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Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

Summary: The High-Tech Career Handbook - A weekly column (and more) on high-tech careers by Douglas E. Welch.

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 Beyond the Briefcase: New visual icons and symbols for career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Beyond the Briefcase: New visual icons and symbols for career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” I recently did a Google Image search on the word “career” just to see what it would turn up. There I found lots of pictures of signposts and arrows, lots of uses of the word Career in various typographic styles and, of course, eager, young  (almost exclusively) workers attired in suits, ties and/or skirts, often carrying briefcases. While I wasn’t that surprised by the search results, I find myself continually surprised by the icons from the past that we still use to represent work and career. Almost like the stereotypical usage of an old, rotary phone being used to represent a telephone or any type of call, the use of the briefcase or the suit and tie is just as outdated.. Read Beyond the Briefcase: New visual icons and symbols for career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "career-op-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Find more career information in these books"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Career Planning"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "d3cdeb4c2e10bc9e5973c43044925ffe"; * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

 What you SHOULD be sharing in your social media feeds — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

What you SHOULD be sharing in your social media feeds — from the Career Opportunities Podcast Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” A few weeks ago I talked about how to attract work and opportunities to you, instead of constantly begging for your next job. One of the biggest elements of attracting work to you is using social media to share the most interesting aspects of your life and work and show people “what you do and how well you do it.” Of course, it is worth taking some time to think about what you might share on your social media feeds that contribute to this end goal. Here are a few ideas to get you started in sharing the right kind of information. Read What you SHOULD be sharing in your social media feeds — from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "career-op-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Find more career information in these books"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Career Planning"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "d3cdeb4c2e10bc9e5973c43044925ffe"; * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

 Privacy and the need to sell yourself in your career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Privacy and the need to sell yourself in your career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” Privacy is in the news a lot these days and it is a valid concern for all of us. That said, when you are trying to build the career you deserve, an excessive focus on privacy can make your careerbuilding more difficult, if not impossible. This is due to a large change in how we find jobs and develop our careers. The days of resumes and job fairs and networking are over, at least in the traditional sense. Today, you need to be spending every moment telling people “what you do and how well you do it.” If you insist on keeping every aspect of your life private, you are severely limiting the number of people that know about you and the opportunities these people may be able to provide. When it comes to your career, you can’t “hide your light under a bushel” and expect to achieve the career results you want. Read Privacy and the need to sell yourself in your career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "career-op-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Find more career information in these books"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Career Planning"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "d3cdeb4c2e10bc9e5973c43044925ffe"; * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

 How to attract work to you — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

How to attract work to you — from the Career Opportunities Podcast Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” The current form of career development/management is flawed.  First, you discover what work you might like to do and are qualified to do and then you go in search of someone offering a job/needing someone with your skills. Once you settle on a particular line of work, you make the rounds, resume (if not hat) in hand, begging someone to give you a job. It has been this way for centuries, but I think that is exactly the argument for why it shouldn’t be done that way anymore. Read How to attract work to you — from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "career-op-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Find more career information in these books"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Career Planning"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "d3cdeb4c2e10bc9e5973c43044925ffe"; * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

 What you need: A Freedom Cache — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

What you need: A Freedom Cache — from the Career Opportunities Podcast Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” One of the most important aspects of any career is the freedom to make the best decisions for yourself and your family. Allowing circumstance to push you from one job to another without any sort of plan ensures that someone else will always be in charge of your career. You either make your career happen or your career happens to you. If you truly want to build the career you deserve, you have to insure that you also build the stability and the cash reserves that allow you make career decisions on your own terms instead of making decisions because you have no other choice. Read What you need: A Freedom Cache — from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "career-op-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Find more career information in these books"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Career Planning"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "d3cdeb4c2e10bc9e5973c43044925ffe"; * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

 Transitioning out of consulting can feel like quitting 100 Jobs — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Transitioning out of consulting can feel like quitting 100 Jobs — from the Career Opportunities Podcast Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities”   It never occurred to me that leaving my computer consulting business would be such a dramatic change. Sure, I have quit jobs in the past, but closing your consulting business or transitioning it into a new business as I am, is unlike quitting any single job. You find yourself quitting each and every client individually which is like quitting 100 or more jobs, one after the other in a process that can take months, or even, years. There is no easy way to do it.    Read Transitioning out of consulting can feel like quitting 100 Jobs — from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "career-op-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Find more career information in these books"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Career Planning"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "d3cdeb4c2e10bc9e5973c43044925ffe"; * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

 Look for jobs outside the norm — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Look for jobs outside the norm — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” Whenever people think about jobs it seems they always focus on the typical choices — doctor, lawyer, engineer, programmer, salesperson. While these are certainly some of the better known career paths in today’s world, I would challenge each of you to think outside the norm, at least a little, when contemplating your first — or next – job. You might be surprised what you find there. Read Showing your clients the way — from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "career-op-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Find more career information in these books"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Career Planning"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "d3cdeb4c2e10bc9e5973c43044925ffe"; * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

 What you need: Business Skills with finance, sales and people — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

