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Video: CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

March 10, 2015 Leave a comment

CareerCamp Founder, Douglas E. Welch, shares CareerCamp with the attendees of the California Placement Association at their annual 2015 conference in San Luis Obispo.

He discusses What is CareerCamp?, how it might be used in your organization and takes you through an example of a Day at CareerCamp.

Video: CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

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What is CareerCamp and Career Camp International?

CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career.

What is an unconference?

Unconferences are self-organizing conferences, similar to many professional conferences, but instead of hiring well-known, professional speakers, they call on the attendees themselves to provide the content and focus for the event. Every person who attends is highly encouraged to present on some topic deeply important to them or, barring that, to facilitate an open breakout session or round table discussion or even just to engage and converse with their fellow attendees between presentations. A few organizers band together to find a venue for the event, recruit sponsors and invite attendees, but the focus of the unconference is driven solely by the attendees.

Some might question the usefulness of presentations by their peers, but we have found that there is an enormous amount of real-world expertise available in each and every local community. CareerCamp utilizes a format that draws out that expertise and benefits everyone. CareerCamp (and other unconferences) provide a structure and an opportunity to share this expertise in ways that traditional conferences do not. Additionally, CareerCamps also attract career development professionals who can use CareerCamp as a way of introducing themselves to a new audience of potential clients.

How was CareerCamp developed?

The genesis of CareerCamp was found by attending BarCamp unconferences held around the world. CareerCamp founder, Douglas E. Welch, was a long time attendee of BarCamp, which is an event that embraces any topic, although it often leans toward technology. After seeing the success of BarCamp as a way to illuminate and educate within a community, Welch applied the unconference concept to the specific world of Career Development.

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Video: It’s Your Career, After All with Douglas E. Welch – Presented at CareerCampSCV 2014

July 14, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s Your Career, After All with Douglas E. Welch – Presented at CareerCampSCV 2014

It's Your Career, After All with Douglas E. Welch - Presented at CareerCampSCV 2014

Douglas E. Welch, writer/host of Career Opportunities and Founder of CareerCamp International speak at CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) on July 12 2014. (Title card states 2013, but this is an typographical error)

“Your career isn’t about the externals of resumes, interviews, suits and ties, it is about the internal issues of your wants, needs and desires. You need to know what you want out of your career and then take the actions and make the decisions necessary to get there. If you don’t manage your own career, there are plenty of people who will gladly do it for you. Don’t let your career happen to you, though.”

Also mentioned in this talk, is Career Compass, FInding Your Career North. You can watch an entire talk on Career Compass, from a previous CareercampSCV, sample and buy the Career Compass book or read the original Career Opportunties column, Career Compass.

For more information on CareerCampSCV, visit http://CareerCampSCV.wordpress.com and http://CareerCampInternational.org

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.

Registration is now open for CareerCampSCV 2014 – July 12, 2014

May 14, 2014 Leave a comment

REGISTER FOR CAREERCAMPSCV 2014 TODAY TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT!

Our 5th CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) is happening on July 12th, 2014 and tickets are available starting today. We hope to see you there!

Unemployed? Underemployed? New college graduate? Considering new career options?

Join us for CareerCampSCV 2014!

When: Saturday, July 12, 2014 9AM to 3:30PM

Where: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road Santa Clarita, CA 91355

FREE Admission • FREE Parking

Directions

College of the Canyons Career Center presents CareerCampSCV, a FREE  unconference dedicated to helping you build the career you deserve. The day will include scheduled speakers, ad hoc presentations and breakout ses- sions on all aspects of building your career. CareerCamp is FREE for all adults who want to build or improve their career. Space is Limited. Register for FREE today. For more information, a list of scheduled speakers and additional career content

Video: Smartphones and Your Career with Douglas E. Welch, CareerCampSCV 2013 (51 mins)

July 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Douglas E. Welch, Founder of CareerCamp, presents “Smartphones and Your Career” (51 mins) at CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) 2013. For more information, visit CareerCampSCV, CareerCamp International and DouglasEWelch.com.

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2012 Gift Guide: The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need

November 22, 2012 Leave a comment

 

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need

Yes, a graphic novel that also happens to be a career guide. What a great idea! This is an easy read, but offers some good career advice in an engaging form. Well worth picking up at your local library or bookstore.

Johnny Bunko trailer from Daniel Pink on Vimeo.

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
  11. Moleskeine Journals
  12. Pat Welsh’s Southern California Organic Gardening (3rd Edition): Month by Month
  13. Podcasting for Dummies/Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies
  14. Wacom Bamboo Splash Pen Tablet
  15. Radical Careering by Sally Hogshead
  16. The $64 Tomato
  17. Blue Yeti Microphone
  18. BioLite CampStove/HomeStove
  19. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  20. The Curious Gardener
  21. Anything You Want by Derek Sivers
  22. GoPro HD HERO 3
  23. Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart
  24. The Starfish and the Spider by Orj Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom
  25. Microphone Boom Arms
  26. The Information by James Gleick
  27. Handy Farm Devices And How To Make Them (1909)
  28. Zarrella’s Hierarchy of Contagiousness: The Science, Design, and Engineering of Contagious Ideas
  29. Apple iPhone 5
  30. Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod
  31. Killer Ratings by Lisa Seidman
  32. Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It by Karen Solomon
  33. Zoom Portable Recorders (H1, H2, H2n, H4n)
  34. Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds
  35. My Teenager’s Favorite Games
  36. The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness
  37. In a Mexican Garden: courtyards, pools and open-air living rooms
  38. Fields of Plenty: A farmer’s journey in search of real food and the people who grow it
  39. Apple iPad/iPad Mini
  40. The Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam
  41. Cucina Rustica
  42. The Great Potato Book
  43. Rode Podcaster Microphone
  44. High-Tech Fitness Monitors
  45. Books by Douglas E. Welch
  46. Tribes by Seth Godin
  47. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  48. The Italian Slow Cooker cookbook
Categories: Books, Education, Resources, Video

