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The trouble of being self-sustaining in your career from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

July 31st, 2017 Comments off

The trouble of being self-sustaining in your career from the Career Opportunities Podcast 

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

There is an old cliche quote that says, “Behind every great man is a woman” with a host of addendum on the end to fit the specific situation. While I don’t dispute this, except to say that it also works the other way, there are times in our lives and career when we must be self-sustaining. There are times when the support of a spouse simply isn’t available for a host of reasons. It is in these times that we can all “fall down” and find our careers mired in the mud only because we simply don’t have enough individual energy to move us forward. Sometimes, we all need a cheerleader on the sidelines. Without them, something can seem dramatically absent from our lives and our work.

I am mainly talking about spouses, of all sorts, in this column, as this is my own experience. Close friends and family can also be “sustainers” in your career and their absence can be just as damaging. “Sustainers” help us through the rough spots in our careers by providing advice, support, wisdom and, most importantly, their energy. We all have an ebb and flow to our personal and work energy and sustainers help us get through the low spots without foundering on the rocks of sleep and self-doubt.

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YouTube and Communication Intimacy from Using the Career Compass To Find Your Work And Career [Audio] (1:06)

July 27th, 2017 Comments off

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

YouTube and Communication Intimacy 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:

Another really big one right now — I won’t say it’s very good for income anymore, but as ways of telling people what you do and how well you do it — YouTube. When I talk about new media I talk about the levels of intimacy of various media. A written book can be very intimate. We can cry at the end of Harry Potter ok, and it can really hit us with the feelings, but audio is another level of intimacy. I often describe it as an audio podcast is literally whispering in the people’s ears. If you think about how the people walk around their ear buds in you’re, literally whispering in people’s ears. A much higher level of intimacy and of course, when you get to video, you’re now at the level of intimacy falling just short of being there in person. Because they get much more physical cues from you in a video. They see your face. They see your gestures. It is the reason that you see I set up my camera and my mic tonight. I record everything I do because it all goes on YouTube. That’s where I can send people to.

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YouTube and Communication Intimacy from Using the Career Compass To Find Your Work And Career [Video] (1:06)

July 26th, 2017 Comments off

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

YouTube and Communication Intimacy 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:

Another really big one right now — I won’t say it’s very good for income anymore, but as ways of telling people what you do and how well you do it — YouTube. When I talk about new media I talk about the levels of intimacy of various media. A written book can be very intimate. We can cry at the end of Harry Potter ok, and it can really hit us with the feelings, but audio is another level of intimacy. I often describe it as an audio podcast is literally whispering in the people’s ears. If you think about how the people walk around their ear buds in you’re, literally whispering in people’s ears. A much higher level of intimacy and of course, when you get to video, you’re now at the level of intimacy falling just short of being there in person. Because they get much more physical cues from you in a video. They see your face. They see your gestures. It is the reason that you see I set up my camera and my mic tonight. I record everything I do because it all goes on YouTube. That’s where I can send people to.

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Everything you do MUST have value to others from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

July 25th, 2017 Comments off

Everything you do MUST have value to others from the Career Opportunities Podcast 

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

There comes a time, maybe many times, when you can’t understand what other people are thinking. You are putting out energy, attention, physical labor, — as Churchill once said, “blood, sweat, toil and tears” — and yet no one seems to care. You think your story, your cause, your writing, your work, your business is the most important thing in the world and all you get in return is silence.

It’s easy to come up with a hundred reasons why no one cares. “They’re stupid.”, “They’re evil.”, “They’re Republican.”, “They’re Democrat.”, “They’re rich, poor, black, white purple, speak another language. It’s the economy, the government, the world, the flux, the weather, the tides.” We can come up with thousands of reason why our work and our lives aren’t fully appreciated. We do this out of self-preservation. If we allow ourselves to think of the “real” reason no one is paying attention, it might break our hearts.

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Each Social Network Brings a New Audience from Using the Career Compass To Find Your Work And Career [Audio] (0:50)

July 19th, 2017 Comments off

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

Each Social Network Brings a New Audience 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:

One of the things I learned when I started podcasting was — I figured when I started podcasting — I did an audio podcast of my weekly career column that I had been writing for several years — and I figured, “Oh this is just another way for those readers to consume the column, right?” No. This audience let’s say was probably — I’m going to say — a fourth crossed over with that audience and I would say that is a good number for all these. Yes, there’ll be people who follow you in both places, but the majority of the people who follow you on Twitter will not be the people who follow you on Facebook and they won’t be the people following you on LinkedIn and they won’t be the people who follow you on Tumblr. It’s a separate audience, So each one of these that you use to expose your work and “What you do and how well you do it” actually gets you another audience.

