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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How to Prepare for a New Career in 2021

EVERYTHING has changed for us this year. Is it finally time to take charge of your career path in 2021?

What now?

With COVID quarantining an outstanding amount of peoples’ careers, now is the perfect opportunity to plan for a new career in 2021. One that you have dreamed about. Below you will find some key tips on how to prepare for a new career in 2021.

Working from home has forced a lot of change on job seekers — regular methods of job search have been seriously impacted, and the competitive environment has increased ten-fold. If you are going to get after this new career, you have to make it a focused part of your energy. Here’s how.

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Turn Your Career Wish-List into Reality!

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How To Realize Your Goals and Turn Your Career Wish-List into Reality!

Writing up your “goals statements” sounds like a chore, doesn’t it? But what if you treated your goals statements as a “career wish-list” to help you realize your goals and turn your career wish-list into reality? I like to write up my goals/wish-list annually, on my birthday. As a result, each year, writing up my goals wish-list gives me a great opportunity to reinvent myself (read: out with the old, and in with the new) and to realize my goals!

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Corporate Vision Media Innovation Award – Best Media Recruiting & Canada Management Consultancy – Canada


Toronto Star: New year, new career? A recruiter’s tips for a pandemic job hunt on “This Matters” with Saba Eitizaz.


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CJRU The Scope at Ryerson: CJRU sits down with Michelle Nadon on job hunting from home.


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Vibe 105 York University Article: Careers AF!” The Book Every Millennial Needs To Read!


Ryerson Interview Clip: Jamie Mason, reporter with Ryerson University’s “The Scope”, interviews M. Michelle Nadon on what it takes to get a job in media these days.

Ask BRTV EP3 GosineFacebook interview with Stephanie Gosine from #askBRTV

Living Fearlessly/C-Suite Podcast: Lisa McDonald, host of Living Fearlessly & CSuite Networks, interviews M. Michelle Nadon on career best practices.

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Humber Radio 96.6: Career activism interview with M. Michelle Nadon


CHCH Morning Live Interview: M. Michelle Nadon is featured on CHCH’s Morning Live with Bob Cowan, discussing all the changes to navigating careers c2020.

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Thrive Global: Building Your Plan and Your Brand – Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global Network featured article with Lisa MacDonald: Career Activism Interview

Welcome to the best career advice you can get!

IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF POST-PANDEMIC CAREER ADVICE, YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!  

Looking for career advice to land your first job, advance your career, or reinnvent yourself? The post-pandemic job market is harder than ever! CAREERS AF! …New rules, new tools for the post-pandemic gig economy is the new “go-to” career survival guide, to help you navigate your strongest path in the new normal.

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mediaINTELLIGENCE.ca provides career advice through the entire hiring process. We help you make a solid career plan. We teach you how to position and package yourself with a strong personal brand, support you in job search and help you access the hidden job market. After that, we walk you through how to interview successfully through AI/ATS (and human!) portals and negotiate your job offer to your best advantage. As a result, our career advice and tools are your best option to achieving a career win-win!

CAREERS AF! is available at the following retailers: Amazon, Indigo (Kobo), Barnes & Noble (Nook), FriesenPress Bookstore, and GooglePlay.

ABOUT THE BOOK  

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:

  • Deep insider insight from a 20-year super recruiter and career coach
  • Step by step career planning, delivered in straight talk
  • Practical tips, powerful techniques and motivational mindsets to get you moving, and keep you going — until you get exactly the job situation you’re shooting for!

Above all, this is the book for creating the career you want in the 21st century.

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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Connect with us to get the latest industry intel, develop a strong personal brand, and learn how to get access to the hidden job market! Check out our Career Activism program to help you navigate career counselling in the post-pandemic world!

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SPECIAL THANKS — We are grateful to our Canadian media clients for your patronage these past 17 years, and for turning to mI to help you source media-savvy talent.

As a result, our clients have facilitated the rescue and rehabilitation of dozens of animals. Animals are our fave charity! For this, we are especially grateful to you.

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Career Goals and Wish-list Exercise

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WROTE UP A CAREER GOALS LIST?

IN FACT, HAVE YOU EVER? 

Pro-actively planning and managing your career goals, puts you in the position where you are no longer at the mercy of your industry or the job market!  Think about that for a minute! As a result, YOU will be in charge of your career, not the other way around!

Career GoalsIDENTIFYING & MANAGING YOUR CAREER GOALS

How cool would it be, if you could actually manage your career, rather than have it manage you? No more uncertainty or instability. Gone will be the days where you throw everything at the wall hoping something sticks! Therefore, a real plan, that has teeth!

As a career coach, I help you identify the career goals that support your professional and personal values and aspirations. The following career planning exercise will help you figure out the career path you want to pursue:

Challenge yourself to make a wish-list of 12 goals you’d like to realize. Each statement should reflect your dream job or wish-list. Ie., things you’d really like to do at this particular stage of your professional life. Add in some personal goals. Professional development goals. Work/balance goals. Health goals. If money were no object, what would you really like to do?

  • I would like to own a small production house, creating X content for X audience.
  • I would like to be a consultant in communication for municipal governments.
  • I want to produce a YouTube or Podcast series showcasing…(insert passion project!)
  • I would like to coach young professionals and help them build successful careers.
  • I want to build my knowledge of/take a course in X……

CONCLUSION

Finally, when you’re done, send your list along by email. I’ll then show you how to prioritize each of your goals into short- mid- and long-term themes, identify any professional development you need to get there, and help you build an easy, effective schedule and timeline to reach your goals.

As a result of identifying your career goals, I can easily guide you to  realize them!

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