Career Plan Tutorial
1:29PM Aug 6, 2019
video record my screen, as well as, hopefully what's up there. I'll post this as a tutorial exact same way as I had with the other ones.
So I'm going to swell this up, make sure the other one is still full. Okay, so here's what here's what normally happens with a career plan is that you're supposed to take some kind of surveys, and then you're supposed to find a career that matches that thing. And then you're supposed to find out how much money it pays and you're supposed to report on it, Right? Okay, I don't want you to do that. I want you to apply these kinds of questions to yourself to the degree that you discover one of two things, You either discover that one, You have a deep seated desire to do something that maybe you've never mapped out before.
when I start investigating myself, and I started exploring other hobbies, I realised that, that I love to explain things. But I love to explain things because I also love to be in communion with other people explaining requires groups, Right. And one of the things I also really enjoy is like, gentlemanly culture, right, like barbers and whatnot. So for example, if I was doing this exercise, I might do my career plan as becoming a barber, which seems so far outside of what normally you're supposed to do in college, figure how to become a chemical guy. Supposed to figure out how to become a chemical engineer, you're supposed to Everybody's looking over my shoulder reading my emails, I love it. No worry. There's nothing exciting. They're just dead?
If So, normally, what happens is,
is you're supposed to be your how to become a chemical engineer, what I want you to do is ask the question, like if I learned more about myself more about my warrant, what other job might be have intrigued me, some of you that might have been something you thought about back when you were 15? Like, you may have thought, I want to be a hairdresser. I want to be a studio musician. I'd love to do this, that or the other, I want you to kind of investigate that. I don't want you to say I'm going to be a singer. Because back when you were 15, you watched American Idol. That's not a warrant. That's different. That's you just being persuaded that what you see is what you like, Right? That's not the same thing. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking, whatever has influenced me, therefore I should be that thing. I want to be a teacher, why do you want to be a teacher? Well, I had a great science teacher in high school. Okay, Just because it was influential to you does not mean that's what you need to do want to do or should be doing. So What I want you to do is figure out how to investigate that investigate these deeper questions about what drives you. And that's why I'm sort of calling this plan A or plan B, I want to call it plan z. So This form is available to you on DQL. It's also on my website, and it tells you a little bit what I'm trying to get you to do. I'm trying to get you to discover your own career claim, but not the overt career claim of I want to be a chemical engineer. But the other thing like I want to do hairstyling, I want to do interior design, I want to do this, that or the other, I want you to explore those facets, The reason I want you to explore them is not because I actually think you're going to become a hairdresser. But so that you can learn a little bit more about what drives you This is the purpose of this is self literacy, being able to read the self. And So these instructions tell you, I want you to ask you these kinds of I want you to ask yourself definitional questions, who are what am I? What are the parts of life I want to have? Ba ba, ba, ba ba? And inside here, there are tools to help you with that. If I want to ask Who am I I can go to this Myers Briggs personality test. If that's helpful, great, do it. Or this core values tool? The one that I want you to explore period is this one 8000 hours. And This is because one of the questions people don't ask about their careers is what's it going to do for the world.
And that's where we are today,
We're no longer going to have the kind of economy where you just go pick a job and work it for 40 years and walk away. You're either going to be figuring out how to work multiple jobs over the course of that time. Or you need to be picking something that's going to do something for the world, Hopefully for the better. What 8000 hours does or 80,000 hours does. It's a couple British researchers, I'll see if I'm take us there. It's a couple of British researchers. And what they're doing
is they're asking questions about how to get a dream job and what what it is. And these are the things they say, research suggests is this is the bottom line, What we really want in a dream job is that we want to be good at the thing that we're doing. And we want to do something that helps other people. And we want to be around people that do it with us. Notice that none of those things have anything to do with money, personality tests,
We want to be good at it.
We want to know that it's beneficial. I genuinely believe that some of you could survive working in Einstein bagels for 10 years, if you worked around people you liked. And you thought what you were doing was important. For example, if every Saturday, Your your group at Einsteins took the old bagels, and you did some kind of food drive or went to a place where people had made and that made a difference to you. You could survive there, it might not be your ideal situation, it might not be what you went to college for, but you can do it. No, always remember this yesterday in the in the in the second class. There was a there, okay, so you might know who Steven Pinker is. Okay. Steven Pinker describes us in great detail in one of his lectures, but I'll share it with you Back in the My guess is somewhere around 2010 or later,
the Federal Reserve, you know, the Federal Reserve is
like the Federal Bank, right? The Federal Reserve commission to study Whether people worked harder for monetary incentives or not. So If you got paid more, would you work harder if you got paid less, The general belief and everybody in this room and everybody in college and everybody in the business world is if you pay people, they'll work harder? That's what we think. So they set out to test that idea. They go to the northeast, if I'm not mistaken, they were somewhere around some of the Ivy League schools. MIT, I think they had a Carnegie, somebody from Carnegie Mellon, they had someone from the University of Chicago, which is very conservative economically. And somebody else, I can't remember who else they had, they had three main economic researchers. They go to North northeast, and they get a pool of students about your age, and they make them do things like they say Are, we want you to throw this ball through this hope you're gonna stand 10 feet away, throw the ball into that bat, that basket 10 times you want to see how many of you can make, They make three of them because they're like me, and then they say, we're going to pay you $50 if you can make one more than he did last time, and all of a sudden, boom, productivity went up, right? These students were going, Okay,
50 bucks, boom, boom, boom, boom.
