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Tell People “What You Do And How Well You Do It” from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (0:55)

May 18th, 2017 Comments off

Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career 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:

This is going to sound really weird. I always get some odd looks when I talk about it in this way, but there are a couple of things you need to be doing — today — if you aren’t doing them already to start the opportunities coming to you. The word — the phrase you’re going to hear me say again and again and again in this next section is “You need to be showing people —
constantly — what you do and how well you do it.” If you are not doing that on a daily basis you are limiting yourself — you are limiting your opportunities and you’re putting yourself in the position of having to beg for a job. “What you do and how well you do it.” Now, as you can imagine, back in 1986 — 1980 — yeah 86 — when I entered the work market, the tools to do something like that — to tell people what you do and how well you do it — didn’t really exist.

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Variety Is The Spice of Transition from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Audio] (1:00)

May 17th, 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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Transcript:

But we have the ability to change. We — that we do like variety. I’m a variety freak. I love variety. I hate having the same meals every week and all that. I want a variety of things. but there are some people who prefer more stable environment. That’s fine. For your own benefit sometimes, we need to inject a little bit of change into ourselves. Then use those opportunities — those ideas as a way of saying, “Well, I can do that.” Maybe sometimes, it’s very funny, because it’s the smallest things that can break through your thinking sometimes. I’m wearing my red power speaking socks that I always wear when Igo out to speak and sometimes just changing the color of your socks. Sometimes just changing how your brush your hair. It doesn’t — it’s not these gut wrenching, life altering, divorce-related, move to South Sea Island, changes in our life that we should feel that we’re trying to accomplish. We’re simply trying to “tickle” things a little bit.

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Variety Is The Spice of Transition from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (1:00)

May 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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Transcript:

But we have the ability to change. We — that we do like variety. I’m a variety freak. I love variety. I hate having the same meals every week and all that. I want a variety of things. but there are some people who prefer more stable environment. That’s fine. For your own benefit sometimes, we need to inject a little bit of change into ourselves. Then use those opportunities — those ideas as a way of saying, “Well, I can do that.” Maybe sometimes, it’s very funny, because it’s the smallest things that can break through your thinking sometimes. I’m wearing my red power speaking socks that I always wear when Igo out to speak and sometimes just changing the color of your socks. Sometimes just changing how your brush your hair. It doesn’t — it’s not these gut wrenching, life altering, divorce-related, move to South Sea Island, changes in our life that we should feel that we’re trying to accomplish. We’re simply trying to “tickle” things a little bit.

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Don’t be a groundhog from the Career Opportunities Podcast

May 11th, 2017 Comments off

Don’t be a groundhog from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

For some odd reason, maybe because I grew up in an area that actually harbored groundhogs, I have always had an affinity for the large rodents and their namesake day of February 2. The groundhog is the harbinger of spring in my old area of the country and if he sees his shadow, he could be foretelling another 6 weeks of Winter, which was never a good thing when I was growing up in Ohio. The groundhog also had a slightly different meaning for me as I often saw human groundhogs all around me — people afraid of their own shadow, quick to duck back in their burrow and hide whenever adversity came along. As you might imagine, in your career you don’t want to be a groundhog. Let’s use this Groundhog Day as a reminder of that fact.

One of the largest problems of being a career groundhog is that you don’t just hide away from the difficult parts of life. Just as often you run away from the wonderful, exciting parts of life — the big challenges, the big opportunities that could take your career to the next level. It is quite normal to be scared of change, but you can’t let it stop you from engaging in those opportunities. Running away to your burrow is counter-productive in so many ways. It is always a retreat, a “hunkering down” for the six more weeks of winter that may never arrive.

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Serendipity and Your Job Search from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (0:51)

May 10th, 2017 Comments off

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

Serendipity and Your Job Search 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:

This goes back to what I said about serendipity. We never know where great career opportunities are going to come from. They could just as easily come to us from the person sitting next to us at the Starbucks or whatever as they could from some formal job ad on Monster.com and sending in your resume and doing all of that. In fact, I believe that in this day the opportunities that come from the Starbucks person are going to be more plentiful and they’re also going to be more profitable and more to your liking. They’re going to be scary. They’re going to be different. They’re going to force you to think in new and different ways and they’re going to force you to think about flipping that job search over and start to do things that attract opportunity to you.

