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
In honor of Valentine’s Day, this week we’re talking about how to love your career. (Hint: It is possible!)
Because we love our readers, we’re actually sharing TWO Videos of the Week. (We wanted to send you all gigantic boxes of candy, with a clearly labeled chart and without any of those weird flavors no one wants. Unfortunately, it turns out we’re great at helping people find their career direction and then secure the job they want, but not so good at candy logistics.)
First is Charlie Parker’s funny and inspiring TEDx Talk “What should I do with my life?” (Below)
Second is the late Scott Dinsmore’s TED Talk: “How to find work you love.”
Both convey the importance of knowing what you want to do, which is something we help our clients determine every day. Check them out, and look forward to Thursday’s post, when Keith R. Sbiral shares how to fall back in love with your career.
As National Mentoring Month draws to a close, this week’s Video of the Week is actually a webinar on making the most of a mentoring relationship.
Click the image below to register and view the free webinar.
Mentoring month continues. This week, Chip Conley, the author of “Wisdom at Work: Making the Modern Elder," discusses intergenerational mutual mentorship and the importance of the diversity of age in the workplace.
The best time to start to create a career that you are excited about starts right now in the first quarter of 2019. Take 12 minutes to start the process and learn some key insights from Chip Conley’s time at Airbnb.
Tim Ferriss, the author of "The 4-Hour Workweek" and "Tribe of Mentors," says the best mentors won't give you all the answers, but will give you the ability to find the answers yourself. In less than two minutes you can gain clarity about creating a great mentor relationship.
The best time to start to create a career that you are excited about starts right now in the first quarter of 2019. Take 2 minutes to start the process.
Apochromatik’s Keith R. Sbiral was recently quoted in this article on advice to executing a road map for a better job in 2019.
“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”
- Amy Poehler
Three years ago, I didn’t know what a mastermind was. Today, I know that my accomplishments over the last two years are attributable in many ways to the focus, accountability, and development that a mastermind provided. In short, Amy Poehler (or, as I prefer to think of her, Leslie Knope) is right. Let me back up.Read More
You’ve had the Thanksgiving Feast...
Stood in line for the deals of the century...
Took a nap over the weekend and watched a game, binge watched that show you have been wanting to watch, or spent time with friends or family...
You are back at work.
Things haven’t changed since before the holiday, have they? They probably won’t change in the new year either. In fact, they probably haven’t changed for a long time now, right?
Are you ready to move your career to the next level?
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
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!
Performance reviews are just around the corner for many firms and organizations. In addition to our recent four-part series on performance reviews, check out Amy M. Gardner’s conversation about performance reviews on Heather Hubbard’s Hustle & Flow podcast.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
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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This week is the fourth and final part of our series on building your network in just 15 minutes per week. By the end of this week, you should be much farther in your effort to cultivate your network, based on just an hour of effort.Read More
If you find yourself in a job that feels unrelated to your long-term career goals, look for the lessons and skills you can take from it that will carry you far in the rest of your career. After graduating from some of the best universities in the country, and being trained by some impressive-sounding employers, I can honestly say that everything that has made me successful I learned from spending my summers working at a waterpark. More specifically, from Turk Waterman. Turk passed away a few months ago, which has caused me to reflect on the lessons I learned from this wonderful mentor, long before I knew what a mentor was.Read More