Careers AF! (2nd Edition): New Rules, New Tools for the Post-pandemic Gig Economy Offers a First-Rate Fail-Proof Career Strategy

Careers AF!: (2nd Edition) New rules, new tools for the post-pandemic gig economy by M. Michelle Nadon

Careers AF! (2nd Edition): New Rules, New Tools for the Post-pandemic Gig Economy Offers a First-Rate Fail-Proof Career Strategy

Book Review

Title: Careers AF! (2nd Edition): New Rules, New Tools for the Post-Pandemic Gig Economy
Author:  M. Michelle Nadon
Imprint: FriesenPress
Released: July 6, 2021
Pages: 252
ISBN-13: 978-1039126480
Stars:  5.00

Recently, a dear friend and colleague, public and media relations specialist Irene Carroll, invited me to attend M. Michelle Nadon‘s Wednesday Career Jam Zoom group.  As I am trying to grow my second business as an entrepreneur, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to network, and it is.  I was immediately struck by Mitch’s (the author’s preferred name) dynamic, forthright, sincere, and warm personality, and it was clear that she knows about what she speaks. She genuinely wants to help people become career activists who achieve their short, mid, and long-term career goals.

I just finished reading her book, Careers AF! (2nd Edition): New Rules, New Tools for the Post-Pandemic Gig Economy, from cover to cover, and Mitch’s authentic voice comes through in every sentence.  It is chock full of first-rate, mindful, and initiative-taking advice and a clear-cut strategy for everything you must do to land your dream job in the post-pandemic economy—not that the never-ending pandemic is post yet!

Careers AF! is easy to read and understand, and the content is golden. It offers a professional career strategy plan for New Canadians, Boomers, Millennials, and Generations X, Y, and Z. Nadon interspersed terrific Mindset Alerts, Landmine Alerts, and Killer App Alerts that highlight essential tips to grab your attention. In addition, Careers AF! contains insightful quotes and links from media industry professionals, many of whom have worked with Mitch, a highly regarded recruitment specialist, career strategist, and media instructor who has serviced the Canadian media, entertainment, and cultural sectors for nearly twenty years. Her company, mediaINTELLIGENCE, “links today’s business with top talent through innovative recruitment models and cutting-edge career enrichment programs.”

Chapter 21: Smart Start: How To Start Your Own Business was particularly helpful to me, and I wish I had known its contents when I started my first entrepreneurial endeavour in 2008. Oh, to have known then what I know now! I have begun to implement Mitch’s career strategy and will be referring to this book repeatedly as I move forward.

I would like to see branded graphic images within the pages of this book as I believe they would perfectly highlight and punctuate the content, making a designed book shine. The Table of Contents contains the complete contents of this Edition, so if you skim, head to the back of the book.

M. Michelle Nadon Careers AF!
Recruitment Specialist, Career Strategist, and Author M. Michelle Nadon

Recruitment Specialist, Career Strategist, and Author M. Michelle Nadon

Mitch Nadon offers a terrific Career Toolkit for only $29.99 from her website that contains everything you need to reinvent yourself and build a new business. I highly recommend that you purchase this book and the toolkit if you’re trying to navigate the post-pandemic gig economy to land your dream job or build and grow your business. If you do, there’s no way you can fail. Get it on Amazon here.

Esteem Rising by Jennifer Chandler

April’s Featured Blog: Esteem Rising by Jennifer Chandler

I enjoy reading Jennifer Chandler’s blog Esteem Rising because Jennifer is an intelligent and interesting woman close to my age who writes about anything and everything that she feels is relevant or simply wants to talk about. She includes light-hearted to emotionally complex personal musings, business related issues, and perceptive social observations and has written about topics as diverse as sexual predators, a holistic approach to work, Haiti, social media, Transport Canada vs. Terrorism, designer Candice Olson, the Olympics, government pensions for serial killers, human trafficking, Jane Goodall’s Reason For Hope DVD, and her struggle with being a chocoholic and trying to refrain from eating chocolate over Easter.

Jennifer believes in the empowerment of women and each month features a Woman of Influence and also highlights a Featured Charity of the Month.

Life Path, Career Path, Path to Service, Path to Greatness, Path to Peace. So many paths to take, encouraging us to begin the journey with our first step, and we are always rewarded. The reward is in the lesson, the vision, the realization of something greater than our minds could conceive. The paths we choose to follow, impact not only ourselves, but also those closest to us. Some paths impact the world and it is in that spirit that this page is created. ~ Jennifer

I never know what Jennifer’s going to write about but I know that it’s always going to be interesting and thought-provoking and I’m going to get to know her better. I have discovered that Jennifer is a wonderful person to know!

Jennifer Chandler is a Career Consultant, Self Esteem Coach and Writer. Her writing has has been featured in articles and magazines all across Canada, including the Edmonton Journal, the Vancouver Sun and Chatelaine Magazine.

From her website:

“Jennifer Chandler owns a successful consulting business and has worked passionately with clients for 20 years in the areas of personal and professional development. She began with a rewarding role as a Victim Services Worker for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and later embarked on a new phase of her professional life as a Certified Career Development Practitioner and Employment Program Coordinator.

Jennifer has enjoyed sharing her knowledge and expertise through published articles, interviews, workshops and one to one coaching. She is particularly interested in the study of women who have influenced our world and is now sharing that interest through blogging and as a writer for TimeFinders Magazine – Worldly Women.

Over the years she has volunteered her time and contributes to various charities locally and worldwide.”

All of this and we share a passion for writing, music, dogs, travel, and home decorating! I can’t think of one single thing that I don’t like about Jennifer Chandler.