About Career Redo

Discover the people behind Career Redo
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and your new life.

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My Story


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... I'm Don D'Armond

Most of us have encountered a career change, either voluntary or not, somewhere along the way.  I have had four (4) or eight (8) depending on how you count them.  Let me list them for you.

        1.  U.S. Army Officer - Vietnam
        2.  Equipment Engineer - Telephone
        3.  Reliability Engineer - Electronic Components
        4.  Pipeline Design Engineer - Natural Gas
        4a.  Regulatory Engineer - Natural Gas
        4b.  Natural Gas Purchasing
        4c.  Natural Gas Sales
        4d.  Natural Gas Contracts Management
        5.  Online Entrepreneur

As you see, numbers 4 - 4d are all within the natural gas industry.  Some people would not count them as different careers and others would.  So I have had the opportunity to face a change in career at least four (4) times.

There is one that is most vivid to me.  Perhaps, you may have had a similar experience.

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The year was 2000 and I had just started working on my 21st year as an employee of Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) and it subsidiary, Vastar Resources, Inc.  With my Bachelor in Electrical Engineering degree, Masters in Business Administration, and as a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas,  I was fortunate to have served in many management level positions within the ARCO family.

Then it happened!

British Petroleum, as it was known at the time, or BP as it is known today, had received approval to acquire ARCO and its subsidiary, Vastar Resources, Inc.   Just two years before, BP acquired AMOCO, who had an office across the street from our location in Houston.

Late in 2000, my world changed.  My friends and colleagues that I have grown to know and respect during my ARCO and Vastar career would be either absorbed into BP or would leave for work elsewhere. I chose the latter.

My challenge was to find a new job...a new career.  I had to get new insight about a different part of the same industry.  I did just that and enjoyed meeting new co-workers, business partners and customers.

It is not easy to change careers or find a new vocation.

Most of us have to got through the process at some time in our lives and it seems that people or changing careers more frequently.  But what if you don’t know what a new career really entails.

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I have learned things through that experience and in the years since that I want to share with you.  I hope that you will gain insight to allow you to find a vocation for which you have a passion and will enjoy.

I have always been a builder and fixer.  I enjoy making things work and flow well. 

Networking to find someone who knows someone who has a job opening is a valuable experience.  Networking to find someone who can give advice on what is involved in a new career in essential.  That someone can provide insight about a certain job/career.  That would enable you to match your skills to those that are needed for the new job/career.  I have networked in both methods to find my careers.

The foremost idea that I want to convey is that if you have a chance to try out a new career or gain insight from someone who has done what you are striving to do, then take it!

Around 2007, I became interested in the web and all of the opportunities that it presented.  This site is a direct result of the changing environment and the favorable set of circumstances that are now present for any individual to find a career redo.

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All of the opportunities and success that I have encountered have been the result of the contribution and support of my family, especially my wife, Jency.

Jen and Don of Career Redo

So I wish you success in your journey from this Vietnam veteran, classic car restorer, natural gas contracts manager, horse and dog lover, entrepreneur and web business owner.

May your career redo be inspiring and enjoyable!

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