Careers 2021: Get Comfortable With Change!

Career Disruptions: Get Comfortable With Change! 

2021 demands we all get comfortable with change … We couldn’t have known that the onset of the pandemic in June 2020 would prompt so many career disruptions! Newsflash: 18 months later, working from home has become a way of life. The pandemic has resulted in huge changes to job seeker expectations, employers’ expectations, and has prompted a true overhaul of everyone’s perspective on meaningful work! More information on post-pandemic job search best practices can be found here. 

Increased Connectedness

The good news: One of the most beneficial side effects of the pandemic is that there is now a profound, significant increase in proactive interaction within online groups, and more openness to networking within communities of interest. We are witnessing more connectedness, more inclusion, a greater appreciation for diversity and more authenticity than ever! The pandemic has certainly brought out the best in us, in terms of watching out for, and facilitating for, each other. Getting comfortable with change means that everyone can now leverage an advantage by taking the opportunity expand their networks, with quality professionals. In other words, connect already!

Mindset Alert

What would you like your professional name to stand for?

Need for Up-Skilling & Certification

Employers are seeking talent with greater flexibility, greater skills and greater knowledge — especially with respect to new technologies and new platforms. Demand for talent is high. More importantly, along with a multitude of new jobs and new functionalities, comes a multitude of employer demands!

Employers are on the watch for “digital currency” and “a consistent digital presence” from potential employees. They are also seeking talent that have existing  — and expanding — social equity (read: connections!). Employers are inviting/incenting their staff members to help add to in-house human resource pipelines. As an example, a great way to make a favourable impact on your employer is by helping them find qualitative leads. Job seekers must make a concerted effort, now, more than ever, to connect, connect, CONNECT! Above all, this will help you maintain your currency and digital presence, and will increase your social equity, therefore making your candidacy more attractive to employers.

Next post, we’ll cover specific changes for employers, HR departments, and job seekers!

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Job Search Self-Care

Job search self-care: How are YOU taking care of YOURSELF during job search?

Job seekers are experiencing a sharp increase in depression and anxiety, as we have all been embroiled in the effects of the pandemic for a full year now. People are wearing REAL thin with un/under-employment. I want to encourage you to consider placing a greater degree of emphasis on self-awareness and self-care.  As a result, we can collectively endure this latest lockdown and the ensuing summer slow-down for job search more organically.

8 strategies to enable “self-care” and soften the harsh reality of being under-employed… 

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It’s a Whole New Job World Out There! Are You Ready?

Career ActivismWhether you’re fresh out of school and looking to break into the job market, or you’re a Boomer wanting to reinvent and reinvigorate your career — or anything in between — there’s a lot of career advice you need to know to make your job search effective. Careers AF!, however, has it all:

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About the Author

M. Michelle Nadon is a highly regarded recruitment specialist, career strategist and media instructor. She has provided state-of-the-art recruiting and career advice to the Canadian media, entertainment and cultural sectors for nearly two decades.

As a result, Nadon’s company www.mediaINTELLIGENCE.ca, links today’s businesses with top talent through innovative recruitment models and cutting-edge career enrichment programs. She resides north of Toronto, and spends all of her spare time, goodwill, and company profits on animal rescue and animal advocacy.

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