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?

Careers 2023: Get Comfortable With Change!

Career Disruptions: Get Comfortable With Change! 

2023 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: 36 months later, working from home has become a way of life. The pandemic has resulted in huge changes to job seeker expectations and employers’ expectations. It has also 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 professional communities. 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 be assured of a whole opportunity to expand their networks! 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/incentivizing 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.

#careergrowth, #careersaf  @mediaINTELLIGENCE  #careerchanges

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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Turn Your Career Wish-List into Reality!

2022 Career Goals

Things to consider while creating your career wish-list

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 identify 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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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

Best Post-Pandemic Career Advice!

CAREERS AF! NEW RULES & TOOLS FOR THE POST-PANDEMIC GIG ECONOMY

Are you are a new grad trying to get a foot in the door? Are you a millennial looking to move up the ladder? Are you a boomer seeking to reinvent? Or, are you a new immigrant trying to get a handle on the local employment market? …

ITS A WHOLE NEW JOB WORLD OUT THERE!

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!

Careers AF & DIY 2024 WorkBook

The E-Book tells you WHAT to do to manage your career; the WorkBook gives you templates on HOW to do it!

Amazon Reviews …

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

– Karen Young, Program Coordinator & Professor, Humber Faculty of Media & Creative Arts

Careers AF! should be your go-to gift for anyone graduating university/college to use as reference to navigate their career path.” -– Craig Colby, ColbyVision


– Craig Colby, Executive Producer, Colbyvision

IN EASY-TO-READ, CONVERSATIONAL LANGUAGE, CAREERS AF! DELIVERS:

✔️ 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 actually don’t want)

✔️ Easy Guidelines for writing up concrete goals, resumes, cover letters, bios, references, and even recommendations (in case someone is willing to recommend you but wants you to draft the actual letter)

✔️ Completely current intel on how to effectively make platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube & Facebook really work for you

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

✔️ Insider insights into how to “master the interview” (along with “the biggest mistakes people make in interviews” — so you can avoid them!)

✔️ Clear advice on how to ask for the salary you want and negotiate a solid $$ deal

✔️ Real inspiration “Killer APP Alerts” and real-time encouragement “Mindset Alerts” to actually do the things that will position you at the top of the list when you apply

If you’re in the job market, max out 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!

Alisyn Camerota Testimonial

Special thanks to Alisyn Camerota, Anchor, CNN, and journalist role-model par excellence!

This is the book for creating the career YOU want, on YOUR terms!  

Get your copy today!

Buy CareersAF! on Amazon

Contact

CONTACT US FOR CAREER COUNSELLING… Best decision ever!

Check out our Career Planning Program to help you plan and navigate career moves in the post-pandemic world! Get the latest industry intel, develop a strong personal brand, and learn how to get access to the hidden job market!

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nadon@mediaintelligence.ca

Special thanks… We are grateful to our Canadian media clients for your patronage these past 20! 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 (…and dozens…AND DOZENS!) of animals…Because animals are our fave charity! For this, we are especially grateful!

Contact us for recruiting and outplacement

Proudly recruiting and developing Canadian media talent for 18 years!

Privacy and confidentiality are paramount: we will not give your information to anyone.

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