Archive: October, 2017

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

Posted by tomdowd - October 30, 2017 - News
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To get a job, you might try to get
your foot in the door.
Seek something you are passionate about and
you’ll never be bored.

Post from Transformation Tom™-Think About Consulting and Contracting: Chapter from “Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job”

Posted by tomdowd - October 24, 2017 - News
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If you have a significant amount of expertise in a certain field, there are
plenty of opportunities to contract and consult. There are pros and
cons. The consultant or independent contractor is typically paid better,
because companies don’t have the extra expense of health benefit costs
and they have a clear ending deadline, paying only for actual work being
done. For both parties, it can become a trial for potential full-time work.
On the down side, as a contractor you must always be concerned with the
length of your contract, and try to stay ahead of when the next potential
contract may come. Additionally, contractors often put in a lot of work
in a condensed period of time. However, you get the higher pay and have
an independent and entrepreneurial approach to getting the work done.
At the very least, it can bridge the gap between full-time jobs. It is worth
an individual assessment to see if it can work for you.

 

 

 

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

Posted by tomdowd - October 17, 2017 - News
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He makes a mistake and gets cast out the door.
It’s true, maybe he could have given us more.
We all come up short under many circumstances.
You’ll find greater success when you
give second chances.

Post from Transformation Tom™-Don’t Be Shy with Your Résumé: Chapter from “Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job”

Posted by tomdowd - October 10, 2017 - News
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Without shoving my résumé and marketing plan down everyone’s
throat, I wasn’t shy about including it in emails and handing it
out as much as possible—when it made sense. In addition to attaching it
to every networking invitation, I made it part of my daily routine to create
an online profile with companies I was interested in, and also uploaded
it to career-assistance websites. These types of opportunities surround
us if we look hard enough. For example, I found a strong information
source with Career Management Associates. CMA is an HR consulting
firm for Northern New England (www.cmacareer.com). Although more
jobs will come from networking connections, there are opportunities locally,
regionally, and nationally where companies and recruiters actively
scan these types of websites. What could it hurt?

Another reason for getting the résumé out there is an objective opinion.
Being unemployed had me staring at my résumé for what seemed
like hours each day. As your résumé is being circulated, people will inevitably
provide unsolicited advice (or solicited if we’re smart enough to
ask). Some of the better pieces of feedback came from these objective
observers. A second set of eyes can also pick up on any typos. If you are
adjusting the résumé along the way—as you should in order to target
positions with your competencies—you may miss a crucial edit. What
always seems like a simple, quick change has a tendency to go unnoticed
until the most inopportune time.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

Posted by tomdowd - October 3, 2017 - News
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Many have said, “Hope is not a strategy.”
Hope may put wind in the sails, but if hope’s all
you have it’s a tragedy.
Work can get done with quite
a bit of satisfaction,
And culminates by realizing the hope within the
vision when you take true action.