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Doing Good vs. Great Work from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (0:54)

January 16th, 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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When in transition, we often don’t know what the heck we want to do. Ok? And I often see people trapped in the situation of, the work they’ve been doing for 15, 20, 25 years never really was their favorite thing to do. It was presented to them at some point early on in their life — in their work career — and they simply kept doing it, but never really thought about “Do I actually enjoy doing this?” And there’s a reason for that. The old adage, you know, “well, it’s work. It shouldn’t be fun.” I don’t believe in that at all and here’s the simple reason about that. You can do — if your somewhat interested in your work, you can do good work. You might occasionally even do great work occasionally — every couple years. To me, you can never do your best work of you don’t have some other intrinsic interest in hat you’re doing. In some reward that you get from the work you do.

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List Your Wants, Needs and Desires from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (0:58)

January 10th, 2017 Comments off

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

List Your Wants, Needs and Desires from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and 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:

Do you like to work with people? What age of people? Do you like to work with kids? Do you like to work with people your same age? Do you like to work with older people? Where do you want to work? Geographically? Do you want to work in LA? Do you want to work somewhere up in the mountains in Denver, Colorado? You want to work in the Plains. You want live on a South Sea island somewhere and WiFi your work in wherever it needs to be. Think at much lower level about what you enjoy? Do you enjoy music? What type of music? Do you… start to list all these things, because it’s in those ideas, those wants, needs and desires — I call them — that, for me, the key to career exists.

So after that big laundry list of stuff I had him write out, it came to me that there is a way then, that we had to classify what he wrote in some way. Right? You have to figure out, for each item he wrote down, where — is it a good thing or a bad thing? Is it a want or is it not? And that’s where the idea of the compass came up. 

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Make Your Career About You from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (0:45)

January 9th, 2017 Comments off

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Another thing that we sometimes do in transition is that we start to turn all our attention externally. We start to worry about that resume and that CV and our interview skills. The fact is, yes, those are important. You cannot deny that. You have to interface with other people to get a job, right? I believe that there are plenty of people out there, plenty of people in this room who could help you with that stuff. That’s not what I focus on and I never have in my columns or anything else. I always focus on the personal — the person having the job. You! Read my columns and you will see the word “You” or “Me” more often than any other word in those columns and that’s just something I happened upon when I first started writing about careers — is I realized that’s where I found it important. That’s what I found important about careers — is helping people because there is so much focus on the external stuff — to give them some tools to bring it internally.

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Investigate Alternative Career Paths from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Audio] (1:10)

January 3rd, 2017 Comments off

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I worked in the corporate world for quite a long time. About 20 years before I figured that out and it’s square peg-round hole. You just don’t fit. It’s only through the help of some of my friends I met during that time, I started thinking about what I wanted — my wants, needs and desires — even if I couldn’t have them all right then, at least I could start thinking about them and once I started thinking more about myself, I quickly realized, “Oh, there’s a little dirt path that goes off here to the right.” Here’s the freeway of the career and there’s these little dirt paths or little stone roads that go off to the left and the right. There’s much more flexibility than you might ever think in the work world, but if you don’t know that you might want to go down that path, you’ll never explore it or even see it in most cases. You’ll simply focus on the freeway. The highway going up the main part of the road.

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Introduction to the Career Compass from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (0:53)

January 3rd, 2017 Comments off

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Introduction to the Career Compass from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and 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”

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What this little drawing is here — this is my — I feel like I should do a little trademark — this is my Career Compass. Just a thought that came to me one day when I was trying to help a co-worker decide what to do. They were really, really, really stuck and quite upset. They didn’t — they were in a situation where they didn’t know what to do in their career. They were running a small business and they realized that they either needed to come up with a new small business or do something else entirely. So, I said to them, “Do this for me. Write down everything you like to do and everything you don’t like to do.” This is before I came up with the idea for a compass. “Just write down everything and don’t think about  I like to do — I want to work for this company or I want to do this type of job. Go down personally.” 

