How Important is Personal Branding?

…Now that you’ve got a career plan, it’s time to begin your personal branding…

We probably wouldn’t be human if we didn’t worry about how we are perceived by others. In this blog, I’m addressing personal brands: how we appear to others; how (well) we are received; and most importantly, take our marketing pieces to the next level…

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Career Blog

Wondering where to start actually managing your career? With this career blog, we start at the beginning, and we go through the practical steps that help set us up for success in the marketplace. Do this program once, and you’ll have job search skills for life. 

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Read all about how to improve your post-pandemic job search! Above all, learn how to position and package yourself successfully for job search c2022! 

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. https://open.spotify.com/episode/5bXNbDUFawbseVwDtneLZf


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


Newstalk CJBK 1290 logoCKBJ London, Interview: Career Coach Michelle Nadon with Ken and Loreena.  


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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

Career Recourse with Craig Colby from Colbyvision

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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

Looking for the Best Career Advice Possible?

Check out Careers AF! 2nd Edition

…New rules, new tools for the post-pandemic gig economy!

Careers AF!

Available in Hardcover, Paperback & E-Book on Amazon.ca: https://amzn.to/3iHV1ne

Whether you are a NEW GRAD wanting to get a foot in the door; a MILLENNIAL looking to move up the ladder; a BOOMER intending to reinvent yourself; or a NEW IMMIGRANT trying to get a handle on the Canadian business culture … Careers AF! delivers the most up-to-date career advice you need to navigate and succeed in the post-pandemic work world.

Amazon Reviews …

 

A Life-fine”  “An Absolute Game Changer” “Speaks to the Heart” “A First-Rate Fail-Proof Career Strategy” “Eye-Opening” “The Toolkit is simply amazing”

It’s a Whole New Job World Out There!

Who would’ve imagined that you could live in Toronto and be a valued, full time employee  located in New York? How could anyone predict companies would go to such lengths to keep their employees engaged and offer new flexibility around the work week?  Why is it so surprising that employers are now looking at applicants’ experience first, instead of their degrees?

       “Careers AF! 2nd Edition should be your go-to gift for anyone graduating university/college. It’s full of secrets I wish I’d known 30 years ago. No matter what stage you are at, you should read Careers AF!, then hold on to it as a friendly reference as you navigate your work life.” -– Craig Colby, ColbyVision

What Does This All Mean?

Not only do the old rules not apply, but in many cases they don’t even exist anymore! As a result, no matter what your situation, you need to know the new rules and how to work them to your advantage. That’s why you need Careers AF! In easy-to-read, conversational language, it provides:

✔️ Valuable information you will use to assess specifically which jobs are a fit for you so you don’t waste time applying for a job you can’t get or really don’t want

✔️ Easy Guidelines for writing cover letters, bios and even recommendations (in case someone is willing to recommend you but wants you to write the actual letter)

✔️ Up to the minute tips on how to effectively make today’s technologies, like Twitter, LinkedIn and other platforms really work for you

✔️ Insightful techniques for preparing yourself mentally and emotionally for your job search

✔️ Insider insights into how to kill at the interview (along with “the 3 biggest mistakes people make at interview” — so you can avoid them!

✔️ Clear advice on how to ask for the salary you want and max your changes of getting it!

✔️ Real inspiration and encouragement to actually do the things that will position you at the top of the list when you apply for a job

If you’re in the job market — or thinking of entering it — maximize your efforts and avoid potential discouragement. In other words, set yourself up for success with the knowledge and experience, tips and insider secrets imparted in every page of Careers AF! – 2nd Edition.

Alisyn Camerota Testimonial

Special thanks to Alisyn Camerota, Anchor CNN, for participating in CAF interviews on best practices in hiring!

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

Discover the new rules and learn the new tools for the post-pandemic gig economy. Get your copy today!

Buy CareersAF! on Amazon

About M. Michelle Nadon

Michelle Nadon author of CareersAF!

We’ll teach you how to “Shepherd” your career!

About M. Michelle Nadon – Recruiting Specialist & Career Strategist

Michelle Nadon is known for her comprehensive knowledge of the media and entertainment industries. Since 2004, she has been the leading provider of recruitment and cutting-edge career coaching resources for the Canadian media and cultural sectors.

mediaINTELLIGENCE (mI) is renown for continuously evolving its career coaching resources and services to meet — and surpass — industry standards. Now in its 18th year, mI has undertaken recruiting assignments with all major Canadian networks. We’ve also worked with dozens of independent production houses and cultural organizations, and delivered proprietary career development training at many Canadian colleges and universities  for nearly 20 years!

Prior to founding mI, Michelle’s portfolio included managing policy and regulatory compliance with Bell Media.  She served as General & Operations Manager in two post-production houses. For five years, she worked in production with TVOntario’s English & French public broadcasting networks.  Earlier in her career, she worked with industry leader Nelvana on award-winning 2D and 3D animated series.

Michelle is fluently bilingual. She holds certificates in Advanced Blogging, Social Media Marketing, The Alliance Atlantis Banff Television Executive Program, and Queens’ University’s Executive Marketing Program. Michelle lives north of Toronto with her “Littles”, HEro & maRL, and spends all of her spare time, goodwill and company profits on animal rescue and animal advocacy through C4P Animal Rescue.

HEro & maRL academics!

Where Canadian media meets animal advocacy!