Archive: November, 2017

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

Posted by tomdowd - November 28, 2017 - News
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You may be young and naïve, and typically start

on the ground floor.

It will be good to find a solid mentor.

But realize you too can be an advisor;

it’s not out of reach,

For you have so much to share and

so much to teach.

 

 

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Post from Transformation Tom™- Be Bold: Chapter from “Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job”

Posted by tomdowd - November 21, 2017 - News
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You should work for this company because I’ve heard…” or, “You
shouldn’t work for this company because…” I heard once at my
former employer that a company up the road, constant competition for
new hires, would tell prospective candidates that our company was going
to close down in the next year or two, so it was best to apply now, while
opportunities were still available. I don’t know if there was any truth to
that rumor, but I do know the need to corroborate stories and separate
fact from fiction. The rumor mill can be a scary place on which to base an
important professional decision that could impact you and your family.
As you pursue potential companies, make sure you have multiple sources
of information, including people who currently work there, people who
used to work there, news media, and social media sources to help formulate
your opinions using facts. You may not want to dismiss hearsay so
quickly, but you do want to do your due diligence prior to making any
rash decisions.

 

 

 

 

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 - November 14, 2017 - News
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You may hear, “Dress to impress,

you’re always on stage.”

Being yourself can be hard but just try to gauge.

Hold your head up high and get the job done.

Be true to yourself and you’ll

know that you’ve won.

Post from Transformation Tom™-Find a Good Editor of Your Work: Chapter from “Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job”

Posted by tomdowd - November 7, 2017 - News
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Spell check doesn’t count as editing—just ask any manger [sic] or, on
one of my résumé examples, where I wrote business singular when
I meant it to be plural businesses. There are some techniques to tighten
up the process, which include waiting until the day after writing to
proofread, printing something out, reading it backward, and reading it
aloud. What you must remember is that your mind substitutes missing
and wrong letters and words naturally for you. As much as we may convince
ourselves that we can do it on our own, you should not proofread
your own work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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