What you need: Business Skills with finance, sales and people — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” When we talk about careers, we often talk about your knowledge, your skills, your deep understanding of the work you do. While this is certainly important, there can be another aspect of career that is lacking in many of us. No matter how well we know our work, if we don’t also have some basic business skills it can make our career much more difficult. Read Showing your clients the way — from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "career-op-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Find more career information in these books"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Career Planning"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "d3cdeb4c2e10bc9e5973c43044925ffe"; * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

 Showing your clients the way — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Showing your clients the way — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” Part of any great career, regardless of industry, focus or technology, is the ability to remember what it was like to not know something. As we gain knowledge and skills in our work, we can come to think of others as ignorant and clueless, if not outright stupid. This is a danger zone for any careerist as it leads to arrogance, hubris and — in many cases — obnoxious behavior. We can begin to think we are the smartest folks in the room and everyone else is an idiot. Of course, it only takes one bad day, one bad project, one bad result to bring us crashing back to reality. Read Showing your clients the way — from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "career-op-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Find more career information in these books"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Career Planning"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "d3cdeb4c2e10bc9e5973c43044925ffe"; * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

 Sharing your interests and personal projects can lead to paying work for others from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Sharing your interests and personal projects can lead to paying work for others from the Career Opportunities Podcast Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” Many people like to think that there is work and there is play and there is never any crossover between them. We do “work” to earn money to pay for our food, our clothing, our houses. We “play” to escape our work and have fun. I was reminded this week, though, that playing can also result in more creative and fulfilling work, often in entirely new areas. In today’s work world, where everyone is an entrepreneur regardless of where they work, we all need to be looking for those new, unique ways, to expand our work and build a career that is both lucrative and fulfilling. Often, this means engaging in new ideas and projects simply for the sheer fun of it. I can tell you from personal experience that you never know where it might lead. Read Sharing your interests and personal projects can lead to paying work for others from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  Build the Career You Deserve with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

 What You Need: A decent place to live from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

What You Need: A decent place to live from the Career Opportunities Podcast Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” Our lives and our careers are deeply affected by our surroundings. We can try to ignore the noise, trash, overcrowding and other issues, but it really isn’t completely possible. They can effect us at a subconscious level and add burdens to our sometimes overburdened lives. When you are trying to build the career you deserve, you need a physical environment that helps and soothes you, not one that is constantly confronting you and taking energy away from your more important work. Read What You Need: A decent place to live from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  Build the Career You Deserve with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

 New, different, action is the way to recover from career setbacks from the Career Opportunities Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

New, different, action is the way to recover from career setbacks from the Career Opportunities Podcast Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” I have written in the past about the immense power that action brings to your career. The act of taking action brings power to any situation and no more so than when you suffer a career setback. Perhaps you didn’t get the job or the promotion or you’ve been laid off. Let those setbacks drive you on to new — and different — action that can lead the way to the next step in your career. Read New, different, action is the way to recover from career setbacks from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  Build the Career You Deserve with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

 Never too early to introduce your children to career concepts from the Career Opportunities Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Never too early to introduce your children to career concepts from the Career Opportunities Podcast Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” You can’t know which career you want unless you know about a lot of careers. You can’t have a great career unless you know what one looks like. This is why it is so important for children to be introduced to careers and career concepts as early as possible. This doesn’t mean sitting them down and lecturing them about various careers. Rather it means being aware of their interests and desires, finding the “teachable” career moments that happen every day and making the most of them. Help your child find a career that suits them — a career that they will enjoy — a career they deserve. Read Never too early to introduce your children to career concepts from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  Build the Career You Deserve with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

 What you need: Supportive Family and Friends from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

What you need: Supportive Family and Friends from the Career Opportunities Podcast Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” Of all the features of a successful career, an abundance of supportive family and friends is high on the list. Life itself is enough of a struggle. Without the support of those around you, you will find it difficult to learn and grow in your life and your career. That said, supportive family and friends aren’t always to be found naturally. You may have to create, cultivate and convince them of how important their support can be in your life. In some desperate cases, you may find that those who should be the most supportive aren’t — or can’t be — for a variety of reasons. Understanding these reasons — and the people around you — can help you to overcome those situations and better recognize those who truly have your better interests at heart. Read What you need: Supportive Family and Friends from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  Build the Career You Deserve with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

 Don’t be the employee that everyone wishes would just retire from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Don’t be the employee that everyone wishes would just retire from the Career Opportunities Podcast Listen to this podcast …or tell your Echo, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” We have all seen them in nearly every place we work — employees that should have retired years ago. They do their work as if they are living in another era. They are left to plod along  in the same way they have for years while others have to work around them. What is odd is they are often old before their time. They might still be in the 40’s, but their ideas, preconceptions and actions are old, tired and ineffective. Worse still, what if you are the employee that everyone wishes would just retire? What does it say about you, your attitudes and your work? What can you do about it? Read Don’t be the employee that everyone wishes would just retire from the Career Opportunities Podcast One-To-One Career Consulting Now available exclusively to Career Opportunities readers and Listeners. Click for more information and pricing  Build the Career You Deserve with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

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