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15 Things You Need to Know About Working Abroad Via The Muse

April 30th, 2017 Comments off

A lot of great information here for anyone who has ever contemplated working abroad. There are a lot of little things — and a few big things — to consider, but you could find it to be the most rewarding career possible. — Douglas

15 Things You Need to Know About Working Abroad Via The Muse

Having worked for a global company, I’m no stranger to watching friends take overseas roles. While working abroad isn’t in the cards for me anytime soon, you can bet that I live vicariously through their Instagram accounts.

Are you interested in joining them and taking an international job? I’ve sought out what you must know from people across various industries who have worked around the world. Here’s what they had to say.

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Career Prescriptions – A Talk to Tuesdays with Transitioners [Audio] (42:06)

April 29th, 2017 Comments off

Career Prescriptions – A Talk to Tuesdays with Transitioners [Audio] (42:06)

I presented this talk to Tuesdays with Transitioners, a local group dedicated to helping workers recover from layoff and make the move to a new career.

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Developing A Career From Your Interests from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (0:56)

April 26th, 2017 Comments off

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

Developing A Career From Your Interests 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:

Once you figure out what you want to do, how do you do it? What are the steps? What are the ways that you take the Career Compass and use it to development a career — like my own, if you want — out of a mish-mash — anyone who looks at it from the outside sees nothing but a mishmash. The fact is, it took me years to figure out what everything relates to in my career. The fact is, everything I do relates to education. I don’t’ teach in the classroom. Beyond presentations like this, but everything I do has something to do with education. I love teaching people about things. It used to be technology almost fully. I used to do work in a corporate IT department. Then I started working in people’s homes, small offices, stuff like that. Started talking about it. Started writing about it, but everything over the years finally revealed to me that I do education and you’re going to need to figure out that same thing.

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On YouTube: The Feynman Technique for learning anything via Sprouts

April 26th, 2017 Comments off

I first discovered Richard Feynman years ago when I read his book “Surely, You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman” for a college class. I then went on to read his other book, “What Do You Care What Other People Think?” and almost anything I could find by or about him. His physics quickly left my basic science abilities in the dust, but he was an amazing and quirky person who’s interests ranged from lock picking to drumming to the nature of the universe.

On YouTube: The Feynman Technique for learning anything via Sprouts

Richard Feynman was a physicist who received a nobel prize for his work in quantum electrodynamics. He was notorious for asking his mathematicians to explain concepts in simple language to test their understanding. 

Here his unique technique to learn new materials:

Step 1. Choose a topic you want to understand and start studying it. Once you know what it is about, take a piece of paper and write the topic at the top of the page.

Step 2. Pretend you’re teaching the idea to someone else. Write out an explanation on the paper while you describe them out loud. Like this you get an idea of what you understand and where you still have gaps. Whenever you get stuck, go back and study. Repeat that process until you can explain it.

Step 3. Finally do it again, but now simplify your language or use an analogy to make the point. If your explanation ends up wordy and confusing, that’s an indication that you do not understand the idea well enough. If that happens go back until you have mastered it.

It is the process of thinking about an idea while teaching it that make the method so effective. Once you can explain an idea with simple language and create graphic analogies, you have deeply understood it and will remember it for a long time.

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Developing A Career From Your Interests from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (0:56)

April 25th, 2017 Comments off

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

Developing A Career From Your Interests 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:

Once you figure out what you want to do, how do you do it? What are the steps? What are the ways that you take the Career Compass and use it to development a career — like my own, if you want — out of a mish-mash — anyone who looks at it from the outside sees nothing but a mishmash. The fact is, it took me years to figure out what everything relates to in my career. The fact is, everything I do relates to education. I don’t’ teach in the classroom. Beyond presentations like this, but everything I do has something to do with education. I love teaching people about things. It used to be technology almost fully. I used to do work in a corporate IT department. Then I started working in people’s homes, small offices, stuff like that. Started talking about it. Started writing about it, but everything over the years finally revealed to me that I do education and you’re going to need to figure out that same thing.

