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

May 25th, 2016 No comments

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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 No comments

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

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 No comments

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 No comments

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

May 18th, 2016 No comments

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

May 17th, 2016 No comments

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

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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Make Use of the “New Media Multiplier” from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Audio] (1:03)

May 17th, 2016 No comments

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

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Make Use of the

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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:

Don’t be afraid to re-purpose — reuse– those things that you already create. I call it the “New Media Multiplier.” Pinball games have the little bonus as you play trough the game, you know, 2 times, 3 times, 4 times. That’s what New Media does for you. I write something once I get one 1 — ok, that’s my one time. All of a sudden I podcast it. Well, there now I get 2 to 3 times bonus on that. I’ve expanded my audience that far. Utilize it as a video or doa panel discussion at South by Southwest about it or whatever. All of a sudden, you’ve pushed that multiplier — you’ve taken one piece of content — one idea and exploded it across your whole career and life to the point where it’s really doing some good for you. It’s not — I always joke with my wife — “Scripts don’t sell themselves in a drawer. Books don’t sell themselves in a drawer. They have to be seen. Paintings have to be hung on the wall and shown. Movies have to be made and shown in a theater.” Whatever. Nothing gets sold — music has to be played — if no one hears it, no one is going to buy it. Nothing’s going to become of that. So, don’t let it hide in a drawer. Really make the most of it that you can.  

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Make Use of the “New Media Multiplier” from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Video] (1:03)

May 16th, 2016 No comments

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

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Make Use of the

 

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:

Don’t be afraid to re-purpose — reuse– those things that you already create. I call it the “New Media Multiplier.” Pinball games have the little bonus as you play trough the game, you know, 2 times, 3 times, 4 times. That’s what New Media does for you. I write something once I get one 1 — ok, that’s my one time. All of a sudden I podcast it. Well, there now I get 2 to 3 times bonus on that. I’ve expanded my audience that far. Utilize it as a video or doa panel discussion at South by Southwest about it or whatever. All of a sudden, you’ve pushed that multiplier — you’ve taken one piece of content — one idea and exploded it across your whole career and life to the point where it’s really doing some good for you. It’s not — I always joke with my wife — “Scripts don’t sell themselves in a drawer. Books don’t sell themselves in a drawer. They have to be seen. Paintings have to be hung on the wall and shown. Movies have to be made and shown in a theater.” Whatever. Nothing gets sold — music has to be played — if no one hears it, no one is going to buy it. Nothing’s going to become of that. So, don’t let it hide in a drawer. Really make the most of it that you can.  

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Make a Lateral Move to a New Career from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Audio] (0:49)

May 11th, 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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I agree. There are certain pragmatic things that pop up or at least we think there are. Which is why again, I say, find ways of trying out other stuff, because often what can happen is, yes you need a job. You need to pay that mortgage. So, ok, so fine, don’t do — don’t take the axe out and cut off that life and move one. Do this — do a lateral. Just say, “I’m going to start doing a little bit of this now and a little big more of this now and a little…” and all of a sudden you’re in the new career. You haven’t affected your standard of living. You haven’t made that dramatic, you know, “I quit!” and walk out. You’ve been able to make those decisions, again, that are best for you but you’ve still followed your wants and needs and desires. You just did it in a slightly less dramatic fashion.

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Make a Lateral Move to a New Career from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Video] (0:49)

May 10th, 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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Make a Lateral Move to a New Career 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:

I agree. There are certain pragmatic things that pop up or at least we think there are. Which is why again, I say, find ways of trying out other stuff, because often what can happen is, yes you need a job. You need to pay that mortgage. So, ok, so fine, don’t do — don’t take the axe out and cut off that life and move one. Do this — do a lateral. Just say, “I’m going to start doing a little bit of this now and a little big more of this now and a little…” and all of a sudden you’re in the new career. You haven’t affected your standard of living. You haven’t made that dramatic, you know, “I quit!” and walk out. You’ve been able to make those decisions, again, that are best for you but you’ve still followed your wants and needs and desires. You just did it in a slightly less dramatic fashion.

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