Future in Focus 2020 and Hustle & Flow | VOTW 101519

Future in Focus 2020 and Hustle & Flow | VOTW 101519

For this week’s Video of the Week, check out the newest episode of the Hustle & Flow podcast with Heather Hubbard. Heather interviews Apcohromatik’s Keith R. Sbiral and Amy M. Gardner. The trio discussed a range of topics, including Apochromatik’s Future in Focus 2020 Masterminds, specifically the two cohorts for attorneys who want to succeed as a partner or change jobs/careers.

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Job Search Month: Negotiations | VOTW 092419

Job Search Month: Negotiations | VOTW 092419

As we wrap up job search month, this week we’re turning to the step that seems to cause some of the most stress for candidates: salary negotiations. We’ll share actionable tips on Thursday, but until then, this week’s Video of the Week features pricing consultant Casey Brown who explains that “No one will ever pay you what you’re worth. They’ll only ever pay you what they think you’re worth.“ And that, she explains, is why you have to be able to communicate your value.

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Job Search Month: Interviewing | VOTW 091719

Job Search Month: Interviewing | VOTW 091719

September is a great time to jumpstart your job search, as Vault recently discussed, observing "September is a great time to catch that last wave of recruiting before the New Year.” We started off the month focusing on networking, last week we moved to application materials, and this week we’re focusing on the next step of the job search process: interviewing.  

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Job Search Month: Your Application Materials | VOTW 091019

Job Search Month: Your Application Materials | VOTW 091019

Fall is always a busy time in hiring, which makes September a great time to jumpstart your job search. If you are considering a change, you’ll want to watch the blog as we tackle a different aspect of the job search process each week throughout September. Last week we started where your search should: networking. This week we’ll address application materials.

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The Apochromatik blog is back! Job Search | VOTW 090319

The Apochromatik blog is back! Job Search | VOTW 090319

The Apochromatik blog is back!

Throughout the month of September, we’re focusing on the job search process. 

September is a great time to jump start your job search. Without vacation plans and nice weather to distract you, it’s harder to ignore that you’re merely tolerating your job and due (or overdue) for a change. It’s also an ideal time to make progress before the holidays and end of year slowdown.

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Becker Group Women's Leadership Podcast | VOTW 081319

The Apochromatik Blog is on summer vacation through Labor Day! We’ll be back September 3 with new content. Until then, instead of a Video of the Week, please check out Amy Gardner’s appearance on the Becker Group Women’s Leadership 15 Minute Podcast. They covered Amy’s career path, goal setting, staying motivated, starting your own business, and more. Please check it out, and be sure to subscribe.

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Job Interviews | VOTW 072919

Job Interviews | VOTW 072919

For the next two weeks, we’re focusing on job interviews. If you have an interview on the horizon, you may be asked some variation of “what motivates you?” or “what makes you happy at work?” And even if you aren’t asked one of those questions directly, you should still think about — and be able to convey — what makes you feel good about your work. Beyond doing well in your interview, knowing what makes you feel good about your work can help guide your job search.

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Developing Your Leadership Skills as a New Professional | VOTW 072319

Developing Your Leadership Skills as a New Professional | VOTW 072319

Are you a new professional? Do you supervise new professionals? 
Developing leadership skills can seem presumptuous as a new professional, but if you don't make the effort early, you can find yourself behind the curve when you are considered for positions that utilize or require leadership skills to be successful. The best time to work on these skills is before you need them.

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Enhancing Leadership Skills | VOTW 071619

Enhancing Leadership Skills  | VOTW 071619

For the next two weeks, we’re addressing leadership skills and how you can enhance yours.
This week’s Video of the Week focuses on empathy, an important part of the emotional intelligence leaders need. Dr. Brené Brown explains the difference between sympathy and empathy and how to respond when someone else is struggling. This three minute RSA Short will stay with you long after the week is over.

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Perfection! | VOTW 070919

Perfection!  | VOTW 070919

This week on the Apochromatik blog, we’re focusing on why perfection is not necessarily a good goal. For the Video of the Week, psychologist Thomas Curran explains why aiming for perfection can backfire and actually be dangerous. Check it out, and come back Thursday for a new blog post on why giving 110% is almost never the best approach to succeed at work and at life.

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The Un-Video Video of the Week | VOTW 061819

The Un-Video Video of the Week | VOTW 061819

This week the Video of the Week is . . .not a video!  Instead, we’re featuring a recent episode of the Becker Group Women’s Leadership 15 Minute Podcast. Amy M. Gardner is the guest, and they covered Amy’s path from Luther College to the University of Chicago Law School, and from law firm partner to dean of students to coaching and consulting for lawyers and their employers; goal setting; staying motivated; starting your own business; and more. Please check it out, and be sure to subscribe.

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Why We’re Bad at Predicting the Future | VOTW 061119

Why We’re Bad at Predicting the Future | VOTW 061119

In today's Video of the Week, Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert explains in his TED2014 Talk why “the ease of remembering versus the difficulty of imagining” means it can be hard to predict what you will value or prefer in the future, which has huge implications for our decision making today.  In Thursday’s blog post, we’ll address why improving your ability to consider your future self will aid your career growth and goal achievement.  

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Enjoying Summer | VOTW 052819

Enjoying Summer | VOTW 052819

Right now, with summer stretching out before us, is a great time to plan how you want to make the most of it.  Go beyond thinking about a vacation and think about how you want to enjoy sunny Saturdays and longer hours of sunshine.  This week’s Video of the Week features Laura Vanderkam explaining how to gain control of your free time. (For a free Apochromatik time tracker tool, email keith@apochromatik.com.) 

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