Services: Career Planning

mI’s career planning program gives you a truly competitive advantage. In one-on-one personal coaching sessions, we help you develop marketing materials with a strong personal brand. We guide you in confidently targeting the exact companies and roles you aspire to. We enhance your interview skills, 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 

We help you identify your goals, and review all your marketing tools and social media profiles. Then we help you identify and market your skill sets and knowledge areas, and teach you how to build a solid job search plan.

  • Developing and planning short, mid & long-term goals to identify the path you wish to take whether it’s career progression, or career transition.
  • Resume 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 & experience gaps.
  • Clarifying your message through clear “pitch statements”.

Session 2: How To Access The Hidden Job Market 

We teach you how to research and target companies properly, through networking, third-party introductions or referrals, and through job search websites/applicant tracking systems. We show you how to match your skills to a given business unit and mandate, and to confidently approach the right decision makers for consideration on their team. We also teach you how to how to make a strong business case for your candidacy, and how to make effective follow ups!

  • Plan an effective job search online and on the ground: 10 ways to job search.
  • How to determine if you have the skills to get shortlisted.
  • How to develop job leads through your professional & personal networks.
  • When and how to call, email, follow up.
  • Targeted Job Search: Leverage MI’s spectacular media company database for leads to top media companies and contact info for decision makers.

Session 3: Mastering The Interview & Hire Negotiations

Once you’ve got your goals, your marketing tools and your job search plan on track, we’ll prepare and rehearse you for critical interviews, to interview with confidence, and teach you how to negotiate your compensation package/ deal points.

  • Interview Prep: understand business etiquette and important protocols, prepare for a wide range of interview styles & questions, 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.

Session 1: Customized, in-person goal setting/personal brand $199

Session 2: Customized job search strategy $199

Session 3: Interview Best Practices & Hire Negotiations – Skype Consult $99

Phone/Skype Consults call us with your career questions! @ $2.49/min.

eStore: Career Toolkit

What’s the secret to getting a new gig? Job search in today’s “gig economy”, is all about new rules and new tools…and our career best practices to ensure HR folk take serious notice of you…


Our “Do-it-yourself” Career Toolkit is full of templates and guides to help you establish your personal brand. The toolkit offers sample resume formats, a Bio template, templates for cover letters and references, and more!  …In short, all the “tools” you need to market yourself in competitive job markets. Most important, the toolkit includes a job search research/job search strategy worksheet (gold!), which walks you through a proven method to target companies, to build your “business case” and to make truly effective “marketing touchdowns” with hiring managers. Our Career Toolkit  is designed specifically to support your every step, whether you are seeking a new job, or looking to reinvent yourself and build a new business! $29.99


Reach out and get some qualitative support. You cannot succeed in isolation…

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Meet Our Clients

We are grateful to our Canadian media clients for your patronage these past 15 years, and helping you source media-savvy talent.

…Not only do we enjoy our work, but a good percentage of our profits has facilitated the rescue and rehabilitation of dozens of animals throughout this period as well — Animals are our fave charity! For this, we are especially grateful to you.


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We met months ago at Ryerson University when you came to present your Smart Start workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs. We took a lot away from your workshop and have used your presentation as a guide to draft our business plan. I really appreciate your encouragement for people to start their own businesses. Aly Burtch

I invited Michelle to speak to my Centennial College students about interviewing techniques. In December, I asked each student to recall something pivotal they learned in the course. A full third mentioned her session as being one of the most valuable moments in my class, calling it “informative and impactful”.  She gave a very dynamic presentation that the students thoroughly enjoyed, full of practical advice but also enthusiastic encouragement. Chanda Chevannes

I was part of the class that you spoke to today at Mohawk College, regarding Career Activism I wanted to say a huge thank you for coming out. A lot of what you said resonated with me and I now feel much more confident in taking control of my future. Connor Cassidy

I was one of the participants in the Hot Docs Doc Accelerator program — your Career Essentials session was really helpful and eye-opening. Althea Manasan

Great talk today at Humber College! I really enjoyed your presentation. There were some very useful tools to add to my portfolio. Patrick Castaldi

