Every career has a life cycle. Every industry has a life cycle. Every company has a life cycle.
Whatever your career plan, you first need to get an understanding of where you stand on the continuum. Are you entry level (1-5 years)? Are you mid-management level (5-10 yrs)? Senior management (10-15)? Executive level (15-20 years)? It’s really good to do a quick self-assessment and know how your skills and experience stack up.
To become a subject matter expert in any topic, you must spend 10K hours in it. Like, I have well over 10K hours in coaching, after having done it for 15 years.
Careers are an “arc”. Know where you stand on it. That’s the first step.
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.
HOW IT WORKS
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!
It’s a Whole New Job World Out There! Are You Ready?
Whether 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.
mI’s Career Activism programgives you a truly competitive career planning and recruitment advantage. In one-on-one personal coaching sessions, we help you develop marketing tools with a strong personal brand. We guide you in confidently targeting the exact companies and roles you aspire to. We enhance your interview skills, your negotiating power, and your ability to “make a business case”.
These willhelp you secure the exact role you want, on the team that you want. Getting your career plan into shape is a simple 3 step process…
Session 1: Building Your Plan & Your Brand
Developing and planning short, mid and long-term goals to identify the path you wish to take whether it’s career progression, or career transition.
Marketing tool reviews: Targeted resume writing, online profiles, job applications, cover letters & thank you notes, bios, pitch statements and personal brands. We help you optimize your positioning and packaging.
Identify and address skills shortages and experience gaps.
Clarifying your message through clear “pitch statements”.
Build a solid job search strategic plan.
Session 2: How To Access The Hidden Job Market
10 ways to plan an effective job search online and on the ground.
How to determine if you have the skills to get shortlisted.
How to develop job leads through your professional and personal networks.
Leverage MI’s spectacular media company database for leads and introductions to top media companies and contact info for decision makers.
How to develop make a business case for your candidacy that resonates strongly with hiring managers.
When and how to call, email, and follow up.
Session 3: Master Class – Interview & Hire Negotiations
4 ways to master a screening call.
Interview Prep: understand business etiquette and important protocols, prepare for a wide range of interview styles, and understand what the interviewer is seeking.
How to determine fair market value for salaries.
How to negotiate your compensation package.
How to build a successful entry strategy for the new company and how to position your exit strategy for the company you’re moving on from.
À LA CARTE RECRUITING Our goal at mI is to improve the talent acquisition, development and retention factors for small to medium sized media businesses. Our model is designed to free our clients from complex candidate sourcing, liaison and administration. We give you the flexibility to choose only those services that you need. We shortlist talent with 85%+ match to your required skills. And we do it fast – so you don’t lose top talent to other companies.
Recruitment & Executive Search
Custom Job Descriptions & Position Profiles
Applicant Tracking, Screening, Shortlisting
Compensation & Contract Negotiation
Reference & Background Checks
Labour Market Trends & Analysis
And we’ve got the bandwidth! mI sources top-standard, brand-building, media-savvy talent with the inclination and capacity for growth! Our talent pool spans entry, mid-management, senior and executive management levels. Our talent pool has 20K+ media professionals with expertise in: programming & production, content development, interactive, mobile & social media, policy & research, business development & sales, business affairs & financial management, creative services & creative management, IT/ICT, publishing, marketing & communications.
mI provides customized career coaching for individuals and groups. Our career planning and recruitment programs set your former employees up for success, helps them beat the competition, and shortens the time spent on job search. We provide valuable one-on-one ongoing support through the full transition process: identifying goals, upgrading self-marketing tools, and we offer solid strategies for accessing the hidden job market, and getting in front of the right people at the right times, for the right reasons.
DO-IT-YOURSELF CAREER TOOLS($19.99) Our Toolkit includes all the career tools you needto market yourself in the hyper-competitive, post-pandemic job market. Moreover, the career tools are designed to support your every step, whether you are seeking a new job, or looking to reinvent yourself and build a new business!
Build Your Professional Brand – Cheatsheet
“Content Style” Resume – Example
“Visual Style” Resume – Example
Cover Letter – Template
Job Search/Business Development – Tracking Sheet
“Are You Shortlist-able?” Exercise
How to Write Your Own Bio – Template
Entry/Onboarding Strategy – How to Start Your New Job Off Right!
How to Write a Recommendation – Template
Media Job Postings Websites – Reference
How to Write Up Your References – Template
Best Times to Post on Social Media – Cheat Sheet
TOOLKIT & CONSULTATION BUNDLE ($54.00) Downloading a copy of the Career Toolkit will surely help you be more competitive in your most-pandemic job search. For instance, career tools alone won’t answer the bigger questions about your career direction. Book a 1/2 hour consult, and let’s chat about where you’re going, and what you’re doing next, on YOUR terms.
