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Video interviews and putting your best self forward — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

October 14th, 2019 No comments

Video interviews and putting your best self forward — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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In today’s connected world, video interviews are becoming quite typical when you are looking for a job. Whether the position is near or far geographically, the realities of gathering a hiring committee in one office at one time can be quite daunting, so many companies are turning to video interviews to allow the most flexibility possible, especially early in the hiring process.

First, all the typical rules about interview dress, preparation and demeanor apply to a video interview as much as a face-to-face interview. Dress appropriately and neatly. Dress completely, even if they will only see you from the waist up. You never know when you might need to move away from the computer to get paperwork or something else. Telephones and cell phones should be off and out of sight unless needed for something like noting a future appointment.

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Career Conversation: George Krueger and Mary-Lynn Foster of Bigg Success.com [Audio]

October 7th, 2019 No comments

Career Conversation: George Krueger and Mary-Lynn Foster of Bigg Success.com

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Career Conversation: George Krueger and Mary-Lynn Foster of Bigg Success.com [Audio]

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Douglas talks with George Krueger and Mary-Lynn Foster of Bigg Success.com about building success on your terms.

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Career Conversation: Jennifer Oliver O’Connell of Tuesdays with Transitioners [Audio & Video]

September 30th, 2019 Comments off

Career Conversation: Jennifer Oliver O’Connell of Tuesdays with Transitioners

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Douglas talks with Jennifer Oliver O’Connell, founder and leader of Tuesdays with Transitioners, a job group in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. We talk about career transition, some misconceptions about transition and even how employers can work with transitioners to find great employees

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Audio: Bill Farmer, The Voice of Disney’s Goofy, Talks about “A Career in Voiceover” [Audio and Video]

September 23rd, 2019 Comments off

Audio: Bill Farmer, The Voice of Disney’s Goofy, Talks about “A Career in Voiceover”

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Douglas sits down with Bill Farmer, voice actor for Disney’s Goofy and many other well-known animated characters. We talk about a career in voiceover, how to build it, how to sustain it and career potential of becoming a voice actor today.

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A Year of Opportunity — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

September 16th, 2019 Comments off

A Year of Opportunity — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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As I have done nearly every year for the last 5 years here on Career Opportunities, I have chosen a theme for the coming year. This year is no exception and, in fact, this year’s theme is a very personal one for me. I see 2014 as a Year of Opportunity. As I emerge from my own year of transition, I see the great importance of attracting, recognizing and accepting opportunity in my life and career and I believe it is dramatically important for you, too. Everything we do, from the smallest actions to the largest goals should take opportunity into mind and use it as a way to focus our energy and attention.

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The Gifts You Can Always Give – Time, Energy, Passion and Love — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

September 4th, 2019 Comments off

The Gifts You Can Always Give – Time, Energy, Passion and Love — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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It is Christmastime again and many people’s thoughts turn to shopping and presents and consuming in all its forms. As the years have passed, though, I have found myself thinking less about presents that come from the corner store (or Amazon) and more about presents that only I can give. After 27 years of marriage, my wife and I have basically agreed to give nothing more than token gifts on Christmas — something to enjoy opening with our family and something that is, hopefully, useful in our lives. These small presents are more than enough for one very special reason. Throughout the year, we give each other — and those around us — four very special gifts that are unique to us. These gifts include our time, our energy, our passion and our love. Even better, these are gifts that we have been able to give regardless of whether we have been rich or poor, ill or well, together or physically apart. We can give them to family, to friends, and even complete strangers. For me, these are the true gifts of Christmas and the entire year.

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Jealousy and envy have no place in your career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

August 26th, 2019 Comments off

Jealousy and envy have no place in your career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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It is a rare person who has never suffered from jealousy and/or envy in their life and career. Both of these emotions are simply part of the — all too fragile — human condition. There are many times in our lives when we want what others have and are deeply jealous that they have it. Jealousy and envy can be greatly damaging to your career, though, and lead you to take actions you might not imagine otherwise. They can cause you to be petty, mean, controlling, and outright aggressive towards others if you feel your self-worth is threatened deeply enough. The perverse nature of jealousy and envy, though, is that it matters little in life what others have. Except in the most extreme cases, your accomplishments and your success are your own to control. Life is not a zero-sum game where everything someone else gains, you lose. We all gain and lose on our own merits, our own timeline and our own wants, needs and desires.

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Flexibility to Change: The 7 Skills of a Successful Careerist – Part 7 — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

August 21st, 2019 Comments off

Flexibility to Change: The 7 Skills of a Successful Careerist – Part 7 — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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In today’s world, change is constant, complex and critical to your career success. You may not like change — or even fear it — but you must not ignore it. Change will occur regardless of your relationship with it. You need to embrace change and develop ways of using change to better your life and career. Of all the 7 Skills, Flexibility to Change is the most important of all. It allows you to build the career you deserve and manage all of the other 7 Skills. Together, they provide a formidable foundation for your career

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Moneywise: The 7 Skills of a Successful Careerist – Part 6 — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

August 12th, 2019 Comments off

Moneywise: The 7 Skills of a Successful Careerist – Part 6 — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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In your career, you are often told to “follow your passion, do what you love.” The common corollary to this is to ignore money as the motivating factor in your career and concentrate on those areas where you can find the most joy and have the most impact. While I certainly think you need to find the passions in your career in order to build the career you deserve, you cannot — and should not — ignore the effect that money has upon your career. Understanding money, how to earn it, save it, spend it, is of critical importance in any career. Being “moneywise” will help to ensure that money doesn’t drive your career, but also that you have enough money to live the life you desire.

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Self-Knowledge: The 7 Skills of a Successful Careerist – Part 5 — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

August 5th, 2019 Comments off

Self-Knowledge: The 7 Skills of a Successful Careerist – Part 5 — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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While having a deep knowledge of the world around you is incredibly important in your career, even more important is a deep self-knowledge of your strengths, weakness, wants, needs, and desires. You must know what you want out of your life and career, what you know, what you don’t know and the difference between them. It is only in this way that you can make the best decisions for yourself and your own, unique career. Otherwise, you will be susceptible to control by others or even arrogant about your own knowledge and skills.

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