Entries by Dean Phelps

4 Tips to Help Veterans Transition into Civilian Life and the Job Hunt

Transition time is not easy. The job search can be a long process, especially for those who are planning to pursue a career path that requires secondary education you don’t have yet. Should veterans really have to undergo a difficult process for the transition? To improve the transition process, there are several recommendations that military personnel should […]

Why the Most Productive People Get Everything Done Without Burning

Have you ever interacted with people who have a ton on their plate but never seem burnt out? What about you? Are you managing your energy effectively and bringing your best self to work? There’s a big difference between being overworked and overloaded, and a lot of that can be attributed to how you structure your day. Being great […]

4 Strategies for Building Better Professional Relationships Today

Everyone has the basic desire to be heard and understood. We naturally bond with people who really listen, hear us, and that we’d want to spend time with. However, people are not born with natural abilities to develop and build great relationships with others. People who build great relationships feel good about who they are and always […]

Not Getting Paid What You Deserve Costs Even More Than You Realize

Not getting paid what you deserve may sound OK, but you may not realize exactly how much havoc it can wreak. There are serious financial and even career consequences to bringing home less than your fair share of the bacon. To move forward, you must combine assertive strategies with constructive supporting arguments. If your manager responds well, but says a substantial […]

How to Write a Cover Letter: 31 Tips You Need to Know

What could be wrong if you stick to the traditional three-to-five-paragraph format cover letter? After all there’s only one basic thing employers need — your applicant details. Most companies want to see that you’re truly excited about the position and company, which means creating a custom letter for each position you apply for, plays a big […]

Transitioning From the Military to the Civilian Workforce? 3 Challenges You’ll Face, and How to Overcome Them

As a veteran, you’ve faced far more serious situations than the job interview. Yet for many, the thought of entering the civilian workforce comes with a myriad of concerns and challenges. Veterans are adaptable, energetic, creative; they pay attention to detail, get the job done, communicate critical information clearly, meet deadlines, display maturity and have an extraordinary work […]