Do you have plans to grill or enjoy the sun during the long July 4th weekend?
I’m going to be entertaining guests from out of town…Read More
Summer officially starts tomorrow, and the second half of 2019 starts in just a few days!
True, at least in Chicago, summer hasn’t quite completely taken hold yet as it is 55 degrees out today. But the end of the quarter is a great time to take stock of where your year is going and to consider the balance between your vocation and avocation and personal and professional lives.
Thank you all for logging on for the Northwestern University Alumni Career Webinar, “3.5 Tips to Turbocharge Your Networking Skills.”
We have listed several resources below to assist you in your networking plan.
Amy Cuddy’s book, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges is a great place to start in an effort to make networking opportunities more comfortable.Read More
In honor of #WorldBookDay, this week on the Apochromatik blog we’re talking about why and how to squeeze more reading into your schedule. For today’s Video of the Week we feature a short eight minute video discussing some of the benefits of reading.
Check back for Thursday’s post where we share hacks to fit more reading into your schedule.Read More
This week I led a webinar for the University of Chicago “Mind Your Career” series entitled, “The Work/Life Myth: 3 Ways to Feel More In Sync With Your Life.” Many of us are actively seeking a way to find work/life balance, and to determine how and when work/life balance discussions and efforts are appropriate.Read More
Today we continue our discussion on executive presence. As you know, this topic extends far beyond public speaking; executive presence can define your professional image and thus have a substantial effect on your career.Read More
Apochromatik's Keith R. Sbiral was recently interviewed on executive presence and overcoming the fear of public speaking on the "A Road to You" Youtube channel. Executive presence will be the topic on the Apochromatik blog Thursday as well.Read More
Are you résumé ready?
If tomorrow you hear about a perfect board position, how long will it take you to prepare your materials to apply?
You aren’t looking for a job right now. But what if you stumble upon the best next step for your career and the application is due tomorrow? Are you prepared to submit?
If you are looking for a new job, is your résumé one of those items on your procrastination list that you don’t have done?Read More
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.
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.