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A Deeper Interest in Your Work from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (0:46)

August 31st, 2016 Comments off

Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career with Douglas E. Welch 

A Deeper Interest in Your Work from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and 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:

So I try to shake things up a little bit — bust things up a little bit — and also, through things I have discovered in my own career — everything I’m going to talk about is because I’ve gone through it and I’ve learned from it. I try to tease them through the process into a new way of saying “Let’s not think about the externals of your career — about the boss, the company, the resumes, whatever — let’s talk about what you really want.” Because I firmly believe, you can do OK work at a job you don’t really love. You might even do good work on occasion. For me, though, you’re never, ever going to do great work unless you have some deeper interest in what you’re doing.

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A Deeper Interest in Your Work from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (0:46)

August 30th, 2016 Comments off

Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career with Douglas E. Welch 

A Deeper Interest in Your Work from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and 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:

So I try to shake things up a little bit — bust things up a little bit — and also, through things I have discovered in my own career — everything I’m going to talk about is because I’ve gone through it and I’ve learned from it. I try to tease them through the process into a new way of saying “Let’s not think about the externals of your career — about the boss, the company, the resumes, whatever — let’s talk about what you really want.” Because I firmly believe, you can do OK work at a job you don’t really love. You might even do good work on occasion. For me, though, you’re never, ever going to do great work unless you have some deeper interest in what you’re doing.

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No one cares about your career as much as you from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Audio] (0:53)

August 30th, 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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Everyone else too much worried about their own life and their own career. And again, they can help you, but they will never care as much about it and when you give power to them well, you’re reducing the effect your going to have in the world because you’ve given power to someone who really isn’t as committed as you are. What’s the joke about breakfast? In breakfast, the egg is interested and the pig is committed. The bacon is committed right? So, you have to realize that and again, take control of your own life. if you don’t manage you’re own life and career, there are plenty of people who will gladly do it for you. Your spouse will do it for you. Your family will do it for you. Your children will do it for you. Your boss will do it for you. Whatever. Your career consultant will do it for you. People love to control other people’s lives. Just like they like spending other people’s money. Which I enjoy quite a bit. 

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No one cares about your career as much as you from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (0:53)

August 29th, 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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No one cares about your career as much as you from Transition is the New Normal 2016

 

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Everyone else too much worried about their own life and their own career. And again, they can help you, but they will never care as much about it and when you give power to them well, you’re reducing the effect your going to have in the world because you’ve given power to someone who really isn’t as committed as you are. What’s the joke about breakfast? In breakfast, the egg is interested and the pig is committed. The bacon is committed right? So, you have to realize that and again, take control of your own life. if you don’t manage you’re own life and career, there are plenty of people who will gladly do it for you. Your spouse will do it for you. Your family will do it for you. Your children will do it for you. Your boss will do it for you. Whatever. Your career consultant will do it for you. People love to control other people’s lives. Just like they like spending other people’s money. Which I enjoy quite a bit. 

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An Interview with Pilates Instructor, Christie Greer [Audio] [Archive]

August 26th, 2016 Comments off

An Interview with Pilates Instructor, Christie Greer 

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A “Gold Watch” Career No More from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (1:00)

August 24th, 2016 Comments off

Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career 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:

But that was about the last — our parent’s generation was about the last generation where the whole “gold watch and a handshake” at the end of your 30 years at a company retirement was even a possibility. Ever since then that’s become more and more of a joke that that’s just not the way life works, but many of us — many of the people you will deal with — still have that in their head. Especially people who — my age — who are transitioning between jobs. I just spoke to and OPEN group out in Simi Valley — I speak out there, it’s like this is my yearly thing — I speak here and I speak there in March every year. And, in those people, still in the back of their mind they can keep that idea of how a career is supposed to work in a world that no longer understands that idea of a career. And that’s very dangerous for someone, anyone, to have a conceit like that stuck in their head because it’s not going to allow them to make the best decisions about their career and about their lives even.

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A “Gold Watch” Career No More from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (1:00)

August 23rd, 2016 Comments off

Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career 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:

But that was about the last — our parent’s generation was about the last generation where the whole “gold watch and a handshake” at the end of your 30 years at a company retirement was even a possibility. Ever since then that’s become more and more of a joke that that’s just not the way life works, but many of us — many of the people you will deal with — still have that in their head. Especially people who — my age — who are transitioning between jobs. I just spoke to and OPEN group out in Simi Valley — I speak out there, it’s like this is my yearly thing — I speak here and I speak there in March every year. And, in those people, still in the back of their mind they can keep that idea of how a career is supposed to work in a world that no longer understands that idea of a career. And that’s very dangerous for someone, anyone, to have a conceit like that stuck in their head because it’s not going to allow them to make the best decisions about their career and about their lives even.

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Engage with Transition from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch [Audio] (1:01)

August 23rd, 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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Another important fact is that you have to engage with transition. Too many people put up their hands and go, “Oh my god, I can’t…” and they crawl into their little hole and they pull in the dirt after them. “I don’t want to deal with it. Life is too much. Life is too crazy. Life changes too much.”

But, if you ignore transition — or try to ignore it, because you can’t really ignore it — if you try to ignore it, you suddenly take all your power over your life, your career, whatever, and go “Ah, somebody else. You take care of it.” You give up all that power. You give all that power to the person interviewing you. You give all that power to the EDD. You give all that power to somebody else and eventually you find out that that doesn’t work, because no one else can care as much about your career or your life as you do. it is simply impossible. We call be altruistic. We can all help others. We can give to charity. We can do these things, but when it comes down to it, only we can care about our lives as much as anybody else. 

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Engage with Transition from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch [Video] (1:01)

August 22nd, 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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Engage with Transition from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch

 

Transcript:

Another important fact is that you have to engage with transition. Too many people put up their hands and go, “Oh my god, I can’t…” and they crawl into their little hole and they pull in the dirt after them. “I don’t want to deal with it. Life is too much. Life is too crazy. Life changes too much.”

But, if you ignore transition — or try to ignore it, because you can’t really ignore it — if you try to ignore it, you suddenly take all your power over your life, your career, whatever, and go “Ah, somebody else. You take care of it.” You give up all that power. You give all that power to the person interviewing you. You give all that power to the EDD. You give all that power to somebody else and eventually you find out that that doesn’t work, because no one else can care as much about your career or your life as you do. it is simply impossible. We call be altruistic. We can all help others. We can give to charity. We can do these things, but when it comes down to it, only we can care about our lives as much as anybody else. 

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Are you tuning out the world? [Audio] [Archive]

August 19th, 2016 Comments off

Are you tuning out the world?

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There was a screech of tires, a blast of a horn and I was thrown forward hard, only being stopped by the bus’s hangstrap and a quick grab for a bar to my left. Thankfully I hadn’t been fiddling with my iPhone or both it and I would have been thrown to the floor or on top of a fellow bus rider. I looked out the front window of the bus and saw a guy toodling by on a bicycle, riding against traffic, headphones on — never realizing that he was nearly killed and countless people on the bus nearly injured. This is what can happen when you tune out the world. You can make life very dangerous for both yourself and those around you. Unfortunately, tuning out seems to be very common in today’s world.

These columns are often effected by what is happening in my life and this is no exception. As soon as I had recovered my balance and made my transfer to the Metro Red Line Subway (yes, LA has a subway) I pulled out my journal and made a note to talk about my experience. Not only are people tuning out in personal aspects of their lives, they are also tuning out of their work and career.

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