The Directional Motivation book series is dedicated to making a true difference in the life of the reader. Each book is written to reach into the heart, challenging the reader's perspective of their workplace and of their own life's mission and purpose. Predicated upon the philosophy of "The Little Steps Taken Today will Determine Your Future Success," this series provides "Key" steps in the roadmap to success for the reader in areas of career and personal development.

Deployment to Employment
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Deployment to Employment:
A Guide for Military Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Employment
by Russ Hovendick

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Book Summary: Described by numerous military personnel as being “The one resource that every transitioning veteran should have” this book provides a step by step guide to success in landing civilian employment. The book’s conversational approach and easy to follow steps will provide every reader with the tools needed to land the right job.
“In thirty minutes of reading Deployment to Employment, I learned what took me months to gather and learn from multiple seminars, resources, business coaches, and others. This book should be required reading for all service members approaching their
post-military chapter of life.”
-Rob Nielsen, former Marine Corps company commander and platoon commander

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How to Interview
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How to interview: What employers want to hear in today's competitive job market

by Russ Hovendick


Book Summary: From the opening paragraph this book will challenge your preconceived ideas about the interviewing process, providing "Key" insights to help you prepare, capture the employer's attention, and close the deal. Using these unique methods you will now have the ability to significantly differentiate yourself from your competition. In a today's competitive employment marketplace, why not stack the odds in your favor?

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How to Get a Raise: The Correct Way to ask for an

How to Get a Raise
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Increase in Salary and Wages
by Russ Hovendick


Book Summary:Taking a unique "Market Value" approach this book challenges the conventional wisdom of how to ask for a raise. Through the "3 P's" method, the reader is first encouraged to Prepare their rationale for the raise through a system of self assessments to determine their "Marketplace Value", then develop and refine their own Presentation of Value, and finally to embrace an attitude of Professionalism throughout the process. By incorporating the "No-risk" approach this book provides, the reader enters the pay discussion without risk of jeopardizing their career and future raise and promotional considerations. If you have ever wanted a surefire approach to asking for a raise, this is it.

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It’s not often a person finds books that challenge and engage the reader’s perspectives in the
manner that the Directional Motivation series does. The insights provided will be embraced and valued by readers at all levels, whether an individual seeking a new career, one seeking to better their situation, or an employer seeking new ways to connect with their teams, this series provides key benefits to all. These books are a terrific resource.  

Terry C.    Engineering Manager  Fortune 500 Organization