Monday, March 25, Apochromatik’s Amy M. Gardner and Keith R. Sbiral will both serve as LinkedIn profile reviewers for a University of Chicago Alumni LinkedIn profile review event. The event is free and limited to UChicago alumni. LinkedIn profile review is included in Apochromatik and ResumeRedo.com packages, because LinkedIn is a vital part of your career development and transition. To learn more about the event, click here.
You’ve probably heard some version of the adage “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I think many of us would roll our eyes, at least internally, at that. But it is, in some respect, true. Even if you are planning to change employers or make a career transition, falling back in love with your current position can help you be more successful both in your career, but less obviously, with a job or career change. This week we’re going to present three strategies to fall back in love with your career.Read More
We’re addressing stress and anxiety this week on the Apochromatik blog. Before tomorrow’s weekly post addresses overcoming anxiety around writing, we’re looking back at one of our first posts, when I wrote about ways to calm down when you have a big meeting or other project causing you anxiety.Read More
In 2018, Apochromatik’s Keith R. Sbiral and Amy M. Gardner headlined a webinar for the American Bar Association (ABA) on the imposter syndrome. In October, the ABA published an article about the webinar and the imposter syndrome. If you aren’t familiar with the imposter syndrome, or suspect you might sometimes deal with it, click below to read more about it.
Apochromatik’s Keith R. Sbiral was recently quoted in this article on advice to executing a road map for a better job in 2019.
Everything old is new again. What popular 1930’s trend is back in vogue today?
I’ll give you a hint. Historically successful leaders like Franklin D. Roosevelt, Walt Disney, and Thomas Edison (all old, white guy business leaders) and even author and creative J.R.R. Tolkien, were famous for participating. The result of their participation was exponential growth in their businesses and pursuits and the “diversity” of thought they obtained from participation helped them accomplish far more than they ever could have alone.Read More
The holidays are upon us! With the combination of work parties, family activities, and an expanded to do list, it can be easy to consider December another challenge to get through. Instead, we’ve rounded up some of our resources on the holidays, both articles that have quoted us as experts, and our own blog posts that can help you end December with deepened work relationships, having advanced your career, and with time and energy left for your most important relationships. So make yourself some cocoa and take a few minutes to learn how to make December a season to cherish rather than endure.Read More
Apochromatik’s Keith R. Sbiral is currently featured on the Small Town Leadership blog. Check it out to read the leadership lessons Keith learned from growing up in a town of 300 in rural Iowa, and how he builds on those experiences today to help clients master their leadership and career challenges.
Keith still has openings for early 2019. Reach out ASAP for more information!
This week I look at the review process from the manager or supervisor side of the desk. If you have been invested in your career for several years you likely have at least one direct report. That means you are in a small way responsible for helping them progress in their career through effective feedback that allows them to advance in their career, find their focus, and improve their weaknesses. This week we look at the “management” side of the review process to ensure you are doing your job to improve the performance of those who work for you and improve the organizations overall performance and effectiveness.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.
A year ago we first shared our Apochromatik website and launched our Apochromatik Facebook page.
Since then, we’ve built our business to the point where we both now work with our coaching and consulting clients full-time.Read More
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?Read More
As summer winds down, it’s a great time to think ahead to time off over the fall and/or the holidays. Apochromatik’s Keith R. Sbiral was recently quoted by Work+Money on why you should use your vacation time. Check it out and start planning to take advantage of the many benefits from using that time you’ve earned.
Not one but TWO Apochromatik clients are starting new jobs this month. Both worked with Apochromatik coaches to evaluate their values, their strengths, and the directions they want their careers and lives to go, then worked with Apochromatik coaches to prepare their resumes and cover letters, and to nail their interviews.
Congratulations to both J. and E.! In honor of them, this week on the Apochromatik blog, we’re sharing an article on tips for your first day at a new job, featuring advice from Apochromatik’s Keith R. Sbiral.
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Do you have a job interview coming up? Apochromatik’s Keith R. Sbiral was quoted by Yahoo! Finance in an article about tricky interview questions. Check it out to avoid getting tripped up!
Join Amy M. Gardner and Keith R. Sbiral as they present a Mind Your Career webinar @UChicago on turbocharging your networking skills, June 28 12pm cst https://bit.ly/2Gig8Gn #MindYourCareerwebinar.
This webinar is free for anyone and is only 60 minutes. Please share with anyone who may want to brush up on networking basics.
In the meantime, check out Apochromatik's four part series on networking by clicking below.