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Serendipity and Your Job Search from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (0:51)

May 9th, 2017 Comments off

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

Serendipity and Your Job Search 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:

This goes back to what I said about serendipity. We never know where great career opportunities are going to come from. They could just as easily come to us from the person sitting next to us at the Starbucks or whatever as they could from some formal job ad on Monster.com and sending in your resume and doing all of that. In fact, I believe that in this day the opportunities that come from the Starbucks person are going to be more plentiful and they’re also going to be more profitable and more to your liking. They’re going to be scary. They’re going to be different. They’re going to force you to think in new and different ways and they’re going to force you to think about flipping that job search over and start to do things that attract opportunity to you.

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Transition Is Often Not Under Your Control from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Audio] (0:49)

May 9th, 2017 Comments off

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It’s an opportunity for you to readjust your course. To perhaps see where you’ve been on a path that is not the path for you. Which is perhaps why — layoffs are horrible because it usually has — in most cases — I would say 99% of the cases — it has nothing to do with you. A lot of us have been in that position. That project didn’t come through. That sale didn’t get made. Well, guess, what? We don’t have the work for the people we’ve staffed up to do. Take that to heart and see this truly as an opportunity for you to move beyond a company that is perhaps struggling or needs to evaluate its own priorities and evaluate your own. See this as an opportunity to get a little “kick in the butt” sometimes which we all need on many occasions and more forward.

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Transition Is Often Not Under Your Control from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (0:49)

May 8th, 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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Transition Is Often Not Under Your Control from Transition is the New Normal 2016

 

Transcript:

It’s an opportunity for you to readjust your course. To perhaps see where you’ve been on a path that is not the path for you. Which is perhaps why — layoffs are horrible because it usually has — in most cases — I would say 99% of the cases — it has nothing to do with you. A lot of us have been in that position. That project didn’t come through. That sale didn’t get made. Well, guess, what? We don’t have the work for the people we’ve staffed up to do. Take that to heart and see this truly as an opportunity for you to move beyond a company that is perhaps struggling or needs to evaluate its own priorities and evaluate your own. See this as an opportunity to get a little “kick in the butt” sometimes which we all need on many occasions and more forward.

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Everyone a teacher from the Career Opportunities Podcast

May 5th, 2017 Comments off

Everyone a teacher from the Career Opportunities Archive

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Look anywhere in the news today, local, national and global and you will see lots of discussion of teachers and education. Here in Los Angeles there is a large discussion of good teachers, bad teachers, teachers with tenure, teachers out of work. While I am certainly not a “teacher” in the usual sense, most of the work I do involves teaching concepts and actions to others. Some might say I am working as an educator, while others would deny even that, preferring the name consultant or coach. All this talk, though, ignores one important fact. Regardless of our job title, career, or day-to-day functions, we are all teachers in some fashion.

Some of you might be wondering how you could possibly be described as a teacher when you don’t work in a traditional classroom with traditional students. Isn’t that what teaching is all about?. I would say, no. The fact is we teach countless people every day without realizing it. Everyone we contact throughout our day has the potential to learn from us. Even if we only teach them how to use the ATM or how to work the automated checkout at the grocery store, each interaction is a moment of learning, for better or worse.

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7 Questions That Lead to an ‘Aha Moment’, According to Research via Inc.

May 3rd, 2017 Comments off

Innovation isn’t just something that happens once or twice and then is forgotten until it is needed again. Innovation is something we need to do every day and in every way in our life and careers. Here are 7 questions that can reenergize your innovation thinking and help you build the best life, businesses and careers possible. — Douglas

7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha Moment', According to Research via Inc.

At the heart of any successful business is a great idea. But how do some entrepreneurs dream up game-changing idea after game-changing idea while others fade into mediocrity?

Cracking the code on “aha moments” and creative epiphanies is a topic Stanford Start X innovation experts Olivia Fox Cabane and Judah Pollack explore in their latest book, The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking.

Turns out, it’s not magic — it’s neuroscience.

They say there’s a way to systemically tap cognitive processes that generate insights. It comes down to stimulating associative thinking, a process in which the brain pieces together disparate information to solve problems in unique ways using skills like questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting.

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