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Investigate Alternative Career Paths from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (1:10)

January 2nd, 2017 Comments off

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Investigate Alternative Career Paths from Transition is the New Normal 2016

 

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I worked in the corporate world for quite a long time. About 20 years before I figured that out and it’s square peg-round hole. You just don’t fit. It’s only through the help of some of my friends I met during that time, I started thinking about what I wanted — my wants, needs and desires — even if I couldn’t have them all right then, at least I could start thinking about them and once I started thinking more about myself, I quickly realized, “Oh, there’s a little dirt path that goes off here to the right.” Here’s the freeway of the career and there’s these little dirt paths or little stone roads that go off to the left and the right. There’s much more flexibility than you might ever think in the work world, but if you don’t know that you might want to go down that path, you’ll never explore it or even see it in most cases. You’ll simply focus on the freeway. The highway going up the main part of the road.

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Learning To Say No from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (1:01)

December 27th, 2016 Comments off

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

Learning To Say No from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and 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”

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Now this also helps you to say no to the wrong opportunities when they come up. Because that’s another big thing. You’ve heard today, I’m sure, about the power in saying no. You have to “know” when to say “no” to things. Because they may not be a good fit for you. They may be a good fit for somebody else. They may be a good fit for your coworker. They may be a good fit for your company, but they may not be a good fit for you and you need the power and the intelligence and the thinking to say no to those opportunities. The fact is, there are too many people out there today who will gladly tell you what to do with your career. Your spouse will gladly tell you what to do with your career. Your children will gladly tell you. Your co-workers. Your boss. Everyone — if you don’t decide what to do in your career, there are a million people out there — everyone from your boss to the guy to talk to at the bus stop — will gladly tell you what you should be doing — including me. Which is why I say to take what I say as a grain of salt and try to apply what I say to you, don’t think of it as some directive that says you MUST do this. 

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No Single Career Path for Everyone from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (1:01)

December 26th, 2016 Comments off

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No Single Career Path for Everyone from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (1:01)

 

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In engaging with transition, one of the most important aspects is you have to engage in yourself. Again, in this fear, we can sometimes retreat from ourselves and bury ourselves in coffee or chocolate or alcohol or whatever our particular vice is. The fact is, the more you know about yourself, the more you will know about your life and your career. Too many of us simply look out on the established careers — the established professions — the established companies — the established jobs — and say, “I MUST follow that path. There is only one path through the maze and I have to follow that path.” Well, as I know personally myself — naaaah. I don’t fit. For a variety of reasons, I do not fit into that normal career path and it took me a long time to figure that out.

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Analysis Paralysis from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (0:46)

September 21st, 2016 Comments off

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Analysis Paralysis 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”

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One of the big problems is that you have too many options these days. We get that analysis paralysis that starts to set it. You go to — you go to the store and there’s 15 types of ketchup! Which one do I buy? They’ve actually done tests — they’ve done market studies that siad, if you offer 15 to 20 types of ketchups, people will not buy. If you offer 4 types of ketchup, they will buy, because they just get stuck in that paralysis of trying to figure out what’s the best choice. The term you hear today — fear of missing out — how many people have heard — right? That’s the big term today FOMO. People don’t do things — they actually don’t do things because they can’t decide what to do because they’re afraid of missing out on something else. So I, again, bring it back to the person, I say “What are you interesting in?”

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Analysis Paralysis from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (0:46)

September 20th, 2016 Comments off

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

Analysis Paralysis from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and 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:

One of the big problems is that you have too many options these days. We get that analysis paralysis that starts to set it. You go to — you go to the store and there’s 15 types of ketchup! Which one do I buy? They’ve actually done tests — they’ve done market studies that siad, if you offer 15 to 20 types of ketchups, people will not buy. If you offer 4 types of ketchup, they will buy, because they just get stuck in that paralysis of trying to figure out what’s the best choice. The term you hear today — fear of missing out — how many people have heard — right? That’s the big term today FOMO. People don’t do things — they actually don’t do things because they can’t decide what to do because they’re afraid of missing out on something else. So I, again, bring it back to the person, I say “What are you interesting in?”

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