Archive: July, 2017

Post from Transformation Tom™- Passage from “Now What: The Ultimate Graduation Gift for Professional Success”

Posted by tomdowd - July 25, 2017 - News
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Has someone told you that you’re the best?
What did you do that passed the test?
It’s not easy to find support as you grow –
Prove them right, and you’ll steal the show.

Post from Transformation Tom™- Vent Out Loud: Chapter from “Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job”

Posted by tomdowd - July 18, 2017 - News
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Although I genuinely felt no sustained anger for the business decision
that was made to eliminate my job, and I feel the number of good
days far outweighed the number of bad days, there were inevitably moments
when I wanted to scream… So I did. Whether it’s finding a trusted
adviser or family member to talk to or simply sticking your tongue out
at the laptop screen, we all need a way to get past whatever is causing the
frustration. It’s important to release it, and then refocus the energy back
to the task at hand. Don’t just swim in the middle of the frustration and
hope it goes away; it will only linger. Address it head on, and then move
forward.

 

 

 

 

Thomas B. Dowd III’s books available in softcover, eBook, and audiobook (From Fear to Success only):

  • Now What? The Ultimate Graduation Gift for Professional Success
  • Time Management Manifesto: Expert Strategies to Create an Effective Work/Life Balance
  • Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job…A Reference Guide to Finding Work
  • The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World
  • From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide received the Gold Medal at the 2013 Axiom Business Book Awards in Business Reference
  • The Unofficial Guide to Fatherhood

See “Products” for details on www.transformationtom.com.  Book and eBook purchase options are also available on Amazon- Please click the link to be re-directed: Amazon.com

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Manage Your Time—Don’t Let It Manage You

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Post from Transformation Tom™- Passage from “Now What: The Ultimate Graduation Gift for Professional Success”

Posted by tomdowd - July 11, 2017 - News
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As basements go, I’m sure your
parents’ house is great,
But try to get out before it’s too late.

Post from Transformation Tom™- Don’t Accept No News as Good News: Chapter from “Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job”

Posted by tomdowd - July 3, 2017 - News
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Early in the job search process, I tried to convince myself when I made
it through the final interviews that no news was good news—rationalizing
that my prospective employer had to inform the other candidates
that they weren’t being hired before making me an offer. It didn’t take
long to realize that I was kidding myself. As previously mentioned about
follow-up, if the date I was given for a callback passed or I wasn’t given a
date and an unusually long period of time had gone by with no contact,
I made a call or sent a note to keep the process moving and try to remain
relevant. In some of my more hopeful leads, I found too much silence—
no returned messages—when I attempted to contact the decision-makers.
In some cases, there really were no answers to give, since we all know that
business is constantly changing. Organizational changes can easily cause
delays or alter the original thoughts about the opening. Unfortunately, I
found a couple of occasions when individuals were delaying the inevitable
of giving me the bad news. Personally, if I’m going to get bad news, I’d
rather have it as soon as possible so I know the best next steps to take. I
remained professionally persistent, and requested full transparency when
it came to better knowing the facts and determining what I needed to do
for a better response the next time something similar became open.

 

 

 

Thomas B. Dowd III’s books available in softcover, eBook, and audiobook (From Fear to Success only):

  • Now What? The Ultimate Graduation Gift for Professional Success
  • Time Management Manifesto: Expert Strategies to Create an Effective Work/Life Balance
  • Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job…A Reference Guide to Finding Work
  • The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World
  • From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide received the Gold Medal at the 2013 Axiom Business Book Awards in Business Reference
  • The Unofficial Guide to Fatherhood

See “Products” for details on www.transformationtom.com.  Book and eBook purchase options are also available on Amazon- Please click the link to be re-directed: Amazon.com

Do you know about Avanoo.com?  Two-to-three minute eLearning programs that can change your life.

When Your Job is to Find a Job—and Yourself

Manage Your Time—Don’t Let It Manage You

MP3 Downloads of “From Fear to Success:  A Practical Public-speaking Guide” are available at Apple iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Emusic, Nokia, Xbox Music, Spotify, Omnifone, Google Music Store, Rdio, Muve Music, Bloom.fm, Slacker Radio, MediaNet, 7digital, 24-7, Rumblefish, and Shazam “From Fear to Success” MP3 on CD Baby