ,all of a sudden, you realize “Oh, there is a pattern there.” For me, it was discovering that no matter what I did — whether it was high-tech, speaking to groups like this, writing, whatever — everything I do has something to do with education. I’m a teacher. I just don’t teach in the classroom, but everything, from personal consulting, from my IT work, from speaking to my writing, my photography, whatever — it’s all about educating someone about something. And boy once I figured that out, it was like “Oh my god! Ok, I’m not crazy. I’m not worthless. There is a pattern to this. I just didn’t see it.” That really changed my life for the better and I have seen her give that talk at our CareerCamp unconferences and have that exact same dramatic effect on the people gives it to there. Too many of us get caught in that — we don’t fit into the particular molds that are common  and we think we’re broken in some way, because we don’t fit them mold. But, in fact, no, no, we’re just a little different. You’re just a little different. It doesn’t mean it’s not possible for your to be successful. You’ve just got to do things in a slightly different way.

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Discovering Your Career Path Pattern from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Video] (1:52)

May 24th, 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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Discovering Your Career Path Pattern from

 

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:

Well, I was having trouble in my career because my career does not follow the normal pattern of the stair step. You just move up to the corporate stair step and that’s the way careers work, right? Well, it doesn’t. Someone like Yo Yo Ma, he’s a cellist and all he’s done is simply got better at being a cellist. That’s what he does. He has that very fine focus. She explained to me that my career was the most troublesome. My path pattern was the most troublesome because you can’t tell what your career is until about 20 years out. Because all the jobs don’t appear to be associated in any way. They’re — they seem, randomly scattered. Until you kind of draw a spiral connecting them all and ,all of a sudden, you realize “Oh, there is a pattern there.” For me, it was discovering that no matter what I did — whether it was high-tech, speaking to groups like this, writing, whatever — everything I do has something to do with education. I’m a teacher. I just don’t teach in the classroom, but everything, from personal consulting, from my IT work, from speaking to my writing, my photography, whatever — it’s all about educating someone about something. And boy once I figured that out, it was like “Oh my god! Ok, I’m not crazy. I’m not worthless. There is a pattern to this. I just didn’t see it.” That really changed my life for the better and I have seen her give that talk at our CareerCamp unconferences and have that exact same dramatic effect on the people gives it to there. Too many of us get caught in that — we don’t fit into the particular molds that are common  and we think we’re broken in some way, because we don’t fit them mold. But, in fact, no, no, we’re just a little different. You’re just a little different. It doesn’t mean it’s not possible for your to be successful. You’ve just got to do things in a slightly different way.

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Teach Others to Learn More Deeply from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Audio] (1:44)

May 24th, 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:

Part of that, too, is teaching everything you do. I was told — I think, I’m going to say it was probably the technoical director at my college when I was the theater department — what is it? — Watch One. Do One. Teach One. I think is the basic rule that’s been bantered around. Teach everything you learn. Teach me something and, I was pretty good at what I did, as far as all the aspects I did in the theater and she would say, “Go teach the rest of your crew how to do this. You’re a stage manager. You’ve done three shows. Go teach this new stage manager who doesn’t know how to do this.” “Ok.”

There’s so many reasons why you teach others. One. You’re telling people what you do and how well you do it. Bingo! Right there. Two. You learn whatever you teach much more deeply than you would learn it any other way. Even if you don’t know it that well. I’ve had to each stuff that I really didn’t know that well, but what did I do before I taught it. I went and did a lot of research, because I know, “Well, I’m a little weak in this area, but you know, I have the basic concepts and their going to ask this question or this question or this question, so I should probably look those up.” You are going to learn the subject much more deeply. I would — for whatever reason — I was tutoring my fellow Freshmen Biology students, because I had a really good Botany teacher in high school. An I actually used his, my notebook from his class to tutor everybody else in the class. I had a group this size sitting around the dorm lounge one night and it was like, “This is really weird.” I knew it, why wouldn’t I teach it and the fact is, because I was teaching it to them, I had to learn it even better myself and got even a better grade on the test myself, because I taught it to others. Do not ignore that. That is one of the best ways to learn something really, really, deeply, because you start hitting questions and roadblocks and “Well, gosh, what about this?” and then you have to figure out “Well, what about that?” What do I need to know more about that and it will just cause your learning to deepen.

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Teach Others to Learn More Deeply from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Video] (1:44)

May 23rd, 2016 Comments off

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

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Teach Others to Learn More Deeply 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:

Part of that, too, is teaching everything you do. I was told — I think, I’m going to say it was probably the technoical director at my college when I was the theater department — what is it? — Watch One. Do One. Teach One. I think is the basic rule that’s been bantered around. Teach everything you learn. Teach me something and, I was pretty good at what I did, as far as all the aspects I did in the theater and she would say, “Go teach the rest of your crew how to do this. You’re a stage manager. You’ve done three shows. Go teach this new stage manager who doesn’t know how to do this.” “Ok.”

There’s so many reasons why you teach others. One. You’re telling people what you do and how well you do it. Bingo! Right there. Two. You learn whatever you teach much more deeply than you would learn it any other way. Even if you don’t know it that well. I’ve had to each stuff that I really didn’t know that well, but what did I do before I taught it. I went and did a lot of research, because I know, “Well, I’m a little weak in this area, but you know, I have the basic concepts and their going to ask this question or this question or this question, so I should probably look those up.” You are going to learn the subject much more deeply. I would — for whatever reason — I was tutoring my fellow Freshmen Biology students, because I had a really good Botany teacher in high school. An I actually used his, my notebook from his class to tutor everybody else in the class. I had a group this size sitting around the dorm lounge one night and it was like, “This is really weird.” I knew it, why wouldn’t I teach it and the fact is, because I was teaching it to them, I had to learn it even better myself and got even a better grade on the test myself, because I taught it to others. Do not ignore that. That is one of the best ways to learn something really, really, deeply, because you start hitting questions and roadblocks and “Well, gosh, what about this?” and then you have to figure out “Well, what about that?” What do I need to know more about that and it will just cause your learning to deepen.

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We must stop lying to ourselves from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Archive] [Audio]

May 20th, 2016 Comments off

We must stop lying to ourselves from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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During the toughest times in our history, there always seems to be a contingent of people who want to believe that nothing is changing — that everything is going to be just fine — that all this turmoil is just going to pass and life will continue just as it always has. They don’t want to hear what you have to say. They don’t want to see the facts and figures and charts and graphs. What they are often saying is, “Please, lie to me!”

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How I Made My Lateral Career Move from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Audio] (0:38)

May 18th, 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

Transcript:

Making the “short sharp shock” is not always the best of handling these things. My — the way I sort of moved out of high tech and into new media and stuff is that I was working in high tech. I was writing about high tech careers. That became me writing more and more generically about careers in general and then writing for other publications and then the podcasting thing came up and I had my theater skills and recording skills I already had. So it sort of kind of organically became what it is today. The fact is, I don’t have one job. I have ten and whatever one’s active at any one time is the one that gets the attention.

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