Nonfiction Book Review
Title: Careers AF! (2nd Edition): New Rules, New Tools for the Post-Pandemic Gig Economy
Author: M. Michelle Nadon
Released: July 6, 2021
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.
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.