CAREER ACTIVISM: How to Access the Hidden Job Market! ($9.99)
Plan an effective online and offline job search
Get in-front of the decision makers
How to approach hiring managers for consideration
How to make a “strong business case” for your next job offer
Practical cheatsheet on how to get shortlisted for the jobs you want
MASTERING THE INTERVIEW: It Pays to Prepare! ($9.99)
Our career tools help you gain confidence in interview situations
Insiders intel on managing the interview process
How to research job leads
How to master the “screening call” a/o artificial intelligence screenings
How to answer the tough questions, and ask the right questions
Create your business case for hiring managers
NEGOTIATING YOUR SALARY: What are you worth? ($9.99)
Achieve a salary negotiation win-win
Determine your fair market value
Insider’s intel on the negotiation process
How to create a formal compensation package request
SMART START: How to Start Your Own Small Business ($19.99)
Starting your own small business can be an exhilarating and rewarding option, provided you have the right tools and guidance. Our SMART STARTToolkit teaches you how to:
Set up your own shop and brand in a single day
Create the marketing tools you need to promote your product or service
How to develop a business plan, business leads and sales
Use the power of the internet to market your new venture
There are many critical considerations to Business Planning. SMART START covers all the fundamental areas to consider when launching your own shop:
Business Concept & Operations
Business Best Practices
Legal & Revenue Management
Business Development: Tracking Leads & Converting the Sale
CAREER COACHING RESOURCES – FOR THE ENTIRE CAREER LIFE CYCLE!
At mI, we’re firm believers in using career coaching resources to strengthen our careers. Our goal is to provide you with the tools you need to market yourself. First, it starts with making a solid career plan (positioning yourself) and creating a strong personal brand (packaging yourself). After that, we show you how to get access to the hidden job market. Finally, we coach you through how to interview successfully, and negotiate a job offer to your best advantage. Above all, this is how you can achieve your career win-win!
Packaging / Positioning: your personal brand, resume, online presence
10 Top Job Search Techniques
Screening Calls & Interview Prep
Salary Negotiation Tactics
“Thank you for your guidance and expertise. It has made SUCH a difference in my confidence level. I feel like I have a solid toolbox of skills and resources and 100% more business acumen than I had before. I feel ready to get out there and go after what I want now!” — Linda Kerec
Customized career coaching resources for displaced individuals and/or groups:
Set your former employees up for success
Help them compete more strongly in the job market
Increase the efficacy of their networking
Shorten the gap between jobs
“When tasked with winding down operations, our Board made a commitment to fully support displaced staff. We chose mediaINTELLIGENCE to assist our production personnel with outplacement and career development. Each staff member had a positive experience working with Michelle, and her guidance was so helpful at this difficult time! mI is a media-savvy service that customizes their career development programs to the specific needs of their clients. — Don Gaudet, General Mgr.
Recruitment services for audio/video, television, film and post houses, publishing, social and digital media firms. We’ll develop talent pipelines for you and shortlist the best — quickly! As a result, we save you time and money by providing end-to-end recruitment support.
Assess candidates for match to require skills & knowledge
Pre-screen candidates for qualifications, education and career goals
Negotiate candidate deals
“I have had the pleasure of working with Mitch on a number of searches. One for a non-profit arts board, where through her network, we were able to find two board members at a critical time in the organization’s history. Another was for social media talent. On both occasions, I benefited from her quick turnaround time, and extensive network of talented, motivated, media-savvy individuals.” — Lally Rementilla
About M. Michelle Nadon – Recruiting Specialist & Career Strategist
Michelle Nadon is known for her comprehensive knowledge about Canadian media mandates and stakeholders. Since 2004, Michelle has been the leading provider of recruitment and cutting-edge career coaching resources for the Canadian media and entertainment sectors: www.mediaintelligence.ca.
mI is renowned for continuously evolving its career coaching resources and services to meet and surpass industry standards. Now in its 17th year, mI has undertaken recruiting assignments, HR outplacement consulting with all major Canadian networks. We’ve also worked with numerous independent production houses and cultural organizations. mI has delivered proprietary career management instruction to many Canadian colleges, universities and training organizations.
Prior to founding mI, Michelle’s portfolio included managing policy and regulatory compliance with Bellmedia. 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.
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. In 2015, she received an Honours Diploma for Veterinary Assisting. Michelle lives north of Toronto with her “Littles”, Hero & MaRL, and spends all of her spare time, goodwill and company profits on animal advocacy through C4P Animal Rescue.