On what was thought to be a typical work day, author Thomas Dowd received The Call Nobody Wants: “We’re downsizing.” The fateful day was June 6th—the anniversary of D-Day, one of the most monumental dates in American history. This wasn’t World War II, though. It was the day the author’s twenty-three-year job was eliminated—Displacement Day. In the midst of an economic downOn what was thought to be a typical work day, author Thomas Dowd received The Call Nobody Wants: “We’re downsizing.” The fateful day was June 6th—the anniversary of D-Day, one of the most monumental dates in American history. This wasn’t World War II, though. It was the day the author’s twenty-three-year job was eliminated—Displacement Day. In the midst of an economic downturn, Thomas had some choices to make in how to most effectively approach the new journey. This book is the result of his own experience as a displaced professional who not only successfully found a job, but used the time out of work to assess his direction, reinforce his network, and come out stronger. Based on real-life examples and learning, Displacement Day gives readers an insider's perspective on the toll career displacement takes on the unemployed and those closest to them, and why attitude and consistent positive steps can make all the difference. Knowing how unsettling the job-search process can be, this intentional quick-read will get your compass pointed in the right direction. Displacement Day is for anyone who has ever had the unfortunate—or fortunate—task of finding a job. Fortunate? Yes, because you may actually learn something about your character and resolve during the process that will change the course of your life and career. This book is a pick-me-up, motivational reference guide with clearly laid out objectives that give you the tools you need to successfully find a new professional occupation. More importantly, it lets you know that you’re not alone in the process. You’ll be inspired to challenge yourself to set aggressive goals as you align your passions with the need to define your next career move. With topics ranging from how to build an effective network to differentiating yourself among the millions of unemployed, Displacement Day provides the support you need to get through these challenging times. Thomas B. Dowd III, an award-winning speaker and professional development author, uses his own experiences to provide tangible and actionable lessons that will take you from the unemployed population to an inspired professional back on track....
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Displacement Day: When My Job Was Looking for a Job Reviews
As a blogger for moms, I wouldn’t have immediately thought to pick up “Displacement Day,” but my husband was going through some instability at work and I was reentering the work force albeit part-time. In short, we weren't a family in crisis but we were definitely in flux and feeling the uncomfortable funk of a new uncertain future. We were in desperate need of a friend or a lifeline. We found both in this book. I really enjoyed the anecdotal narrative of the author’s journey of getting through the aftermath of losing a job, but what I really appreciated was the immediate actions he laid out that helped to turn the tide in his favor. Dowd's overall message of staying positive through difficult times struck a chord with me that affected not only how I spoke with my husband in his darker days but the lens I used on mine. I so appreciated the specific easily implemented recommendations that, paired with a positive message of overcoming obstacles, staying positive, and leaning on your support system, changed our outlook and the overall atmosphere of our home. We were people in the midst of some uncertainty, yes, but we had tools and we had each other. We were going to be just fine, and now months later that positive outlook has turned a hope into a self-fulfilling prophecy. Thinking of how this book helped my family and our journey, I also thought of the impact this book can have on recent college graduates as they start to hit the real world. It's an uncertain economy and future but this book gives hope and real tools to use. This book could also be really great for parents to help support their children’s efforts. In short, this is a book with many practical applications and a breezy, accessible read as well. I highly recommend it.
Thomas B. Dowd III is no ordinary motivational speaker and author. He has learned his lessons the hard way. He suffered the ignominy of being displaced. His book Displacement Day: When My Job Was Looking for a Job, captures the shock of losing a long-held steady job with the painful and difficult task of finding a new job. While that is something many people have been through, what makes Tom’s case different is the insights and suggestions he offered as he tells his story.Displacement Day: When My Job Was Looking for a Job by Thomas B. Dowd III is not only a hands-on reference guide to finding just about any available work out there. I is far from that. Tom’s book is a toll to help you find the best job for you by providing concrete and actionable ideas through well-crafted and meaningful chapters like Dust Yourself Off and Get Started, Cast a Wide Net, Dig Deep into the Process, Use All the Tools in Your Toolbox, Keep Moving, Maximize Your Soft and Hard Skills, Effective Tools from Powerful Professional and Transformation: Unleashing Leadership Program.What is particularly delightful about the book is the incorporation of appropriate chapters from the author’s book The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World, a book detailing Tom's own professional growth based on lessons learned in his career. This particular book received honorable mention in business 2012 New England Book Festival. Readers will find this inclusion very helpful.Tom is also the author of a book called From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide which received various commendations - Gold Medal 2013 Axiom Business Book Awards, Honorable Mention 2013 Paris Book Festival & 2013 NY Book Festival.
I gave this book 5 stars! This is my first time reading a book written by author Thomas B. Dowd III and I am now an avid fan of his - cannot wait to read his other books!!! This author took the time to document his journey through one of life's surprises - in this case, job loss. Every day we are all faced with this possibility with the worldwide recession still hanging around. Mr. Dowd's book is a must read for anyone - whether you are still employed or not (fired, laid off, quit). Knowledge is power and I am so glad I read this book as I now know what I need to do if I ever lose my job. I have been laid off 3 times in my life and wished I had read this book back then. Why? It would have saved me a lot of unnecessary stress and total waste of time. Bottom line, losing a job does not have to mean losing everything as Mr. Dowd has proved in his book. There are both negative and positive sides to searching for a job and you will find the positives outweigh the negatives after reading this book. Hats off to an author who cares about his readers and took the time to write this book for us.
As the author of the book, it's easy to give it 5 stars. I never claimed to be objective in this case. I am including my own review for one reason: Because I'm convinced that anyone looking for a job, feels that their current job is a dead end, or are stagnant in their current role will find valuable insight to spark action for themselves. In the midst of an economic downturn, I was petrified the day I lost my job, but continued to muscle through the adversity to land in a better place. "Displacement Day" is for anyone who has ever had the unfortunate—or fortunate—task of finding a job. Fortunate? Yes, because you may actually learn something about your character and resolve during the process that will change the course of your life and career. This book is a pick-me-up, motivational reference guide with clearly laid out objectives that give you the tools you need to successfully find a new professional occupation. More importantly, it lets you know that you’re not alone in the process.I hope you’ll be inspired to challenge yourself to set aggressive goals as you align your passions with the need to define your next career move.
Tom has done a great job in capturing the process and preparation necessary to land that next career move whether it is a planned move or not! He has been careful to share what is needed from not just the job seeker's view point, but from what others expect from the job seeker, from the first interviewer to all those that you may come into contact with during your search.
"Tom has put together a magnificent book that will help you much more than just finding a job. The way things are broken down this wisdom will add much to your life. Personally I have been self employed all my life, so I have not had to deal with the difficulty of finding the right career path. But, if you are looking, you need to buy this book and read the words."