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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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!  

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CAREERS AF! DO-IT-YOURSELF WORKBOOK $19.99

Our DIY 2024 Careers AF! WorkBook is your complete, downloadable “How-To” resource for successfully marketing yourself or your business in the hyper-competitive pandemic era.

The WorkBook was created to provide a step by step guide with everything you need for getting that new job you’ve been dreaming about, reinventing yourself, or, starting a new business.

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Here’s what “everything” looks like in the DIY Career WorkBook

✔️ Next Level Goal Planning: How to organize your career or business goals into short-, mid-, and long-term categories so you can know what you’re shooting for, and when to expect it! “Formalizing my career plan showed me that my goals were achievable — all that I had to do was to be systematic about pursuing them.” Gloria YK
✔️ Build Your Professional Brand: A check-list of what “marketing tools” you need to get that job or build your business. “Learning about the marketing side of things is just as important as the content side — I wish I’d learned this much earlier.” Jacky H
✔️ Content Style Resume for Online Job Applications: A sample showing exactly how to create an “AI-friendly” resume.
✔️ How to Write a Formal Cover Letter/Email: A step by step guide on how to construct a super effective cover letter/email — with insider tips on making it even more powerful. “My recruiter told me this was the best cover letter she’d ever seen!” Sophie M.
✔️ How To Write Your Bio: A guide to exactly what you need in your Bio and how to organize it for maximum impact. Above all, my marketing tools are SO much more professional and sophisticated now.” Linda K
✔️ How To Write a Recommendation: An actual template where you only have to fill in the blanks to create a topnotch recommendation letter. Perfect to send to your connections to use in their letters supporting you!
✔️ How To Write Up Your References: A tip sheet on how to navigate the reference process with a clear example of how to present your references and what exact information to include, to facilitate the process for recruiters.
✔️ Are You Shortlist-able? An eminently practical exercise for determining which jobs to apply for, and maximizing the likelihood of getting the interview and job that you want. “I had no idea how important it is to self-screen for jobs. As a result, I’m now getting call backs!” Noel N.
✔️ Job Search / Business Lead Tracking Sheet: A worksheet for researching and targeting specific companies that will set you on a direct course to success! “The job search spreadsheet blew my mind.” Derek B.
✔️ How to Start Your New Job Successfully: A serious look at how to stay sane and relaxed (but kick butt too!) as you start your new job. “I read through your entry strategy document and it’s pure gold.” Jess B.
✔️ Best Times to Post on Social Media:  A cheatsheet that shows you when the very best times are to post on Twitter, Insta, LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube and Facebook, in order to maximize your posts and maintain a steady and effective digital presence. “With these tips and tricks, I understand how to use social media to my best advantage now!” Uly V.

Buy the book and discover what you have to do to prosper in today’s market.  Buy the downloadable WorkBook and discover how to do it!