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Video: Answer questions to attract opportunity from “A Year of Opportunity”

April 9th, 2014 Comments off

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From “A Year of Opportunity” – Career Opportunities Podcast with Douglas E. Welch)

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“If you’re looking through you’re Twitter feed — if you’re looking through your Facebook feed — you’re looking through your LinkedIn feed, whatever and someone has a question  that you can answer — answer it! Even if it is just a short little “Well have you tried this (blah-di-blah-di-blah) It may turn into a longer conversation. It may turn into a longer conversation, but I have had situations like that turn into work — turn into great relationships. Simply because I took the time to take a little piece of the expertise I have and share it with someone else.

Building a successful career in 2014 requires that we focus on 3 things this year, including:

1. Attracting Opportunity 2. Recognizing Opportunity 3. Accepting Opportunity

Join Douglas E. Welch for deeper exploration of the Year of Opportunity and what it can bring for you!

Thomas Edison is quoted as saying “”Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” This is still true today. Work that expands our lives and careers should be sought out and embraced, even if there is a bit of hard work involved. In fact, most opportunities worth pursuing require hard work of some sort. Life doesn’t often give you gold simply for being you. You need to share your knowledge and show your worth and this often means some long hours, if not actual physical labor.

Douglas is writer and host of Career Opportunities, a long running column and podcast dedicated to “Helping to Build the Career You Deserve!” Career Opportunities began in 1997 as a magazine column and expanded to a podcast in 2004. Douglas is also a New Media Consultant, Technology and Career Consultant with over 30 years experience in high-tech. You can find all of Douglas’ work at

11 of My Favorite Career Things for March 2014 — Shared Links from Douglas E. Welch

April 6th, 2014 Comments off

Link Focus: Grab Over 500 Free Programming Books from GitHub from

March 7th, 2014 Comments off

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Grab Over 500 Free Programming Books from GitHub from

This story from points up just how easy it can be to get an education in today’s world. The article links to over 500 free programming ebooks available for download from GitHub — the home to version control service Git and a social network focused around programming.


Github Web Site

Programming languages are covered, but also books on algorithms and data structures, databases, data mining, machine learning and much more. Hit the link for a complete index and download links.

Whether you are a technology beginner or someone seeking to build their career (or change to a new one) online resources like this a free and easy source of learning materials to help you on your way. Combine these with a mentor or two and you can be learning a lot investing mainly your time.

More info on GitHub:

Link Focus is a series that comments on some of the links I share on my social media accounts and here on the web site. To get these links as I find them, subscribe to me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and elsewhere. Also look for the “My Favorite Things” posts that appear regularly in the blog. These include collections of links for each calendar month.

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16 of My Favorite Career Things for January 2014 – Douglas E. Welch

February 1st, 2014 Comments off

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As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas

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Jobs Available – Listings of all types at – Search by keyword and location

January 17th, 2014 Comments off

Looking for a job? There are a host of job listings available on every day.

Enter the keywords you are searching for and your location to get fresh and focused listings.

Career jobs

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Subscribed 46: Scott Berkun – author and speaker on creativity, leadership, philosophy

January 3rd, 2014 Comments off

This post was originally written for my blog, Careers in New Media, but the content that Scott presents lends itself to building the career you deserve, too. Check out his blog and other entries in the Subscribed series on Career in New Media. — Douglas

Subscribed 46: Scott Berkun

If fine myself reading and sharing a lot of content from Scott Berkun, so it only makes sense to highlight him here are part the Subscribed series. Scott’s recent article, How to overcome cynicism, was a great example. It can be easy to fall victim to to cynicism in life and business and I salute him for taking on such a chronic issue.

How do you overcome cynicism in an environment determined to maintain it?

You overcome a toxic environment by walking out the door. Unless you happen to be a powerful person in the organization, it is not your fault that the environment is cynical, broken, dysfunctional, toxic, demented, twisted or incompetent. Managers and executives are paid a great deal more than the average employee and the main thing that comes with that pay grade is accountability. If the place depresses you, look upwards: the people in power make it this way. It’s uncommon for people in power to be motivated to make big changes since they like being in power.

