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Two Challenges In Your Career from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (1:09)

August 17th, 2016 Comments off

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

Two Challenges In Your Career 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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Now, for me, there are two basic challenges of having a career these days. And they’re kind of at different ends of the spectrum and I’m going to touch on both of them today. The two challenges that I see in any career are, first of all, figuring out what you want to do and especially in this day and age — myself being a perfect example — people ask me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I never figured out he answer to that question. I just tried to to do what I found most interesting and most useful in the world and have developed a career around that. The other challenge is, once you’ve decide what you want to do for a career, which, by the way, that will change over time, inevitably, but once your figure out basically what you want to do — how do you build that career? How do you go from this good job to that better job to this great job to an entrepreneurship to whatever you want to do? How do you move through those stages in a way that is different from the world our parents grew up with.

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Two Challenges In Your Career from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (1:09)

August 16th, 2016 Comments off

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

Two Challenges In Your Career 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:

Now, for me, there are two basic challenges of having a career these days. And they’re kind of at different ends of the spectrum and I’m going to touch on both of them today. The two challenges that I see in any career are, first of all, figuring out what you want to do and especially in this day and age — myself being a perfect example — people ask me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I never figured out he answer to that question. I just tried to to do what I found most interesting and most useful in the world and have developed a career around that. The other challenge is, once you’ve decide what you want to do for a career, which, by the way, that will change over time, inevitably, but once your figure out basically what you want to do — how do you build that career? How do you go from this good job to that better job to this great job to an entrepreneurship to whatever you want to do? How do you move through those stages in a way that is different from the world our parents grew up with.

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Hard Work and Transition from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch [Audio] (0:57)

August 16th, 2016 Comments off

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I’m right there with you. I am one of the worst. I have a pessimistic leaning personality rather than an optimistic leaning. So it’s very easy for me to go down that hill, but I’ve learned over the years to tell myself and just stop and say, “You know what? No. Look at everything you’ve done in the past. There is something new coming.” You’re going to have to find it. You’re going to have to work hard to find it. it’s not, also, that things are simply presented to you. Whether you’re working in a job or whether you’re unemployed or whether you’re seeking a job, you still have to work hard at it and I think that’s true of life in general. When you’re raising a child everyday you’ve got to work hard at it. It never really gets easier and I think that’s a good corollary to life in general. There’s always new challenges. And you’ll hav a good day and you’ll have a bad day, but it’s always a challenge. And you have to work very hard at it. Some thing goes for your career. Same thing goes for your whole life. 

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Hard Work and Transition from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch [Video] (0:57)

August 15th, 2016 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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I’m right there with you. I am one of the worst. I have a pessimistic leaning personality rather than an optimistic leaning. So it’s very easy for me to go down that hill, but I’ve learned over the years to tell myself and just stop and say, “You know what? No. Look at everything you’ve done in the past. There is something new coming.” You’re going to have to find it. You’re going to have to work hard to find it. it’s not, also, that things are simply presented to you. Whether you’re working in a job or whether you’re unemployed or whether you’re seeking a job, you still have to work hard at it and I think that’s true of life in general. When you’re raising a child everyday you’ve got to work hard at it. It never really gets easier and I think that’s a good corollary to life in general. There’s always new challenges. And you’ll hav a good day and you’ll have a bad day, but it’s always a challenge. And you have to work very hard at it. Some thing goes for your career. Same thing goes for your whole life. 

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Are your preconceived notions getting in the way? [Audio] [Archive]

August 12th, 2016 Comments off

 Are your preconceived notions getting in the way?

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As I was sitting by my father’s hospital bed earlier this month, I received a direct lesson on the the problems that can be caused by preconceived notions in almost any situation. Sure, we rely on preconceptions to help make it though our day without being crushed by all the information we face, but when we let our preconceptions take the place of active thought, we can do a disservice to ourselves and everyone around us.

The first day I was in the hospital, one of the nurse’s asked a very telling question that shocked me into action. She asked how long my father had been in a wheelchair prior to his surgery. The fact is, he had been up and walking and even working on his small business of small engine repair before he was admitted. I realized immediately that this nurse, not knowing his pre-history was treating him as if he had been an invalid for years. They weren’t pushing him as hard to do things for himself, assuming that he had been incapable of those things before he ever arrived at the hospital.

