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A Methodology For Decision Making from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (0:56)

April 13th, 2017 No comments

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

A Methodology For Decision Making 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:

Having some sort of little rubric to plug things into can really help your thinking. I liken this to a mind map — how many people use mind mapping? Gosh, it’s fallen out of favor. It’s one of those things you either love or hate. I come and go with it. It’s sort of like that. It’s basically just a blank form that you can start to fill in and start to trigger other thoughts. It can increase your thinking by quite a large amount. So, when an opportunity comes to you, please, come back here. Evaluate it against the compass. It’s going to tell you right away actually once you break out what that opportunity entails. It’s going to be very clear immediately — “Ok. No no, it’s got too many bads or it’s really good. Maybe I should investigate this further.” And that helps a lot because it helps to get around that analysis paralysis I talked about earlier. That having too many options. Too many choices.  

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Make Decisions When Best For You from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Audio] (0:52)

April 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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It can be difficult because oftentimes people are asking you to react. “Give me and answer now!” Well, I’m not prepared to give you an answer now. Sometimes you just need to go — when that would happen when I was working in a larger company and that would happen you’d be stressed with someone who is trying to pressure you into a decision on something that you weren’t quite clear on — I would literally disappear. I would go for a walk. I would step out and have a coffee. I would remove myself from the stressor so I would have that time to think and people might not always appreciate that, but I guarantee you the decisions you make will always be better. We make our worst decisions when we are under stress. We make so many decisions at the exact point that we should not be making any decisions at all. 

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Make Decisions When Best For You from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (0:52)

April 10th, 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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It can be difficult because oftentimes people are asking you to react. “Give me and answer now!” Well, I’m not prepared to give you an answer now. Sometimes you just need to go — when that would happen when I was working in a larger company and that would happen you’d be stressed with someone who is trying to pressure you into a decision on something that you weren’t quite clear on — I would literally disappear. I would go for a walk. I would step out and have a coffee. I would remove myself from the stressor so I would have that time to think and people might not always appreciate that, but I guarantee you the decisions you make will always be better. We make our worst decisions when we are under stress. We make so many decisions at the exact point that we should not be making any decisions at all. 

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Evaluating Opportunities with the Compass from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (0:54)

April 8th, 2017 Comments off

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

Evaluating Opportunities with the Compass 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:

Because that’s how opportunities happen, Serendipity walks up with a baseball bat. “PING” and something you’ve never thought of  — or 2 things combined — which is whole other talk that I give about how things bumping up against each other — interest bumping up against each other — suddenly spur entirely new careers and everything else. When you use the Career Compass you can say, “Ok. Here;s this opportunity. What are the elements of this opportunity? It contains music. It contains travel. It contains — it can have that bad business travel element possibly in there, for me.” I can then come to my Compass and say. “Where does it fit?” Where does this opportunity fall on my Compass? Are there any aspects of the opportunity that are down here? Bad sign. Red flag. Down here. I’m already doing those things I don’t like. No. Red flag. You can say anything below the middle here — the equator here — you don’t want to go there.   

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Noted: Brainstorming Doesn’t Work–Try These Three Alternatives Instead from Fast Company

April 8th, 2017 Comments off

Brainstorming Doesn’t Work–Try These Three Alternatives Instead from Fast Company

Our brains’ creative flow isn’t time-bound the way the typical brainstorm is. Here are a few ways to shake things up.

Noted: Brainstorming Doesn’t Work–Try These Three Alternatives Instead from Fast Company

People aren’t necessarily more creative in groups than alone, or vice versa. In fact, creativity needs both conditions; our performance peaks when we alternate–first working alone, then coming together to share our ideas, then going off by ourselves again to mull over what we heard. It’s a process. This is because our brains’ creative engines are fueled both by quiet mind-wandering, allowing novel and unexpected connections to form, and by encountering new information, which often comes from other people.

The typical brainstorm over-delivers on the latter and under-delivers on the former, which means that for lots of people, brainstorming is an utter nightmare. Introverts just feel alienated, and extroverts aren’t pushed to reflect more deeply on the ideas they’ve batted around amongst themselves.

Here are three alternatives that can help you sidestep all of these issues and actually get something done.

