How to get hired from a cold call

How to Go From “Stranger” to “Hired!”

Job Search is a process: it’s hard to break through to people you don’t know, and it’s harder still to get past applicant tracking systems. But there are practical ways to improve on your outreach and get hired… 

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How to build your network and maintain career relationships

It’s not just “all about who you know”, it’s equally about “how you work it”…

It’s very important to build your network –- and managing and leveraging those contacts  consistently, over time, through online and offline networking, is also mission critical. And unless you’re retiring anytime soon, networking is a lifelong process.

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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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How to Rock Your Job Search and Create a Contact Database

Job Search …There’s more to life than job postings! 

There are many strategies you can use, to help you become employed. Most people rely on job postings, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg in job search … read on…

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Build Your Brand with Marketing Materials

NEVER ever ever lose an opportunity to promote your full name, and contact information when you build your personal brand.

In job search, it’s “mission critical” to brand your name and to list full contact information on all of your business correspondence and all of your personal marketing pieces.

Last week I wrote about gathering all your marketing pieces (or “tools” as I like to call them), lining them up together, and doing a full review of them for content, consistency, digital currency, and formatting/design. Now we’ll take a closer look at the most important ones.

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How to Actualize your Career Goals

The best way to actualize your career goals is to start a career wish list.

You owe it to yourself to own what you actually want (…not what you think the world wants of you). You’ll be amazed if you just sit down and get centered with yourself, and make some notes on what you might like to pursue for the next year, or handful of years, for your life. You have to give it just the time it takes to write it up (an hour?) and you’ll be off to a strong start …because the minute you start writing them down, you are starting to deliver a much more targeted message.

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Welcome to the mediaINTELLIGENCE Career Blog!

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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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?

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So many things have changed yet so many things still apply to your getting the right job at a salary that works for you. This is true whether you want a staff position or you’re looking to freelance—or even if you want to monetize a hobby or talent! That’s why Careers AF! 2nd Edition is the go-to resource for new grads wanting  a foot in the door; millennials looking to move up the corporate ladder; boomers intending to transition or reinvent yourself; or, new immigrants trying to get a handle on the local business culture…

Reading Careers AF! is a pleasure. Its relaxed, everyday language feels like you’re sitting down with a friend who’s really smart, has decades of experience as a recruiter and job coach yet is totally in tune with 21st century job realities. But don’t let the casual tone fool you; this is powerful, practical stuff. There are many powerful, hands-on takeaways:

  • 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 search
  • Insider insights into how to kill at the interview (along with “the 3 biggest mistakes people make at interviews” so you can avoid them)
  • Clear advice on how to ask for the salary you want and max your chances to get 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 by setting yourself up for success with the knowledge and experience available on every page in Careers AF! 2ndEdition.

P..S. Check out the accompanying Career Toolkit here: https://tinyurl.com/8ad3rjf3

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

 

Career Planning and Recruitment

CAF 2nd Edition

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mI’s Career Activism program gives 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 will help 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
  • Pre-Qualifying Talent
  • 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.

OUTPLACEMENT

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.