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Each Social Network Brings a New Audience from Using the Career Compass To Find Your Work And Career [Video] (0:50)

July 18th, 2017 Comments off

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

Each Social Network Brings a New Audience 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:

One of the things I learned when I started podcasting was — I figured when I started podcasting — I did an audio podcast of my weekly career column that I had been writing for several years — and I figured, “Oh this is just another way for those readers to consume the column, right?” No. This audience let’s say was probably — I’m going to say — a fourth crossed over with that audience and I would say that is a good number for all these. Yes, there’ll be people who follow you in both places, but the majority of the people who follow you on Twitter will not be the people who follow you on Facebook and they won’t be the people following you on LinkedIn and they won’t be the people who follow you on Tumblr. It’s a separate audience, So each one of these that you use to expose your work and “What you do and how well you do it” actually gets you another audience.

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Take a look at your earnings…in cash from the Career Opportunities Podcast

July 17th, 2017 Comments off

 Take a look at your earnings…in cash from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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Here is an exercise for you all. It may sound odd, but I think it will open your mind to some aspects of your career that have been long ignored. This week, if you are working and receiving a paycheck, don’t just deposit it in the bank. I want you to see it in cold, hard cash. I want you to hold the fruits of your labors in your hands. I want you to look at it, touch it, smell it. You can put it all back in the bank when you are done, but for one week out of the year I want you to take a look at your earnings and what they mean to you, your family and your life.

Despite the convenience of modern forms of payment, there is something to be said for the days when you lined up at the paymasters desk and received cash payment directly into your hand. As we have found with other forms of our digital lifestyles there is still the need for interaction with the physical world. We can talk with friends online for hours, but still want to go down to the pub for pint now and then. We can read endless articles online, but still find joy in curling up with good book. We can look at albums of pictures from around the world, but still need to travel to see it for ourselves, touch the sand and see the sights.

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Use Facebook To Its Best Advantage from Using the Career Compass To Find Your Work And Career [Audio] (1:00)

July 14th, 2017 Comments off

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Use Facebook To Its Best Advantage 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:

The next step…once you’ve got your blog up and running…is sharing, beyond your blog, what you do. Now, how many people use Facebook? How many people use Facebook effectively? I struggle with this every day. Facebook right now — and these items from here on in could change — they could change by the time I get home tonight, but these are the things that are kind of attracting attention right now. Facebook has not been that useful to me over the years, but recently — through a connection of friends and the way they’re doing stuff on the site — it has actually become on of my foremost interaction points beyond my blog itself. It was Twitter for the longest time, but Twitter’s not quite sure what it is anymore, but it’s still useful. I still use Twitter. If you follow me you’ll see what I post there.

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Use Facebook To Its Best Advantage from Using the Career Compass To Find Your Work And Career [Video] (1:00)

July 11th, 2017 Comments off

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

Use Facebook To Its Best Advantage 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:

The next step…once you’ve got your blog up and running…is sharing, beyond your blog, what you do. Now, how many people use Facebook? How many people use Facebook effectively? I struggle with this every day. Facebook right now — and these items from here on in could change — they could change by the time I get home tonight, but these are the things that are kind of attracting attention right now. Facebook has not been that useful to me over the years, but recently — through a connection of friends and the way they’re doing stuff on the site — it has actually become on of my foremost interaction points beyond my blog itself. It was Twitter for the longest time, but Twitter’s not quite sure what it is anymore, but it’s still useful. I still use Twitter. If you follow me you’ll see what I post there.

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Combine Your Interests for A Great Career from Transition is the New Normal [Audio] (1:13)

July 11th, 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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If you can find a way of combining interests like this — where they come together — that’s the energy in your life, because having a job that expresses one interest of you life is great. Having a job that expresses 3, 4, 5 interests in your life, that is amazing. That’s amazing — totally the best type of life that you are looking for is where you can engage as many of your interests as possible and that allows you to seek out your wants, needs and desires.

I want to thank you so much for having me out today. If you have any questions feel free — please feel free to visit the web site. You can also email me and I have a card I can give you with an email address on it. You can find tons of talks on my web site or in my YouTube channel. YouTube channel is directly YouTube.com/dewelch. Iknow that is kind of cluttered there but basically my first initial, my middle initial and my last name. There you’ll find talks on transition as well as a bunch of other career topics and even if you are into gardening you can see me puttering around in my garden as well. Thank you again.

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