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


Toronto Star: New year, new career? A recruiter’s tips for a pandemic job hunt on “This Matters” with Saba Eitizaz.


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CJRU The Scope at Ryerson: CJRU sits down with Michelle Nadon on job hunting from home.


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Vibe 105 York University Article: Careers AF!” The Book Every Millennial Needs To Read!


Ryerson Interview Clip: Jamie Mason, reporter with Ryerson University’s “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

Living Fearlessly/C-Suite Podcast: Lisa McDonald, host of Living Fearlessly & CSuite Networks, interviews M. Michelle Nadon on career best practices.

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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

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?

Career ActivismWhether you’re fresh out of school and looking to break into the job market, or you’re a Boomer wanting to reinvent and reinvigorate your career — or anything in between — there’s a lot of career advice you need to know to make your job search effective. Careers AF!, however, has it all:

  • Deep insider insight from a 20-year super recruiter and career coach
  • Step by step career planning, delivered in straight talk
  • Practical tips, powerful techniques and motivational mindsets to get you moving, and keep you going — until you get exactly the job situation you’re shooting for!

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

About the Author

M. Michelle Nadon is a highly regarded recruitment specialist, career strategist and media instructor. She has provided state-of-the-art recruiting and career advice to the Canadian media, entertainment and cultural sectors for nearly two decades.

As a result, Nadon’s company www.mediaINTELLIGENCE.ca, links today’s businesses with top talent through innovative recruitment models and cutting-edge career enrichment programs. She resides north of Toronto, and spends all of her spare time, goodwill, and company profits on animal rescue and animal advocacy.

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About M. Michelle Nadon

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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.