Video of the Week...Tuesday, October 23, 2018

One of our most popular training topics is feedback — both how to give feedback (for supervisors) and how to solicit and react to feedback (for everyone).  With annual review time quickly approaching in many offices, we’ve been busy delivering customized trainings around the country.  With the topic on so many people’s minds, this week we’re focusing on receiving feedback.  First, in today’s Video of the Week, Triad Consulting Group Founder and Harvard Law School Lecturer Sheila Heen explains why it’s critical for your career to learn to solicit, receive, and process feedback.  Her TEDxAmoskeagMillyardWomen explains that feedback is at the junction of the human need to learn and grow and the need to be accepted and respected the way we are now.  Check back for Thursday’s blog post on how to prepare for your review and how to respond to feedback you receive in your review.

Is your résumé in need of a redo?

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Today Apochromatik is launching Résumé Redo.

Résumé Redo comes after months of assisting clients with application materials for new jobs, board appointments, advanced degrees, and promotions. Our clients tell us they have more confidence and they get the results they want when their résumé, cover letters, writing samples, and references are targeted for their specific goals.

We have interviewed professionals across the country to develop standards to make your materials stand out. Now you can benefit from the services of Apochromatik Résumé Redo.

Go to www.resumeredo.com and enter your email for information on how to take the next step to join Résumé Redo.

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One Common Mistake to Avoid in the Search for True Job/Career Satisfaction

One Common Mistake to Avoid in the Search for True Job/Career Satisfaction

Job satisfaction, and for that matter career satisfaction, can play a big role in our overall happiness.  I don’t know many people who haven’t had the Sunday evening “workweek dread” come over them around 4:00 p.m.  But if that happens to you more weeks and sometimes days than not, you might need to consider whether you have real job satisfaction.

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Video of the Week...Tuesday, October 16, 2018

We work with clients every day to build careers they love, so this week we’re focusing on job satisfaction in the Video of the Week and Thursday post.  Today’s Video of the Week features the late Scott Dinsmore’s TEDx Talk introducing  basic steps you can take to start to identify the work that will be both meaningful and rewarding to you.  Please check it out, and watch for Thursday’s post on this important topic.

ALL NEW: Video of the Week...Tuesday, October 9, 2018

This week we’re focusing on email in both the Tuesday Video of the Week and Thursday blog post.  First, in the Video of the Week, Sherry Turkle explains why a constant barrage of texts, emails, and other electronic communication does not result in deep and lasting connections the way that a conversation can. That has implications for your professional life, your personal life, and your feelings of connection and belonging. 

Please check it out, and stay tuned for Thursday’s blog post to help you make your emails more effective. 

Career Lessons from a White House Internship: Alongside a Stalker

Career Lessons from a White House Internship: Alongside a Stalker

When someone sees my resume, the item I’m most likely to be asked about is my internship in the West Wing of the White House.  That is usually followed up by asking whether I know there’s a character named Amy Gardner on the “West Wing” TV show.  (Yes, I do, and I have a great – mostly true – story about how she really could be named after me.  And if you know any different, don’t tell me.  I like my version better.)  Until now, though, I haven’t publicly shared how I got that West Wing internship.  It wasn’t due to connections or networking and certainly not any special expertise.  Instead, I got my internship in the White House press office largely because of the lessons I learned from a stalker.  

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Leaving your job? What to Say in a Goodbye Email...

Helping our clients determine the next steps in their careers sometimes means helping them prepare for a change.  When that’s the case, your goodbye email to your current employer can get overlooked in the flurry of wrapping up your position, but is a great opportunity to leave with grace and gratitude.  Apochromatik’s Amy M. Gardner wrote a guest post for Corporette (the blog about “fashion, lifestyle, and career advice for overachieving chicks”) on the topic of goodbye emails.  Please check it out! 

ALL NEW: Video of the Week...Tuesday, October 2, 2018

One of the best bits of advice we give our clients is about effective networking. This is really the first step to a successful job search process, but often overlooked. This week, the Video of the Week expands upon unconventional networking.

Organizational psychologist Tanya Menon addresses how we can get out of our narrow social circles with similar people and why expanding our networks through unconventional networking can lead to new ideas and opportunities.

ALL NEW: Video of the Week...Tuesday, September 18, 2018

“Get a mentor” is common career advice.  In this week’s Apochromatik Video of the Week, Lori Hunt discusses how mentoring made a difference in her own career and life, and the positive impact of mentoring on both mentors and mentees.  After you watch this quick TedxCCS talk, register here for the free webinar Amy M. Gardner is conducting this Thursday on how to build and utilize effective mentoring relationships.  

Free Resume Review Session Participation

Both Keith and Amy participated in a free resume review session for University of Chicago alumni earlier today.  In addition to our work for corporate clients, we are always happy to help if your not for profit organization or group is looking for a speaker on career or career transition issues. 

And if you are’t ready for one-on-one career or career transition coaching but would like a professional, one-on-one resume review session, please let us know.

 

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BEST OF: Video of the Week...Tuesday, September 4, 2018

We’re revisiting the “best of” the Apochromatik Videos of the Week — the most popular videos from the last year.  If you missed them the first time or just want a refresher, this week we present:

Can you really achieve more by pursuing less?  Greg McKeown explains in this week’s Video of the Week why doing what is essential should become your default position if you want to succeed, and specific techniques to adopt if you want to become an essentialist.  

How is 2018 going for you?

How is 2018 going for you?

If your check engine light comes on in your car do you go on YouTube, buy some self help books, check with friends, ignore it as long as you can, and eventually take it apart in the evening after work in your garage?  Or, do you call your mechanic or car dealership to run a diagnostic?  The vast majority of us don’t have the technical skill to troubleshoot modern cars...but do we have the technical skills to troubleshoot our career and personal goals?

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BEST OF: Video of the Week....Tuesday, August 28, 2018

We’re revisiting the “best of” the Apochromatik Videos of the Week — the most popular videos from the last year.  If you missed them the first time or just want a refresher, this week we present:

If it’s Tuesday, it’s VOTW.  Take 20 minutes and listen to this discussion between Mel Robbins and Tom Bilyeu.  If you have a collapsing career or if life is just not going the way you thought it would go…what are you doing to make the decisions that will move you forward?  Don’t “hit the snooze button” in your life.  Today is the day to “check-in.”

Don’t let tiny decisions take you off track.  Discover your greatness!

If you need assistance making sure you have your “five second moments” exactly when you need them please contact Apochromatik!

5…4…3…2…1…Apochromatik.