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Think more about your career from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (0:38)

August 10th, 2016 Comments off

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

Think more about your career 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:

For me, careers are as an important part of your life as any other aspect of your life. You often spend more time at your work. Imagine working for a startup these days. The startup is your life. I pity the poor families who have a startup entrepreneur in their family because you never see them for years at a time. It is so important and I don’t think, in most cases, we take the care of thinking about our careers the way that we would about family, our children, our spouse or anything else. We kind of get, we kind of let it get sloughed off to the side and let it kind of do what it does.

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Think more about your career from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (0:38)

August 9th, 2016 Comments off

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

Think more about your career 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:

For me, careers are as an important part of your live as any other aspect of your live. You often spend more time at your work. Imagine working for a startup these days. The startup is your life. I pity the poor families who have a startup entrepreneur in their family because you never see them for years at a time. it is so important and I don’t think, in most cases, we take the care of thinking about our careers the way that we would about family, our children, our spouse or anything else. We kind of get, we kind of let it get sloughed off to the side and let it kind of do what it does. 

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Self-Doubt and Transition from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch [Audio] (0:56)

August 9th, 2016 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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If you got this job, you can get another. Too many of us get tied up in the fact that “that’s the only job I’ll ever have and the only job I can ever get, I’m not qualified for anything else I can’t do anything else” and we get panicked about that. No, the very proof of your job history shows that you have an on-going employability down the road. That helps. Sometimes you’re looking for something to hold on to. We get — self-doubt creeps in and fear creeps in and everything else. And I want to tell you, if you got that job, you can get another. You have skills. Don’t let it beat you down. Don’t lt it convince you that you have no skills or you’re not employable or whatever. It’s simply wrongheaded and it’s one of those things that our brains do to ourselves. When that doubt creeps in — which is another thing that is totally tied up with transition — that doubt creeps in and boy. 

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Self-Doubt and Transition from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch [Video] (0:56)

August 8th, 2016 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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Self-Doubt and Transition from Transition is the New Normal 2016 with Douglas E. Welch

 

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If you got this job, you can get another. Too many of us get tied up in the fact that “that’s the only job I’ll ever have and the only job I can ever get, I’m not qualified for anything else I can’t do anything else” and we get panicked about that. No, the very proof of your job history shows that you have an on-going employability down the road. That helps. Sometimes you’re looking for something to hold on to. We get — self-doubt creeps in and fear creeps in and everything else. And I want to tell you, if you got that job, you can get another. You have skills. Don’t let it beat you down. Don’t lt it convince you that you have no skills or you’re not employable or whatever. It’s simply wrongheaded and it’s one of those things that our brains do to ourselves. When that doubt creeps in — which is another thing that is totally tied up with transition — that doubt creeps in and boy. 

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Develop a new mindset today – Expand your career horizons [Audio] [Archive]

August 5th, 2016 Comments off

Develop a new mindset today – Expand your career horizons

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Common career thought over the last several decades has been that you need to learn more and more about the work you are doing. You should specialize more and more and develop your own set of rules and guidelines for your work. Of course, in a world where job stability is rapidly disappearing, learning more and more about a job that might not exist tomorrow might not be the wisest course. While you do want to deepen your knowledge about your job, I think you should also be exploring other opportunities and information and expanding your horizons as much as possible. In this way, you will be better able to weather whatever career storms might come your way.

Keeping your head down can lead you into a wall

You need to look for opportunities to expand your interests. You can’t simply put your head down and grind through your work anymore. Otherwise, you are liable to come up for air and realize that your job, your co-workers and life have passed you by. We used to think that certain jobs and certain industries would last forever, but you only need to look to the steel and automotive industry to see the results of that thinking. Despite what you might read or watch in the press, there are no companies or industries that are “too big to fail.” If economic realities decide that they will fail, they will, and there is little we can do about it. All we can do is expand our expertise, our knowledge and our skills.

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