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Jobs Available – Listings of all types at – Search by keyword and location

December 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Looking for a job? There are a host of job listings available on every day.

Enter the keywords you are searching for and your location to get fresh and focused listings.

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2012 Gift Guide: Moleskeine Journals

November 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Moleskeine Journals of all sorts

No matter how much technology i have at hand, I always find myself falling back on my paper journal as a data gathering, thought-provoking and capturing, friend. Yes, I carry and iPhone, but there is something about writing things out longhand in a paper journal that makes you think more deeply and locks in the information more completely. Moleskeine journals are the sine quo non of paper journals. Their quality is high and they have been carried by artists and business people for generations. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, lines and more, including day-to-day calendars, travel journals and city guide. 

My favorite is this large, lined journal. Right now I have a Lego Moleskeine waiting to be put into service as soon as I fill my current journals. I can’t wait!


More 2012 Gift Guide Items:

  1. Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
  2. Bulb Planting Tools
  3. Blue Snowball Microphone
  4. Seagate Backup Plus 500 GB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive
  5. Logitech C920 HD Web Cam
  6. We Are All Weird by Seth Godin
  7. Sunset Western Garden Book – New Edition for 2012
  8. The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings
  9. Garden Mysteries by Anthony Eglin
  10. The Creative Habit/The Collaborative Habit by Twyla Tharp

News: Open space: the ‘unconference’ paradigm celebrates its 20th year By Olivia Solon

October 13, 2012 Leave a comment

“Open Space” created the original principles on which CareerCamp, and other unconferences, are based. Here you can read a bit more about Open Space ideas and how they work as the concept celebrates its 20th Anniversary.

From Wired Magazine UK…

Open space: the ‘unconference’ paradigm celebrates its 20th year

Imagine going to an event where you don’t know who the speakers are, what the sessions are going to be about, when they’ll be and how long it will last. One might consider an event like that to be a complete failure on the organiser’s part, but it’s not if you subscribe to the “open space” methodology, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Open space is an open, democratic means by which meetings and conferences can be arranged to encourage productive discussions and serendipitous idea generation. It was invented by Harrison Owen, who first detailed the methodology in his book “Open Space Technology: A User’s Guide”, after planning a conference on Organisation Transformation with a traditional format for two years in a row and dreading the prospect of doing it for a third year. Instead of carefully planning an agenda for the third year, he decided to send out a simple, on-paragraph invitation to his contacts. More than 100 people turned up on the day and, with a little shepherding, they organised themselves into groups with similar interests to discuss issues that they were concerned about.


 Read the entire article

Career Opportunities Course of Suggested Study: Creativity and Innovation

May 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Originally posted to Career Opportunities Blog and Podcast with Douglas E. Welch…

A self-directed education is a wonderful and productive thing. Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to know where to aim your educational focus. To offer a bit of help with this, I have put together some resources around a particular topic to get you started. In this first “Career Opportunities Course of Suggested Study” I am focusing on creativity and innovation, two very important topics for any careerist.

Career Opportunities Course of Suggested Study

Creativity and Innovation

We all have in us the ability and the necessity to create. Whether we are working on the next great technology or the next great recipe, creativity allows us to combine old knowledge with our own experience and create something new and wonderful. In order to “build the career you deserve” you need to explore this creativity at every opportunity and in every way. Deny your creativity and you will lose it. Honor your creativity and it will honor you back with great ideas, innovation solutions and idea that no one has thought before.

Questions to Consider

  • Why do we create?
  • How do we create?
  • Is every job a creative job? Why? Why not?
  • Can creativity lead to a better life and career? How?
  • Is creativity the gift of a precious few or is everyone creative?
  • Can you set aside “creative time” in your calendar?
  • What would you create, if you took the time and energy to do it?


Dive in and dive deep. Many of these sources will lead to other, great, information on creativity. Follow the links where you will. Each book’s bibliography will suggest a host of other books and articles to read and review. Don’t be afraid to follow these paths wherever they lead. This is a large part of a self-direct education.

*Many of these books are available at your local public library. Save yourself some money and look there first.

Share your thoughts!

What did you learn from this Suggest Course of Study? Do you have questions or comments? Would you like to discuss this with your fellow Career Opportunities readers and listeners?

You can create and continue the discussion on Creativity and Innovation here on the blog by posting a comment, or starting a conversation on the Career Opportunities Facebook page or the Career Opportunities page on Google+. You can discuss this topic in real-time on the Career Opportunities Work Room at This includes a chat room and video conferencing capabilities. Contact for an invite.

Categories: Education, Elsewhere, Resources

Elsewhere: Forbes: Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Mitch Krayton of Krayton Seminars (and co-chair of CareerCampSCV and others)  shared this Forbes article with me today. I would definitely put some credence to these 3 rules.

Yes, there might be other specific issue involved in a particular job, but if you can’t get beyond these 3 rules then I don’t think you’ll get the job.

Kevin Kelly - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2009

Forbes: Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions


The only three true job interview questions are:

1.  Can you do the job?

2.  Will you love the job?

3.  Can we tolerate working with you?


Cornerstone International Group CEO, Bill Guy emphasizes the changing nature of motivation,

…younger employees do not wish to get paid merely for working hard—just the reverse: they will work hard because they enjoy their environment and the challenges associated with their work…. Executives who embrace this new management style are attracting and retaining better employees.

Read the entire article for more great information


Education: The new entrepreneurs by The Open University and iTunesU

January 29, 2012 Leave a comment

I am working my way through this program on entrepreneurship and think that you might find it it useful, too. It delves into the basic concepts and concerns of being an entrepreneur and might just give  you some ideas on how you might create your own business.

I believe that entrepreneurship is one of the driving factors of careers today, regardless of whether you are working for yourself or within a traditional corporate environment. You have to DO for yourself as much as you DO for your company or you risk being left out in the cold when the company no longer needs you or your skills. Don’t be caught off-guard. Start thinking like and entrepreneur today!

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The new entrepreneurs by The Open University

Course Description

Whether you’re thinking of starting your own business, looking to improve one you already own, or are simply interested in understanding more about how the business world works, this learning pathway is a storehouse of ideas, techniques and real-life stories to inspire and inform.

It includes resources to help you assess and evaluate an idea using comprehensive, practical techniques, and explore a range of business types – from home-workers and ‘mompreneurs’, to family businesses, social enterprises and ‘lifestyle’ entrepreneurs. It also looks at entrepreneurial psychology. What are the qualities you need to succeed? What are the downsides to being your own boss, and how can you prepare for them?


Categories: Education, Elsewhere

Career Opportunities Office Hour – Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 6pm PST/9pm EST

November 17, 2011 Leave a comment

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Join Douglas E. Welch, Writer and Host of the Career Opportunities podcast and Founder of CareerCamp International for the next

Career Opportunities Office Hour on Google+

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 9pm EST/6pm PST.

Circle Douglas’  personal Google+ account or the Career Opportunities G+ page to see the link to the hangout on Tuesday.

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Elsewhere: Infographic: Hot Tips For Landing Jobs at Google, Apple and Facebook

October 1, 2011 Leave a comment

High tech job info

First seen on…

This huge info graphic lays out tons of information about jobs in the the high-tech industry. Visit the Mashable site to read the article and see the complete (and huge) info graphic..

“[…] So, if you’re like most other young professionals and are looking to nab a job at any of those three companies, take a gander at the infographic below. There are tips on how to optimize your resume, how to land an interview and how to impress the HR team. If you’ve landed a job at any of these companies, feel free to offer tips and insights in the comments below.

Read the entire article

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