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From Scott Berkun’s web site…

I’m an author and speaker. My work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired magazine, National Public Radio, The Huffington Post and other media. I taught at the University of Washington, blog for Harvard Business and BusinessWeek, and have appeared as an expert on various subjects on CNN, CNBC and MSNBC.

My latest book, The Year Without Pants: & The Future of Work released in Sept 2013 and was named an best book of the year.

Read Scott’s entire biography

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Other books by Scott Berkun

What are some of your favorite Subscriptions? Share them here in the comments!

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Subscribed is a Careers in New Media series  highlighting the Podcasts, YouTube Channels and Blogs that I follow on a daily basis. Check out this entry, and past entries, for some great New Media Content — Douglas

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Elsewhere: 25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer from

December 23rd, 2013 Comments off

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I have always been an auto-didact (a self-taught person), so I am always interested in new ways and places to learn. This article from points up 25 great places to learn everything from languages to technology to geography. I was already familiar with a couple of the sites, including Duolingo for languages, Khan Academy for a host of subjects and Project Gutenberg for free ebooks, but there are a lot more sites here for me to check out and I hope you do too!

Learning should be a lifelong passion, not just something we do to get through our school years. If we continuously focus on learning and growing, we can accomplish great things throughout our lives. 

25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer

It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet. For a lot of us, this is even true at our fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and an ever-increasing push for online greatness by tech engineers all over the world.

As a result, there are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. Here are just 25 such sites that may just make you more clever than ever before.

Read the entire article with links to all the sites

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Photos: Douglas speaks at Tuesdays with Transitioners

November 7th, 2013 Comments off

Here are 3 photos from Tuesdays with Transitioners organizer, Jennifer Oliver O’Connell, during my talk on Mobile Technology and Your Career. I spoke to Tuesdays with Transitioners on November 4, 2013.

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Job Listings from Tuesdays with Transitioners – September 9, 2013

September 9th, 2013 Comments off

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Job Openings from Tuesdays with Transitioners

Jennifer Oliver O’Connell, organizer of Tuesdays with Transitioners posted these job listings recently. Join Tuesdays with Transitioners Meetup group to receive these job listings directly via and email.

Job Listings from Tuesdays with Transitioners – September 9, 2013

  • Harbor Freight Tools is looking for a Technical Writer/Illustrator (FT/Temp)
  • Help Desk Analyst, Munger, Tolles & Olsen (Downtown LA)
  • Q&A Tester
  • Web Coordinator, Joni and Friends (Calabasas)
  • Employee or Entrepreneur?
  • Legal Technology Trainer (Downtown LA)
  • Front-end web developer (Irvine, CA)
  • Director, Christian Institute on Disability–Joni and Friends (Calabassas)
  • Director of Brand Marketing and Public Relations, Consumer Products–Fox Group
  • Social Media/Web Marketing Manager, Marcus & Milchamp (Walnut Creek-SF area)
  • Senior ERP expert for a Full Time Role in West Los Angeles
  • Full Time Jr. Java Developer for a Burbank Company
  • Systems Engineer for Enterprise Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence and Analytics technologies (Seattle, WA)
  • Sr Release Engineer with .Net/Windows Platform for a contract role in North Los Angeles
  • JDE Business Analyst – Distribution, Fox Group (Los Angeles)
  • MOGL Gaming company has several openings in Finance, IT, and Sales
  • Part-time position (San Fernando Valley)
  • Retail Associate (Beverly Hills)
  • Co-Working Space in the San Fernando Valley
  • Career Resource: Schmoozed

Link to Tuesdays with Transitioners for details on all these positions and past listings

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My Favorite Career Things for August 2013 – Douglas E. Welch

September 1st, 2013 Comments off
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