Posts Tagged Tom Mitchell

What name to use?




Spending a lot of time obsessing about how one’s name looks and what name to use is usually limited to people about to be married and teen-agers. Since I’m already married and my daughter is closer to being a teenager than I am, thinking about how my name looks is a bit discombobulating. Recently I’ve been sending out resumes and applying for jobs so I’ve been looking at my name more than usual. For the longest time I’ve used “Thomas J. Mitchell” as the name at the top of the page but I go by “Thom Mitchell” for just about everything except legal forms, not “Tom Mitchell” or “Tommy Mitchell” or even the full monty “Thomas James Mitchell”. 

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Public Personas and Google Results




Part of the rationale for the creation of this site beyond just communicating with clients was to raise my public profile and my public persona. By that I mean what comes up when someone types my name into Google or Bing. It’s not a question of vanity – although I’m probably as vain as the next person notwithstanding the car I drive – it’s really a question of competing for work in the toughest economy I’ve ever seen. I hope to demonstrate my ability to write a thoughtful, creative sentence that people find interesting. (and by creative I’m not referring to my grammar, spelling or punctuation) You’ll have to let me know if I succeed.

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