How to Prepare for a New Career in 2021

EVERYTHING has changed for us this year. Is it finally time to take charge of your career path in 2021?

What now?

With COVID quarantining an outstanding amount of people’s career, now could be the perfect opportunity to figure out a new career path. One that you have dreamed about. Below you will find some key tips on how to prepare for a new career in 2021.

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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A career is not something that you take care of, only when you’re in trouble, and when your back is against a wall… Careers 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 some quick & easy tips on managing your career & finding new opportunities to improve your profile to hiring managers.

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About mI: Welcome to the best career advice you can get!

If you are in need of solid career advice, you’ve come to the right place!

Looking to land your first job, advance your career, or reposition yourself at the executive level? The post-pandemic job market is harder than ever! However, that’s why the 2021 edition of CAREERS AF! …New rules, new tools for the post-pandemic gig economy is the “go-to” guide  for career advice to help you navigate your strongest path to career success.

HOW IT WORKS

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. We support you in job search, and help you access the hidden job market. After that, we walk you through how to interview successfully through artificial intelligence portals and negotiate your job offer to your best advantage. As a result, our career advice  is your best option to help you achieve a career win-win!

CAREERS AF! is available at the following retailers: Amazon, Indigo (Kobo), Barnes & Noble (Nook), FriesenPress Bookstore, GooglePlay, and iTunes.Careers AF!

ABOUT THE BOOK  

It’s a Whole New Job World Out There! Are You Ready?

Whether 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.

“An inspired, and inspiring, look at careers designed to help job seekers chart a path in the new normal.” – Alisyn Camerota, Anchor, CNN New Day

“Nadon provides a powerful, much needed framework – now more than ever — on how to be in the driver’s seat of your career.”  – Hassan Akmal, Inaugural Executive Director, UCLA Career Center & Author: How to be a Career Mastermind™

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.

Career Planning and Recruitment

career planning and recruitment with Michelle NadonmI’s Career Activism program gives you a truly competitive career planning and recruitment advantage. In one-on-one personal coaching sessions, we help you develop marketing tools with a strong personal brand. We guide you in confidently targeting the exact companies and roles you aspire to. We enhance your interview skills, your negotiating power, and your ability to “make a business case”.

These will help you secure the exact role you want, on the team that you want. Getting your career plan into shape is a simple 3 step process…

Session 1: Building Your Plan & Your Brand

  • Developing and planning short, mid and long-term goals to identify the path you wish to take whether it’s career progression, or career transition.
  • Marketing tool reviews: Targeted resume writing, online profiles, job applications, cover letters & thank you notes, bios, pitch statements and personal brands. We help you optimize your positioning and packaging.
  • Identify and address skills shortages and experience gaps.
  • Clarifying your message through clear “pitch statements”.
  • Build a solid job search strategic plan.

Session 2: How To Access The Hidden Job Market

  • 10 ways to plan an effective job search online and on the ground.
  • How to determine if you have the skills to get shortlisted.
  • How to develop job leads through your professional and personal networks.
  • Leverage MI’s spectacular media company database for leads and introductions to top media companies and contact info for decision makers.
  • How to develop make a business case for your candidacy that resonates strongly with hiring managers.
  • When and how to call, email, and follow up.

Session 3: Master Class – Interview & Hire Negotiations

  • 4 ways to master a screening call.
  • Interview Prep: understand business etiquette and important protocols, prepare for a wide range of interview styles, and understand what the interviewer is seeking.
  • How to determine fair market value for salaries.
  • How to negotiate your compensation package.
  • How to build a successful entry strategy for the new company and how to position your exit strategy for the company you’re moving on from.



    À LA CARTE RECRUITING Our goal at mI is to improve the talent acquisition, development and retention factors for small to medium sized media businesses. Our model is designed to free our clients from complex candidate sourcing, liaison and administration. We give you the flexibility to choose only those services that you need. We shortlist talent with 85%+ match to your required skills. And we do it fast – so you don’t lose top talent to other companies.

    • Recruitment & Executive Search
    • Custom Job Descriptions & Position Profiles
    • Pre-Qualifying Talent
    • Applicant Tracking, Screening, Shortlisting
    • Compensation &  Contract Negotiation
    • Reference & Background Checks
    • Labour Market Trends & Analysis

    And we’ve got the bandwidth! mI sources top-standard, brand-building, media-savvy talent with the inclination and capacity for growth! Our talent pool spans entry, mid-management, senior and executive management levels. Our talent pool has 20K+ media professionals with expertise in: programming & production, content development, interactive, mobile & social media, policy & research, business development & sales, business affairs & financial management, creative services & creative management, IT/ICT, publishing, marketing & communications.

    OUTPLACEMENT

    mI provides customized career coaching for individuals and groups. Our career planning and recruitment programs set your former employees up for success, helps them beat the competition, and shortens the time spent on job search. We provide valuable one-on-one ongoing support through the full transition process: identifying goals, upgrading self-marketing tools, and we offer solid strategies for accessing the hidden job market, and getting in front of the right people at the right times, for the right reasons.

Contact

REACH OUT FOR CAREER COUNSELLING!

m: 416.533.6788 | e: nadon@mediaintelligence.ca  Blog: www.mediaintelligence.ca | Facebook: http://bit.ly/2mr58zZ | Twitter: @m_intelligence | Instagram: mediaINTELLIGENCE.ca | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mediaINTELLIGENCEca

Reach out for career counselling, and connect to get the latest industry intel and learn how to get access to the hidden job market! Check out our Career Activism program to help you navigate the post-pandemic world of work.

Privacy and confidentiality are paramount: we will not give your information to anyone.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PATRONS

We are grateful to our Canadian media clients for your patronage these past 17 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 of animals. Animals are our fave charity! For this, we are especially grateful to you.

Career Goals and Wish-list Exercise

When was the last time you wrote up your career goals and wish-list? …In fact, have you ever?  

WRITE UP YOUR CAREER GOALS

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!

IDENTIFYING & 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, no more instability, no more throwing everything at the wall and hoping something sticks! 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… 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 policy for municipal government.
  • I want to produce a YouTube series showcasing…(insert favourite subject!)
  • 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

Once you’re done, send your list along by email, and I’ll 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.

The sooner you can identify your career goals and wish-list, the faster I can help you realize them!