But they noticed something really interesting. When they gave the same students an intellectual task, the money incentive actually drove productivity down, They got worse. So you they put a puzzle in front of the people would do the puzzle, and they would do it pretty well. They said, we're going to pay you $50, if you can do it in an hour, you know, with this, whatever, and it was worse. And the things that they concluded is that the most gratifying, The most engaged. And the most critically thoughtful work does not require monetary incentives. People do intellectually creative things, because they want to master them. And because they think that they're helpful. And they say that these researchers said, Well, well, maybe that's just a bunch of rich snotty kids at MIT that don't want to do this, let's let's go somewhere else. So they go to moderate India, rural, poor India, Same thing happened. The intellectual productivity went down when you put money tags on it. And what they again, what they realise is that money only gets you to a certain point, it gets you money gets you to a point where all of a sudden, you don't care about money anymore, like you want to make enough not to have to worry about it. All the research suggests that people make that make nothing or anxious about money all the time. And guess what the people that make a tonne of money are also anxious about it all the time. There's a sweet spot in here where you make enough not to worry about it and not think about it. And when you get there, when you have that oftentimes you invest your mind in your activities and other things. Think about all the things that our culture has benefited from Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Linux, This computer interfaces, All of these Wikipedia, All of these constructed by people for free, completely for free. Not because they were going to they had full time jobs, all these people that were building these, these interfaces, were doing it because they thought there was something important in it. I mean, this is what Mark Zuckerberg was was doing is they thought this was critical. So I think you should ask the same questions. 80,000 hours says, Don't just ask Who am I don't ask what is my warrant? But also ask, what does the world need? What can I Master? What might be good. So there's two ways of looking at this, right? I can either go into my wallet and find that, hey, I kind of want to be a barber because I love the idea of community. And I love the idea of talking and, and being around gentlemanly culture, okay, I could go here. And I could say I want to offer barber services to
inner city homeless folks.
Right, because I think that I can master it. And I think I could be it could be really helpful. And Who cares what the money is, I'll have supported conditions around me, I may actually want to every day of the week for offer to dollar shaves, to homeless fellas, who can come up with $2 hopefully not my pain handling, but by doing some kind of job. And that might be fruitful. That's not a sexy career plans college success. That's not on any library list, like going to the library services and find out more careers, it's not going to be like barber to the homeless. In your demographic, There are 10,000 barbers to the homeless, you can be dented, that's not going to happen. I want you to explore that. Because by exploring that you're exploring yourself. That's What I mean by plan z. So go through this. And eventually what I want you to do is I want you to publish this, okay, what you discover about yourself, what you discover about the kind of job that might be of interest? How do I want you to publish it, I want you to publish it through this interface. And this is called power tune. And what power tune is, is this allows you to make a cartoon presentation, instead of standing up in here in front of everybody, and doing some weird two and a half minute. Webster's Dictionary describes a barber ass right? Instead of that, you make a video again, one of the reasons I Have you do these silly sort of technical things is because I'm trying to introduce you to different resources that you could use for a project for any other class. So again, if you have a biology class, and you have to give a report on something, Why not build a patent? Go ahead and start?
No, I switched him on the syllabus.
No, it's not changed. The deadline dates haven't changed. I'm introducing this to you now so that you can have more time on this because this takes longer.
Does that make sense?
No, that's tomorrow. Okay.
That's Okay. Alright, so what you see here in front of you is this. This is how to how to get into it, you're just going to click into the start now. And you can log in with just about anything you need to with your Google account. It's totally free. They're free capabilities. But they also have, They also have paid options, just do the free ones. So I'm going to sign in, let's see, I'll do with this one.
I'm going to sign it with one of my Google accounts and
see tricks and Elena up here.
Good grief. Let's see. And you do that stuff later. Okay. So when you get in, it's going to look like this. And you can see that I've done several down here in sort of explaining. And up here at the top, you have multiple different templates you can work from.
If you'll notice,
I think this is inside my frame. Let's go here.
