eStore: Career Tools

Canadian Business Award: DIY Career Tools

DO-IT-YOURSELF CAREER TOOLS ($19.99)
Our Toolkit includes all the career tools you need to 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!

Toolkit Menu

    • 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 START Toolkit 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
  • Brand Management
  • Legal & Revenue Management
  • Business Development: Tracking Leads & Converting the Sale

 

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Career Goals and Wish-list Exercise

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

IN FACT, HAVE YOU EVER? 

Pro-actively planning and managing your career goals, 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! As a result, YOU will be in charge of your career, not the other way around!

Career GoalsIDENTIFYING & MANAGING YOUR CAREER GOALS

How cool would it be, if you could actually manage your career, rather than have it manage you? No more uncertainty or instability. Gone will be the days where you throw everything at the wall hoping something sticks! Therefore, a real plan, that has teeth!

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:

Challenge yourself to make a wish-list of 12 goals you’d like to realize. Each statement should reflect your dream job or wish-list. Ie., things you’d really like to do at this particular stage of your professional life. Add in some personal goals. Professional development goals. Work/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 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……

CONCLUSION

Finally, when you’re done, send your list along by email. I’ll then 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 an easy, effective schedule and timeline to reach your goals.

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

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About M. Michelle Nadon

Career Life Cycle

Where do you stand with your career?

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!

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU!

We offer one-on-one coaching sessions, virtual career development networking seminars, DIY Toolkit online resources, and instructional YouTube videos.  All our career coaching resources are designed help you strengthen your job search, improve your key messaging, and target your dream job:

  • Customized Career Plans
  • 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

 

OUTPLACEMENT

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

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.