It was such a pleasure meeting you at the Loyalist College Career Fair. You were the highlight of my afternoon and I wanted to reach out to you to say thank you. You also talked about a spreadsheet file on how to access the hidden job market, that just blew my mind. I will stay in touch! Derek Buchanan

Thank you for your guidance and expertise – the work we’ve done 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 met you. I feel ready to get out there and go after what I want now! Linda Kerec

Interactive, engaging, and motivating! I have learned a lot of useful techniques and how to apply them to my small business promo as well as to my job search. Filip Piatrou

My only regret is that I didn’t meet with mediaINTELLIGENCE 10 years ago! Lisa Hemeon

Before we met, I wasn ́t getting ANY responses from employers. After putting my material together, with your suggestions, and changing my attitude, with your tips, employers started to contact me right away, and I finally found a full-time reporter position. You do an incredible job, and YOU DEFINITELY helped me! Flavio Sachett Nienow


Write Up Your Goals!

When was at the last time you wrote up a career wish-list? In fact, have you ever?

When you’re pro-actively planning and managing your career goals, you are no longer at the mercy of your industry, or the job market! Think about that for a minute! How cool would it be, if you could actually manage your career, rather than have it manage you? No more uncertainty, no more instability, no more throwing everything at the wall and hoping something sticks! A real plan, that has teeth!

mI helps you identify career goals that support your professional and personal values and aspirations. This career planning exercise will help you figure out the career path you want to pursue.

Challenge yourself to make a list of 12 goals you’d like to realize. Each statement should reflect your dream job or dream wishes… things you’d really like to do at this particular stage of your professional life. Add in some personal goals. Professional development goals. Balance goals. Health goals. 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 policy for municipal government.
  • I want to produce a YouTube series showcasing…(insert favourite subject!)
  • 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.
  • etc…

Then, send your list to us, and we’ll show you how to prioritize each of your goals into short-, mid- and long-term themes, identify any professional development you need to get there, and help you build a schedule and timeline for each of your goals.

The sooner you can identify your career goals, the faster we can help you realize them! goals

About The Author

M. Michelle Nadon – Recruitment Specialist & Career Strategist

Michelle Nadon is known for her comprehensive knowledge of Canadian media mandates and stakeholders. Since 2004, Michelle has been the leading provider of strategic recruitment and cutting-edge career resources for professionals in the Canadian media and entertainment sectors: (mI).

As technology and trends have shifted with mercurial speed, Michelle has firmly established mI as the trusted nexus linking creative companies with top professionals. mI is renowned for continuously evolving its coaching products to meet and surpass industry standards. Now in its 15th year, mI has undertaken senior level recruiting assignments, HR consulting and outplacement with all the major Canadian networks, numerous independent television production houses and cultural organizations, and has delivered proprietary career management instruction to several Canadian colleges, universities and media training organizations.

Prior to founding mI, Michelle’s portfolio included managing policy and regulatory compliance with Bellmedia, and serving as General/Operations Manager in two post-production houses.  For five years, she worked in production with TVOntario’s English & French public broadcasting networks, and, earlier in her career, 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 Queen’s University Executive Marketing Program. In 2015, she received an Honours Diploma for Veterinary Assisting. Michelle lives north of Toronto with her beautiful German Shepherd Stella, and spends all of her spare time, goodwill and company profits on animal advocacy through

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Services: Recruitment / Outplacement


Our goal at mI is to improve the talent acquisition and retention factors for small-medium sized media businesses.

Our model is designed to free you 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 / C-Suite Interim Execs / Board Placements
Custom Job Descriptions / Position Profiles
 Pre-Qualifying Talent / Talent Acquisition
Applicant Tracking, Screening, Shortlisting
Compensation / Contract Negotiation
Reference / Background Checks
 “Train the Trainer” for Hiring Managers
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 curation, 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 development program sets your former employees up for success, helps them beat the competition, and shortens the time spent on job search…It provides valuable one-on-one ongoing support helping through the full transition process: identifying goals, upgrading self-marketing tools, and we offer solid strategies for getting in front of the right people at the right times, for the right reasons.