Let's go to area, I'm gonna go to templates here. So I'm going to do more that's inside my account, I'm going to look at all kinds of templates that I can make and see that I can make any of these explainer videos that I want, provided that I have video data resources, provided that I have the ability to type information out. So If I've decided that I want to be that I want to be a barber, And I'm going to explain this, I'm going to use this platform. I'm going to use this video feature, because I'm going to have like a barber video in the background. And all the data about being a barber that I've discovered in my time is going to be in here. And you can see, I can just manipulate this as I want to discover more about barbering, I put a website there, there's a little thing that pops up, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. These are nice, easy, simple presentation videos that can be made and can be delivered to me by link. So let's look at this really quickly. Because some of this is going to be confusing to you. And I don't want 45 emails saying how to work for me. One thing to absolutely remember is that if you're using a Macintosh device, meaning an apple, Sometimes The problem is in the browser, If you're ever inside of power tune or anything like that, and you can't get it to work, switch from Safari to Chrome. Got it? Chrome is always a safe bet. Mostly everything on the internet works with Google's structures. But not everything will work with all of Apple's structures. So if you haven't any problems, switch from Safari to Chrome, Chrome is pretty stable. Firefox or opera might be a little bit more controllable than Chrome. But I would say use Chrome. So I'm going to use this template. Okay, Where Where do I get my data for this template? This? I've done this stuff over here. I've investigated myself. I've looked at 80,000 hours of looked at personality tests, I've answered these questions about myself. I've thought through it. Now I'm going to come over here and present what what's required in my presentation Up here in this corner, Right? I need to have a two to three, two and a half minute video. And he's have seven frames, what my claim is, what my definite what my definition comparison relations circumstance, all those questions like, Who am I? What is this job? Like? What will it affect in the world? If you're wondering, What are these? How do I answer these? They're down here.
So Look, who were what is my plan z?
What are the parts of my plan z? How is my current plan a similar dissimilar to my plan z? What would cause me to be like this? Okay, all the information is on the sheet. So I'm going to go over here, and I'm going to edit this.
Okay, fine, We don't need that.
And I'm going to come in and adjust some stuff. First thing I want to adjust is I want to I can't get rid of this, by the way, because I'm free version. So you're going to have to keep that there. But I want to maybe change the video. Alright. So I'm going to come over. Let's see. I'm under the Edit. Ok. Ok. Commander, they don't want to be under it. Let's see. Well, that let me do it there. See What let me do with the flavour already made scenes? What? angellist background settings? Okay.
No, no, no, not what I want.
I'm going to go to the Create, because that's only going to keep me forced. Okay. I can
add any scene that I want here. But I can also I'm going to come over here to video, and I don't want the bear video.
But these are, This is something I
want you to see is that sometimes they're going to be stuff over here that you might want to use. But you can't use it because it's a paid feature. How to will trick you, You'll come over here and you'll grab a video and you'll drop it in. And then later, you'll try to send me the link and say no, you're not allowed to do that. You're like Why Oh, I can't turn in my assignment. It's because you use something inside your video that was paid. And you don't know which thing it is. So you need to be very careful not to grab paid stuff. So If I turn this down, and I look under premium videos, all of these say pro are paid. Okay, So you can see that I can't get any of those videos. But I have a resource.
I'm going to come over here to pixels
that I showed you for the last project.
And I'm going to look for Barber. See if I can find any videos of Barbara. Not really anything there. Shutterstock. Let's see if I can do salon.
Okay, let's grab this one just for the sake of argument.
And I'm gonna throw it down there in the bottom. I'm gonna
come back over here to pout soon.
And I'm gonna minimum I'm gonna move that for just a quick second
The video out
And I'm going to go here. I want to change my background. So I'm going to upload a video and should be on my desktop. There it is.
Going to get a second. Hopefully,
I'd try one more time.
where it's going.
Where Do you see that?
down here somewhere. Oh, you're right. What a Babylon.
I just dragged it dropped into on I replaced video content. But Alright, so that works for me fairly easily. Not great. Because notice how the text doesn't sit on top of it very cleanly. It's kind of bull. It's, it's kind of busy. I can certainly adjust that. Like, I can come in here and I can add filters and things like that to it. And let's see if it'll let me it's gonna put a haze over it. We'll see if I can.
Yeah, I'm going to undo that.
Where's my there it is?
Yeah. Okay. So If I want to put some haze on that video, um, I need to go to maybe Adobe Spark and put some haze on that video or things like that, or I can just its opacity to make it a little bit more, you know, softer. If I want to, I can put a little blur on it if I want to. So it's not as crisp, easier to see the text. So that's one frame. Look over here on the left hand side, notice that you have multiple frames over here. So that's the first thing is going to show this is going to be the next frame that's going to show and look, it does in fact have a blue haze over the top of it, which makes it a lot easier to read. It's just like it was with Adobe Spark, I just come in here and say, being a barber is about being a community liaison like somebody who converses. And so I don't want it to be way over there. I'm going to shrink it.