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Evaluating Opportunities with the Compass from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (0:54)

April 6th, 2017 Comments off

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

Evaluating Opportunities with the Compass 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:

Because that’s how opportunities happen, Serendipity walks up with a baseball bat. “PING” and something you’ve never thought of  — or 2 things combined — which is whole other talk that I give about how things bumping up against each other — interest bumping up against each other — suddenly spur entirely new careers and everything else. When you use the Career Compass you can say, “Ok. Here;s this opportunity. What are the elements of this opportunity? It contains music. It contains travel. It contains — it can have that bad business travel element possibly in there, for me.” I can then come to my Compass and say. “Where does it fit?” Where does this opportunity fall on my Compass? Are there any aspects of the opportunity that are down here? Bad sign. Red flag. Down here. I’m already doing those things I don’t like. No. Red flag. You can say anything below the middle here — the equator here — you don’t want to go there.   

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Thinking About Your Career Helps Everyone from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Audio] (1:04)

April 4th, 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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That’s a thing to think about is there major aspects of this job that simply do not fit you. You’re going to do this thinking for yourself. You’re also going to do it for the company looking to hire you. Sometimes companies will hire someone because they just need to hire somebody. Regardless, necessarily of how good of a fit that person is. You’re both going to be served very, very poorly by that situation. It will result in friction. It will result in conflict. It will result in just a generally bad experience for everyone involved. You, your coworkers, your management, the company, everybody. I always seek to avoid that and again, this is one way of doing it. It’s nothing fancy. It’s just a way — like this little trick — it’s just a way to get you to think differently or to get you to think at all. I know myself. I get tied up in stress and stuff and I just start acting. I start reacting to everything and there are times when you need to stop reacting and start thinking. 

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Thinking About Your Career Helps Everyone from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (1:04)

April 4th, 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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Thinking About Your Career Helps Everyone from Transition is the New Normal 2016

 

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That’s a thing to think about is there major aspects of this job that simply do not fit you. You’re going to do this thinking for yourself. You’re also going to do it for the company looking to hire you. Sometimes companies will hire someone because they just need to hire somebody. Regardless, necessarily of how good of a fit that person is. You’re both going to be served very, very poorly by that situation. It will result in friction. It will result in conflict. It will result in just a generally bad experience for everyone involved. You, your coworkers, your management, the company, everybody. I always seek to avoid that and again, this is one way of doing it. It’s nothing fancy. It’s just a way — like this little trick — it’s just a way to get you to think differently or to get you to think at all. I know myself. I get tied up in stress and stuff and I just start acting. I start reacting to everything and there are times when you need to stop reacting and start thinking. 

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It’s Ok to Think About Opportunities from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (0:54)

March 30th, 2017 Comments off

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

It's Ok to Think About Opportunities 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:

People tend to think that just talking about an opportunity means they’re accepting it and I have to talk them down from the ledge and say, “No. No. No. It’s just an opportunity. Why wouldn’t you go meet with that person? Why wouldn’t you go and have coffee with that person? Why wouldn’t you talk about this opportunity?” Yes, it might be totally — I got asked once to go on a tour through Japan with a blues guitarist as his harmonica player. Well, I didn’t do that professionally. I did it as a hobby, but events arise. It didn’t happen, but you know, events arose. I had to really think about that for a while. I hadn’t ever thought of that. What a weird thing and it scared me and I wanted to say “No, no, no, no”, but I had to say, “No. Why can’t I talk about it.” In this case, it didn’t happen. Lots of opportunities are going to happen, but you don’t want to be the one turning away that opportunity that is going to change your life forever.  

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It’s Ok to Think About Opportunities from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (0:54)

March 29th, 2017 Comments off

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

It's Ok to Think About Opportunities from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career

 

Read the book

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:

People tend to think that just talking about an opportunity means they’re accepting it and I have to talk them down from the ledge and say, “No. No. No. It’s just an opportunity. Why wouldn’t you go meet with that person? Why wouldn’t you go and have coffee with that person? Why wouldn’t you talk about this opportunity?” Yes, it might be totally — I got asked once to go on a tour through Japan with a blues guitarist as his harmonica player. Well, I didn’t do that professionally. I did it as a hobby, but events arise. It didn’t happen, but you know, events arose. I had to really think about that for a while. I hadn’t ever thought of that. What a weird thing and it scared me and I wanted to say “No, no, no, no”, but I had to say, “No. Why can’t I talk about it.” In this case, it didn’t happen. Lots of opportunities are going to happen, but you don’t want to be the one turning away that opportunity that is going to change your life forever.  

Links for items mentioned in this talk:

Help Support Career Opportunities!

Learn more about your career with these books from Amazon.com

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
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