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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

What Job Seekers Need to Know - Be Prepared to Get That Next Job ~ with Jim Thomas

  • Mon, May 17, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.


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What Job Seekers Need to Know -
Be Prepared to Get That Next Job

With so many challenges job seekers have to get that next job, this presentation will focus on the key issues which can reduce the missteps and challenges involved. It was developed to support getting job seekers on track and also to share some key factors hiring managers consider before making an offer. We will also address the key control and reality factors which can derail your ability to get that next job if not known or considered.


James Thomas III  is an accomplished business executive with substantial experience at varied companies and organizations. He is a presenter, guest panelist, and keynote speaker on numerous human resources, career coaching, and job transition topics. His career as a strategic and innovative HR executive has supported the growth and success of notable companies and organizations across diverse industries. He has been very active providing personal career coaching to clients, conducting workshops/presentations to working professionals and professionals in transition, and providing strategic HR consultation to companies.

Currently, he is Founder and President of J. E. Thomas & Associates, a Personal Career Coaching and HR Consulting firm. His key focus is devoted to providing individual career coaching to professionals in transition as well as working executive professionals in need of advice and counsel to achieve career aspirations. His Transition Road Map "secret sauce" methodology has had a positive impact on the careers of many professionals. He continues to provide human resources consulting to companies on strategic issues involved with organization development, HR forensic assessments, executive development, senior level management issues, and employee relations matters. Also, Mr. Thomas has been a regular monthly presenter to professional job seekers at the Virginia Employment Commission offices in Alexandria and Woodbridge, VA. To date, his strategic job preparation presentation has been attended by thousands of professionals.

Prior to starting his firm Mr. Thomas was the EVP, Human Resources & Administration for webMethods, Inc. (a publicly traded software company). In this position, he provided leadership to the human resources, facilities, and information technology departments across thirteen locations worldwide.

With over 25 years of relevant HR experience, Mr. Thomas has held HR management or senior HR executive level positions at Ford Motor Company, Lockheed Martin, American Red Cross-National Headquarters, LCI International, Scientech, and 2nd Century Communications.

He has served as Vice Chair of the Northern Virginia Employer Advisory Committee (an affiliate organization of the Virginia Employment Commission); prior Board Member at the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia; prior Advisory Board Member at Horne International (a public company); prior Board Member at the Institute for Corporate Productivity ( Served as Cub Master for his son’s scout pack, and PTA President at Providence Elementary School, where his son attended school. He currently serves on the Advisory Team for the Superintendent of Schools for the City of Fairfax.

Mr. Thomas holds BA and MA degrees from Montclair State University

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The 40Plus Monday Morning Speaker Series is sponsored by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). FCEDA's Talent Initiative Program provides great resources to connect our 40Plus members to hiring companies, agencies and non-profits across Northern Virginia through


Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.