So it's left aligned back over here with
that. And that's what's going to that's what's going to be on the next frame. So all of the data that I'm putting into this is coming directly from my thoughts through this. So again, to go back, because this is what ends up confusing people Is that what I'm doing here is I'm saying apply the questions that you might apply to any text to yourself. And what you discover and applying those questions to yourself is what I want you to write about over here. If I discover my questions to myself that I want to be a barber for the homeless, Then My question is, what is my plan? My first slide needs to be being a barber for the homeless. Whatever my next slide needs to be about how is that different than what I currently plan to do? I thought I was going to become a teacher. But now I'm going to go to the barber for the homeless. How are they similar? Well, they're similar because I get to be around people in need. How are they dissimilar? One puts me in an impoverished situation one may not Ba ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, and so on and so on. Yes, ma'am. Yeah, I mean, you can include that. But I'm really just looking for a destination. I maybe should call it goals ZRS wants, I just want to give you the I'm not really strict about it, I just want to give you the option to explore another avenue of the future that's been closed off to you. Because you told yourself it won't pay. You told yourself, all you need to be looking for is a certain very specific career, You know, I just want to open up those avenues. So that if you come over here, and you say, I would really like to teach coding to little girls, Maybe you're into that, Great, Let's explore that. Go down that road, maybe it'll tell you something about yourself, what you love about people what you love about code, what you love about whatever. So However, when you get there, it'll work is that making sense? You know, I haven't put it up there yet, I'm gonna put it up between the next two hours. If you how soon is fairly easy to get to Pelton calm, Sometimes people will have trouble with things, but it's pretty much user friendly, they talking about two more features that are going to help you Okay, If you look down here at the bottom, you see this stuff. This is your timing sequence. Notice when I jump back here, If I hit play, What's happening is it's showing you the time rolling at the bottom, see that? It these little, these little markers are telling you when things pop up, If I slide that marker back, Watch the website go away. So that little too, is telling you when the website pops up. If I want the website to pop up later, I'll just drag it over here. And then it just sits there, then it pops up. So you can manipulate the time sequences down here all you want. And see how there's a little ramp there. I can make that ramp a little longer if I need to. Or I can change the effect I can make it pop up from the bottom. Instead, instead of it Swiping on it. Let's see me get it right here. Yes, yes, jumped down. Car fell. So I went in there and grab that and change the effect. I can make it pop on. Okay, we'll make it pop. Yay, I can add a hand. I can make the hand literally grab it. Let's see if it works. Yeah. The hand slides it in. I don't know why there's 2am. I guess I accidentally pushed two of them. But the hand puts it on there. You can do all kinds of stuff. Just be careful. If you come over here and grab texts or shapes or props. There's all kinds of really cool stuff. But notice these say Pro Plus Pro, the free stuff is under here under static hands. I want that big thumb there. And I wanted to say thumbs down. You know, I want to rotate it, whatever. I can do whatever I want with it. You know, there's all kinds of stuff that I can do, but just don't accidentally grab expensive stuff. These look pro free characters. I want this little fella I want him to be read. Just Click the should click this. Come down here. Make him read. Make him bigger. Throw him in here. But I want him to be behind all this stuff. Which you have to do. You have to do here. Let's see it'd be okay range. If you want something by the way, this is hard to understand with graphic stuff. Everything's on layers. See how this read guys on top of this? I want to push him back. I go I what I did is I clicked him gear will arrange. And I'm moving backwards, put him behind it. That makes sense. So that's how you manoeuvre things up and down on a screen like
that Making Sense.
How do you submit exact same way you did Adobe Spark link drop boom.
And then I can just watch it.
Simple? Yeah. No, just the video, you can share with each other. Like if you want other people to see it. Sure. You can't at the end, when you publish it.
This is what it looked like
someone to save it. Okay, I'm going to go to my account, My patterns, This is what it will look like. Right here, find your den, You're going to see these options, edit, or export. Okay, it's going to show you your video there. If I'm going to export it, It's going to allow me a couple of things. Because I'm on a free programme. I can create a personal page or do any those kinds of things. So What I'm going to do is if I get that create personal page, I can just use that whatever it gives me, and I can copy the link up here. Does that make sense? And whenever you send me will take me to it. It's that simple. Don't do these. Don't download a PDF version because what it will do is turn your video to a bunch of pages. That's your video. I don't want that. I don't want a PowerPoint version where I have to click through it. You can embed it somewhere if you want to. If you want to put it on YouTube and send me the YouTube link. That's fine. If you want to put it on video and send me the Vimeo link that's fine too. Don't send me a Facebook link. I don't have access to Facebook. So don't send me that because I won't be able to see your video. Otherwise just create an internal page and an orange is fine. Okay.
See y'all tomorrow.
Tomorrow My friend is coming. So be here.