20 Years of mediaINTELLIGENCE.ca!

So proud to be celebrating 20 years of mediaINTELLIGENCE.ca! 

Lets take a walk down memory lane and reminisce on everything we’ve accomplished so far!

Thank you for all your support & encouragement. I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish in another decade or two!  With gratitude and the best of wishes, mitch nadon

How to Get Your 2024 Career Act Together: Step 2!!

In my blog “How to Get Your 2024 Career Act Together: Step 1” we talked about clearing the decks (our computers as well as our minds) in preparation for the 2024 January to April job market.  Good start! YAY YOU, if you did it!  Your mental wellbeing will thank you for it, and you’ll be twice as efficient servicing colleagues and clients. Show ’em just how professional you can be, with organized files, documents, and upgraded software, marketing tools, etc.

2024 Career Wish-List

Now, we need to turn our sights towards our 2024 “Career Wish List”, AKA GOALS!  Take an hour, and  write up a list of 12 separate items (personal goals, professional goals, professional development goals, relationship goals, spirituality goals, health & wellness goals, financial goals, creativity goals) … C’mon, I dare you to “gift yourself” with a brand new list of wants and needs for the year!

Simple fact: Unless you write your goals down on a list, and prioritize them via your calendar, you’re going nowhere — fast. There is simply no point in letting your goals fly aimlessly around your head: Get your goals off your mind and onto an actual list! Goals remain unresolved UNLESS you “take your goals to the next level”.

How to take Your Career Goals to the Next Level? Our “DIY 2024 Careers AF! Workbook” shows you exactly how!

SO – are you up for it? One simple hour of your life to plan your 2024 career/life pursuits, instead of (continuing) to throw stuff at the wall year after year, and (continuing) to HOPE that something sticks.

2024 Career goals

Brilliantly simple. Infinitely do-able.

Seriously, all: I write up my goals every.single.year on my birthday in January. Then, I prioritize them and calendarize each item. And you know what? … For the last two DECADES, I’m happy to say I realize 90% of my goals, in real time — religiously — year over year. Easy-peasy, once you get into the habit of it.

It’s a beautiful thing. Aren’t YOU, and isn’t YOUR career worth that one hour of preparation? You’re worth it. Your life is worth it. Give yourself the chance to self-actualize! ONE HOUR OF YOUR LIFE versus months and/or years of experimentation…  C’mon! Just get the goals/wish list done for the year. Then you’ll be in a position to rock your goals, you’ll articulate them better to others, and most importantly, you’ll feel more in control of your career. What’s not to like?

How to Prepare for a New Career in 2023

What now?

With COVID quarantining an outstanding amount of peoples’ careers, now is the perfect opportunity to prepare for a new career in 2022. One that you have dreamed about. Below you will find some key tips on how to do just that!

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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Media

Sauga960 AM Interview with #BrianCrombiehour

 

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

Canadian Business Award

Best Recruiting & Career 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: 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!


Toronto Metropolitan University Interview Clip: Jamie Mason, reporter with “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

Career Planning

Are you serious about getting a better job — or changing your career entirely? 

If you feel you are destined for a greater path, you’ve come to the right place! 

– Chelsea Grewar, Business Affairs Specialist

DIY RESOURCES: CAREERS AF! BOOK & SELF-HELP WORKBOOK

Ideal for self-motivators who can benefit from guidance in how to create a career action plan, and develop the tools to execute that plan! Investing $25 in yourself, and reading Careers AF! … will substantially change your mindset, and how you approach your career. The book is full of intel on what you need to know to successfully manage the post-pandemic gig-economy.  To accompany the book, and priced at $20, the 2024 DIY WorkBook offers 22 pages of templates that show you exactly how to create AI-friendly resumes and cover email/letters, how to write your own Bio, how to write up (and leverage!) your references, etc. The book & workbook are all self-starters need to take it from there! (Click on Workbook link above for full menu.)

RESUME & COVER LETTER REVIEWS | EDITS | FEEDBACK

Recruiters and AI/ATS systems are designed specifically to “screen candidates OUT.” That is their purpose. Our best practices show you how to get yourself “screened IN” — and just how easy it can be, when you know how to do it! 

Job seekers at all levels can get one-on-one coaching support to enhance your personal brand by reviewing your resume and cover email/letter, and provide substantive feedback to help you get past AI/ATS systems, and get yourself screened INTO a hiring process.  $150/hour. Request a resume/cover letter review here via email.

– Robyn Laliberté, Producer | Professor

*GOLD STANDARD INDIVIDUALLY TAILORED COACHING PACKAGE

We also provide end-to-end personalized coaching that virtually guarantees you get to the place you’ve probably only dreamed about until now. We help you identify exactly what you want, and how to address “your positioning.” We’ll help you develop a practical plan and schedule for achieving your goals. Then, we strengthen your marketing — AKA “your packaging.”  Together, we’ll develop a bonafide strategy to put you in control of the entire job search process so you can meet every situation along the way with calm, cool confidence. We provide individualized, tailored strategic advice for each job search scenario to compel the favourable attention of decision-makers, and teach you how to make your “business case” — at the right times, for the right reasons.

Finally, we prep you with best practices for mastering the interview & hire negotiations to help you stand out from your peers. This puts you on solid footing for your employment negotiations. We also help you manage your on-boarding successfully in a new job, so that you strategically earn that first year salary increase!

CONCLUSION

Consider how a few hours of your life can prevent months (and even years) of experimentation! The gold standard package includes a total of 3 x 1.5 hour sessions, at $200 each, and includes a free copy of Careers AF! 2nd Edition, and the DIY 2024 Careers AF WorkBook. Request your personalized coaching package here.

“I got the job! And I want to say a huge thank you  for your coaching and insights. Working with mediaINTELLIGENCE is amazing. I really couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!” — Jessica B.

 

* In our 2020-21 Executive cohort, 30 out of 34 senior level job seekers secured the role, title, purpose and compensation they desired. ***87.5% success rate!***

Career Goals Wish-List

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

…IN FACT, HAVE YOU EVER?

Pro-actively planning and managing your career 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!  Planning your goals puts you in charge, instead of external factors being in charge of you!

Career Goals

Write up your new career goals/career wish-list every year on your birthday … you owe it to yourself!

IDENTIFYING & MANAGING YOUR CAREER GOALS

How cool would it be if you actually started managing your career with confidence? Wouldn’t it be great to reduce the uncertainty of the gig economy?Even better…what if you spent less days and weeks throwing everything at the wall hoping something sticks, but came in with a clear, targeted message to hiring managers instead?  

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 at this stage of your life.

CAREER GOALS “WISH-LIST” 

Imagine having a real plan…that has teeth… All you need is your wish-list!

Challenge yourself to make a wish-list of 12 goals you’d like to realize. Each statement should reflect your dream job or professional wish-list — things you’d really like to do at this particular stage of your life. Then, add in some personal goals. Work/balance goals. Health goals. Spirituality goals. All of it! 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…

NEXT STEPS

When you’re done, send your list in and book a complimentary phone / Zoom call with me. I’ll show you how to prioritize each of your goals into short- mid- and long-term themes, and help you identify any professional development you need to get there. Then, we’ll help you build an easy, effective timeline to help you reach those goals!

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

Identify and reach your career goals

Resources to help you identify and reach your professional goals