Video: What is success…and why you might have it already! from CareerCampSCV 2012

July 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com/career) presents “What is success….and why you might have it already!” at CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) 2012 (http://careercampscv.wordpress.com)

There has been a “perversion” of the meaning of success these days with only the extremely famous or rich being labelled as successful. Douglas’ definition of success is “if you can support yourself and and your family doing something you love.” Success is not black or white, it has many shades of grey and we are wise to remember it.

Please like this video if you found it useful. Your likes help to suggest it to more YouTube viewers.

Can’t see the video above? Watch “What is success…and why you might have it already!” on YouTube

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See more of Douglas’ content at DouglasEWelch.com
See more career-related content on the Career Opportunities column and podcast
See more information on CareerCampSCV
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Free online CompSci 101 course from Stanford starts in February 2012

December 27, 2011 Comments off

Looking to improve your education without spending thousands of dollars? Stanford University is just one college that is providing classes for free online.

This is a computer science class, but they are also offering courses in entrepreneurship, game theory and more.

I had a lot of geek friends sign up for last Fall’s free courses from Stanford University, so when I saw this Computer Science 101 course being offered in February I thought it would be great to do with my 14-year-old son. Stanford is doing several classes like this. You can find a complete list at the bottom of the page linked below.

Computer Science 101

CS101 teaches the essential ideas of Computer Science for a zero-prior-experience audience. Computers can appear very complicated, but in reality, computers work within just a few, simple patterns. CS101 demystifies and brings those patterns to life, which is useful for anyone using computers today.

In CS101, students play and experiment with short bits of “computer code” to bring to life to the power and limitations of computers. Everything works within the browser, so there is no extra software to download or install. CS101 also provides a general background on computers today: what is a computer, what is hardware, what is software, what is the internet. No previous experience is required other than the ability to use a web browser.

Sign up for this class

Video: Social Media and Your Career Panel – Part 4 of 4

October 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Part of Social Media Week 2011

Building the career you deserve means becoming both director and promoter of it–No one cares as much about your career as you do. This means taking the lead in ‘Telling people what you do and how you do it!” Social media provides the tools needed to develop the jobs and projects that make one’s career unique and fulfilling.

This panel will give practical information about how to use social media to build the career you desire. We’ll talk not only about the “why” of social media, but also about “how” it can, and should, be used, so that you are in control of all aspects of your career.

Watch “Social Media and Your Career Panel – Part 4 of 4” – iPod Ready Video

Panelist and Moderators

 

Visit Social Media and Your Career blog for complete bios and links

  • Jennifer Oliver O’Connell
  • Douglas E. Welch
  • Susan M. Baker
  • Marla Dennis
  • Colton Stenke
  • Denise L. Cook
Categories: Events, Podcast, Show, Video

Video: Social Media and Your Career Panel – Part 3 of 4

October 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Part of Social Media Week 2011

Building the career you deserve means becoming both director and promoter of it–No one cares as much about your career as you do. This means taking the lead in ‘Telling people what you do and how you do it!” Social media provides the tools needed to develop the jobs and projects that make one’s career unique and fulfilling.

This panel will give practical information about how to use social media to build the career you desire. We’ll talk not only about the “why” of social media, but also about “how” it can, and should, be used, so that you are in control of all aspects of your career.

Watch “Social Media and Your Career Panel – Part 3 of 4” – iPod Ready Video

Panelist and Moderators

 

Visit Social Media and Your Career blog for complete bios and links

  • Jennifer Oliver O’Connell
  • Douglas E. Welch
  • Susan M. Baker
  • Marla Dennis
  • Colton Stenke
  • Denise L. Cook

 

Categories: Events, Podcast, Show, Video

Video: Social Media and Your Career Panel – Part 2 of 4

October 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Part of Social Media Week 2011

Building the career you deserve means becoming both director and promoter of it–No one cares as much about your career as you do. This means taking the lead in ‘Telling people what you do and how you do it!” Social media provides the tools needed to develop the jobs and projects that make one’s career unique and fulfilling.

This panel will give practical information about how to use social media to build the career you desire. We’ll talk not only about the “why” of social media, but also about “how” it can, and should, be used, so that you are in control of all aspects of your career.

Watch “Social Media and Your Career Panel – Part 2 of 4” – iPod Ready Video

Panelist and Moderators

 

Visit Social Media and Your Career blog for complete bios and links

  • Jennifer Oliver O’Connell
  • Douglas E. Welch
  • Susan M. Baker
  • Marla Dennis
  • Colton Stenke
  • Denise L. Cook

 

 

Categories: Events, Podcast, Show, Video
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