Career Check List 2023

Basic Career Check List for 2023

I always take advantage this season to review my basic career check list, and ensure I am career ready for the coming year… It really pays off to do an “end of year career check list”… Software and technology upgrades complete for desktop and mobile? Check. Computer and email files cleaned out? Check. Apps inventory complete and paired down? Check. Hard drive backed up? Check. Document and email files organized and ready to go for 2022? Check! Newsletters curated and updated to reflect your needs going forward? Check!

Perfect. You’re now ready to take your career check list the next level!

Career goals checklist

2022 Career Goals

Next Level Career Check List for 2023

Short, mid and long-term goals list? Check! Personal brand, resume and email signature upgraded and fit to pass artificial intelligence (AI) and applicant tracking systems (ATS)? Check! Library of “visuals” for social media? Check!  Strategic, empowered approach to hidden job market? Check! Expanded/CURATED network of contacts? Check! Screening call/interview ready? Check! Ready to negotiate that raise? Check! Can you tell an employer exactly why you’re better than anyone else for that job (p.s…it’s all about your business case!)? DOUBLE CHECK!

Goals readiness 2022

GoalsReadiness2022

I got into the habit of doing year-end computer and marketing scrubs years ago! Cleaning out my computer and feeds, upgrading my software, and preparing my marketing tools really puts me in a confident spot, starting the new year. Everything feels fresh and organized — which leaves me open to creating new product, overhauling services, and generally putting my best foot forward professionally. I repeat: it feels really good but also, it’s massively empowering: a GREAT POSITION to be in, starting any new year.

I challenge you to do the same. It takes 3-4 days to get it all done, but it’s so.worth.it!

Set yourself (or a friend) up for professional success in 2022! Pay this forward and share on social, for a friend, colleague, classmate, employee, new gradmillennial, new immigrant, or anyone in your circle who is under/un-employed, and struggling to get greater career traction.

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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.

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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!***

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