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Helping to build the career you deserve! A twice-weekly podcast focusing on the unique challenges of a building a 21st Century career. Join author Douglas E. Welch for this audio version of his weekly print column, now in its 9th year. A member of Friends In Tech at friendsintech.com.

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Helping to build the career you deserve! A twice-weekly podcast focusing on the unique challenges of a building a 21st Century career. Join author Douglas E. Welch for this audio version of his weekly print column, now in its 9th year. A member of Friends In Tech at friendsintech.com.

    Transition as the New Normal with Douglas E. Welch [Audio] (39 minutes)

    Transition as the New Normal with Douglas E. Welch [Audio] (39 minutes)

    Transition as the New Normal with Douglas E. Welch at Tuesdays with Transitioners



     

    Douglas E. Welch presents to Tuesdays with Transitioners in Northridge, California on “Transition as the New Normal” on July 14 2014.



    While we all might like to think that transition is a short term process, it is not a fleeting process we fall into and out of. Rather, life is truly nothing but one long transition — a state of constant flux. We might have dreams and desires for stability, but in a world that is constantly changing, stability is only an illusion and a temporary one at that.

    Transition is the New Normal. It is a constant part of our lives and careers and if we understand that, we can use it to our advantage.

    When you first realize that you are always in transition, it can seem a bit frightening. It can feel like you are the mercy of the time and tides, being buffeted about without any ability to control what is happening around you. You do have some control, but it requires that you pay deep attention to your life, your thoughts, and your actions. Yes, if you let the world push you around, it will gladly (and easily) do so. If you, instead, take your life directly into your own hands, you can ride the waves of change and transition in ways that best benefit you.



    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 DouglasEWelch.com.

     



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    Transition as the New Normal with Douglas E. Welch at OPEN Ventura County [Audio] (47 min)

    Transition as the New Normal with Douglas E. Welch at OPEN Ventura County [Audio] (47 min)

    Audio: Transition as the New Normal with Douglas E. Welch at OPEN Ventura County (47 min)



    Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27 2015.

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    Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet



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    The secret to career change is doing something — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

    The secret to career change is doing something — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

    The secret to career change is doing something — from the Career Opportunities Podcast



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    When you are in the midst of a career change you can become overwhelmed with all the busy work involved. You spend your days scanning advertisements, preparing cover letters and resumes, making phone calls and more. While these activities are certainly important to your job search, I want you to look beyond them to something even more important. After the envelopes are in the mail and the calls returned and the advertisements reviewed I want you to get out and actually “Do” something. I want you to move outside these internal tasks and take some time to engage with the world around you.



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    Share your work philosophy — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

    Share your work philosophy — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

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    As I have often said in past columns and speaking engagements, telling people “what you do and how well you do it” is of the utmost importance in any career today. Even so, we can all have difficulty in finding ways to share this message with those around us. You might wonder what you can and should be saying about your work and career. In an effort to move you forward in promoting your own work, here are a few example methods for sharing your work and gaining larger benefits from your skills and knowledge.



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    Make it clearer, not more confusing — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

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    As someone who has spent their life working to support, train and educate people, I have learned again and again how important it is to be able to explain difficult concepts quickly and clearly. A good explanation can help everyone involved leap forward in their understanding and productivity. There are few tools as powerful as a good explanation to help people work to their highest potential, but there is a bit of an art to creating and delivering great explanations and answers to tough questions. Here are a few guidelines I have developed over the years to help me be better at explaining and always work towards making concepts and ideas clearer, not more confusing.



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    The Client Dance — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

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    Working with any client is a dance — or at least it should be. Dancing partners have to learn a lot about each other — how they move, where they move, how they communicate their moves — and working with any freelance client is much the same. Just as when you are learning to dance, there will be mistakes, missteps and a few toes are sure to be stepped upon. It is part of the nature of learning and developing any relationship.

     



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I've been listening to this podcast for around two years now. It's on my relatively short must-listen-to list. I consider it in the very good company of career/productivity podcasts by Michael Hyatt and Dan Miller. My only complaint is that I'm so vigilant about listening.. Douglas uploads a new edition, I eagerly listen, and then find myself wishing I'd waited a bit so there's not so much time until the next one.

I appreciate Doug's articulate, thoughtful approach. He seems like a genuine, caring guy who really enjoys teaching and helping his listeners make the most of their careers. Further, he is part of a larger network of career-coach-type individuals in the L.A. area I believe, and they are always offering classes, workshops, etc to assist others. So he knows 'that of which he speaks'! I am forever grateful for the information I've learned in these podcasts. Without question, my understanding of, and confidence in my role in controlling my career destiny is sharper as a result of his generosity.

I highly recommend this podcast! It is valuable, entertaining content regardless of where you are along your career path.

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