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Stability Can Be A Trap from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Audio] (1:01)

April 25th, 2017 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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Stability Can Be A Trap from Transition is the New Normal 2016

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Now I talked a little bit earlier about how stability can be a bit of a trap. Stability itself is not really the goal and probably never has been, because if you know anyone who is totally stable they’re probably, in most cases, bored out of their mind. They may tell you that. They may not tell you that, but they get up, they got to work, they do the job, the go to lunch, do the afternoon, come home watch tv, have dinner, watch tv and go to bed. Cycle and repeat. And you’ll often hear from them, verbally, “God, I’m so bored. Uggg.” Because they have stability. Yea! Great thing to have. Wonderful. And you hate your life. We don’t — it’s conflicting ideas. We’re taught that stability is good. Stability is normal. Stability is solid, but it can also lead to a life that’s just not really interesting and a life where you’re not achieving everything that you could achieve.

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Stability Can Be A Trap from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (1:01)

April 24th, 2017 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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Stability Can Be A Trap from Transition is the New Normal 2016

 

Transcript:

Now I talked a little bit earlier about how stability can be a bit of a trap. Stability itself is not really the goal and probably never has been, because if you know anyone who is totally stable they’re probably, in most cases, bored out of their mind. They may tell you that. They may not tell you that, but they get up, they got to work, they do the job, the go to lunch, do the afternoon, come home watch tv, have dinner, watch tv and go to bed. Cycle and repeat. And you’ll often hear from them, verbally, “God, I’m so bored. Uggg.” Because they have stability. Yea! Great thing to have. Wonderful. And you hate your life. We don’t — it’s conflicting ideas. We’re taught that stability is good. Stability is normal. Stability is solid, but it can also lead to a life that’s just not really interesting and a life where you’re not achieving everything that you could achieve.

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Finding the Right Fit For You, Not Others from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (1:04)

April 20th, 2017 Comments off

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

Finding the Right Fit For You, Not Others 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:

…And we all get presented with opportunities and face challenges like that every day, where we are just — there are too many options so it helps to have some way of figuring out where that opportunity fits on that scale and simply what we want. Because in all the talking I’ve had with people over the years and all the clients I’ve talked to and all of the column feedback I’ve gotten, podcast feedback I’ve gotten — 99% of it comes down to the fact that they just aren’t allowing themselves to think about it. They choose the default, cliché, corporate, what their parents thought, whatever answer of the period and if they try to go against that it causes them angst. It’s like “How do I not do this? How do I not do what everyone says I should be doing” Well because it’s not right for you and that’s the important thing you have to learn. If it’s not right for you. How cliché can it be. It’s the square peg in the round hole. You’re just not going to fit.  

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Finding the Right Fit For You, Not Others from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (1:04)

April 19th, 2017 Comments off

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

Finding the Right Fit For You, Not Others from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career

 

Read the book

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:

…And we all get presented with opportunities and face challenges like that every day, where we are just — there are too many options so it helps to have some way of figuring out where that opportunity fits on that scale and simply what we want. Because in all the talking I’ve had with people over the years and all the clients I’ve talked to and all of the column feedback I’ve gotten, podcast feedback I’ve gotten — 99% of it comes down to the fact that they just aren’t allowing themselves to think about it. They choose the default, cliché, corporate, what their parents thought, whatever answer of the period and if they try to go against that it causes them angst. It’s like “How do I not do this? How do I not do what everyone says I should be doing” Well because it’s not right for you and that’s the important thing you have to learn. If it’s not right for you. How cliché can it be. It’s the square peg in the round hole. You’re just not going to fit.  

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Help Support Career Opportunities!

Learn more about your career with these books from Amazon.com

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Don’t Take A Job On The Rebound from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Audio] (0:30)

April 18th, 2017 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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Don't Take A Job On The Rebound from Transition is the New Normal 2016

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We make a decision on taking that new job a week or so after we’ve been laid off. You know, you’ve got to watch that, because that is not really a great time to be making such a major decision in your life. If you are making that decision, be sure you step away and think about it first. We hear about rebounds in relationships, well, work is a relationship too and you don’t want to be “on the rebound” in work relationships either. It will have exactly the same results. Things will fall apart.

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