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As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

Inside the Mind of the Hiring Manager with business executive and author JIM THOMAS

  • Mon, May 14, 2012
  • 9:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • 40Plus Conference Room ***(Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)

Directions to 40 Plus

Monday Morning Speaker: Jim Thomas

Inside the Mind of the Hiring Manager


     The presentation was prepared by Mr. Thomas to provide Job Seekers with an opportunity to hear and discuss characteristics and other key factors that Hiring Managers think about as they form their opinion on who they will hire. Many of the points expressed in this presentation have come directly from current and past Hiring Managers and Recruiters. An insightful and candid review of how the Job Seeker can better prepare and compete for the job they want.


James (Jim) E. Thomas III

Mr. Thomas is an accomplished business executive with keen experience in change management, human capital analysis, organization development, executive and transition coaching, leadership development, complex M & A integration, complex employee relations resolution, and HR alignment with business imperatives. He is considered a trusted business advisor, and successful proactive leader and developer of human resources and management professionals.  He has been a guest panelist and keynote speaker on numerous human capital, career development, and business topics.

He is President and Founder of J.E. Thomas & Associates, a human resources and management consulting firm. Mr. Thomas serves as a senior Human Capital Advisor to companies and boards on a full scope of human capital and management issues. He has also provided career coaching to hundreds of clients. Mr. Thomas is an author and his book, “Want That Job? What You Need To Know Right Now!” has been widely accepted by those in transition as a valuable resource.

He was the EVP of Human Resources and Administration for webMethods, Inc., a global software company. He led the human resources, facilities, and information technology departments and provided leadership to these functions worldwide. Prior to joining webMethods, Mr. Thomas provided HR and Management consulting to companies in the Washington, DC area as a member of the consulting firm  T.J. Ettinger, Inc. Mr. Thomas was requested numerous times to lead major human resources restructuring and change management projects.

Mr. Thomas’ professional experience spans diverse companies and industries. He has successfully held management or executive level human resources positions at Ford Motor Company, Lockheed Martin, American Red Cross-National Headquarters, LCI International (acquired by Qwest Communication), and 2nd Century Communications.

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


James E. Thomas III
J.E.Thomas & Associates
(HR and Management Consulting Firm)
Fairfax, VA 22030

Want That Job?

What You Need To Know Right Now!

Link to Jim's Book:

The Transition Road Map To A More Successful Life.

By Jim Thomas


Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:15 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.

40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

Near the DuPont Circle Metro Station

*NOTE: the 19 ST (South) Exit is closed until Oct. 2012.
  • From DuPont Circle Metro Station take the Q-ST EXIT.
  • Turn right on Q St. and cross Conn. Ave.
  • Follow Q St. east to 18th St. crossing both 19th St. and New Hampshire Ave.
  • Turn right on 18th St. and walk a full block to P St.
  • Turn left on P Street.
  • The 40Plus office is in Webster House at 1718 P St.  It is on the right near the end of the block.

Map & Detailed Directions to 40Plus

40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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