How to Prepare for a New Career in 2023

What now?

With COVID quarantining an outstanding amount of peoples’ careers, now is the perfect opportunity to prepare for a new career in 2022. One that you have dreamed about. Below you will find some key tips on how to do just that!

Working from home has forced a lot of change on job seekers — regular methods of job search have been seriously impacted, and the competitive environment has increased ten-fold. If you are going to get after this new career, you have to make it a focused part of your energy. Here’s how.

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5 Top Tips to Make BIG Things Happen in Your Career

Want to know the 5 top tips to make big things happen in your career?

The biggest mistake you can make, is only taking care of your career when your back is against the wall! Career maintenance should be taken care of on an ongoing basis!

In today’s current job climate, the competition can be fierce. That’s ok. We are resilient beings. Here we provide 5 top tips to make big things happen in your career — quick & easy tips on managing your career and finding new opportunities to improve your profile to hiring managers.

How to get a job

Easy tips on how to put your best foot forward in determining your career

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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!***

Contact

CONTACT US FOR CAREER COUNSELLING… Best decision ever!

Check out our Career Planning Program to help you plan and navigate career moves in the post-pandemic world! Get the latest industry intel, develop a strong personal brand, and learn how to get access to the hidden job market!

+1.416.533.6788 EST
nadon@mediaintelligence.ca

Special thanks… We are grateful to our Canadian media clients for your patronage these past 20! years, and for turning to mI to help you source media-savvy talent. As a result, our clients have facilitated the rescue and rehabilitation of dozens (…and dozens…AND DOZENS!) of animals…Because animals are our fave charity! For this, we are especially grateful!

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Career Goals Wish-List

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

…IN FACT, HAVE YOU EVER?

Pro-actively planning and managing your career 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!  Planning your goals puts you in charge, instead of external factors being in charge of you!

Career Goals

Write up your new career goals/career wish-list every year on your birthday … you owe it to yourself!

IDENTIFYING & MANAGING YOUR CAREER GOALS

How cool would it be if you actually started managing your career with confidence? Wouldn’t it be great to reduce the uncertainty of the gig economy?Even better…what if you spent less days and weeks throwing everything at the wall hoping something sticks, but came in with a clear, targeted message to hiring managers instead?  

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 at this stage of your life.

CAREER GOALS “WISH-LIST” 

Imagine having a real plan…that has teeth… All you need is your wish-list!

Challenge yourself to make a wish-list of 12 goals you’d like to realize. Each statement should reflect your dream job or professional wish-list — things you’d really like to do at this particular stage of your life. Then, add in some personal goals. Work/balance goals. Health goals. Spirituality goals. All of it! 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…

NEXT STEPS

When you’re done, send your list in and book a complimentary phone / Zoom call with me. I’ll show you how to prioritize each of your goals into short- mid- and long-term themes, and help you identify any professional development you need to get there. Then, we’ll help you build an easy, effective timeline to help you reach those goals!

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

Identify and reach your career goals

Resources to help you identify and reach your professional goals