NABS CAREER STRATEGY MEETINGS

Twice monthly on Tuesday mornings in Toronto, a group of communications, marketing, advertising and media professionals, keen to advance their careers, either by securing their next position or by carving an entrepreneurial path, meet to help each other expedite movements forward.

Facilitated by Senior Career Consultant, Trevor Cape, participants are coached to strengthen the understanding and articulation of their unique value proposition, identify suitable career opportunities and navigate all aspects of career transition.

Key focus areas include research strategies, skill building, positioning; resumes, bios and cover letters; social media; networking; interviewing; pursuing defined opportunities and creating new ones.

Testimonials:

"Trevor has delivered his workshops for NABS across the country, and has coached hundreds of NABS clients to take command of their careers and well-being to thrive through change. He is exceptionally effective empowering clients with positive perspectives, career options, and marketable language to help people understand and articulate their strengths, and personal brand, and materialize meaningful career opportunities. He also has an exceptional ability to truly listen to people and make them feel safe, powerful, and equipped for growth. I have received glowing feedback from his clients, of all ages and stages, for years." ~Louise Berube

"Thanks so much Trevor for all that you do . Feeling such gratitude for these sessions as they are positive and uplifting during what can seem like an isolating time. Learning lots and realizing its taking me time to discover who I am Now and what I want to create as my next experience."

"Hi Trevor - it was pleasure to meet and learn from you yesterday at the NABs session. There were some practical insights that you shared on cover letters/interviews that I will be putting into action immediately. Thanks for your insight and advice and I look forward to staying connected."

Resume Template

Download a basic resume template here

Some key considerations:

  • Own your career story and tell it well
  • Capture it on a two page resume
  • Focus on getting the work you love, that you do well, and are compensated well for, accordingly
  • No need to include sections like Community Engagement, Awards, etc. if you have no content to include
  • Use consistent letterhead (headers) for cover letter and resume
  • Make sure you have adequate with space so it is attractive and easy to engage with

Spaces are limited so please register now to attend. If you have any questions about the session or would like to learn more please contact:

Trevor Cape at trevor.cape@onpositioning.com

March 6th Focus: STRATEGIC INTERVIEWING AND FOLLOW-UP

Ace behavioural interviews and the art of following up. Learn strategies to anticipate questions address difficult questions, own your story and build your natural confidence. Bring your resume and a suitable job description and gain some valuable practice.

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March 27th Focus: FACTOR X - LEVERAGING YOUR UNIQUE POWER AND POTENTIAL

We all have something truly unique - our personal brand! Learn techniques to build it, manage it and position yourself to find work that is perfect for you.

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April 10th Focus: RESUMES, COVER LETTERS AND MESSAGING

Learn vital communication strategies to build effective resumes and inspiring cover letters. Discover the power of the two-part accomplishment-based resume with promise and proof. Learn techniques to comb your experience for value and present it well.

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April 24th Focus: Your Personal Brand and Core Value Proposition

Your brand is your most valuable asset in job search. Champion your best self and align your messaging. Master the subtle but vital energetic components of your approach to inspire engagement, commitment, trust, and your next opportunity.

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May 8th Focus: Networking to Get Working

Learn valuable networking strategies on and off line. Build and inspire audiences on social networks. Learn effective meeting structures and approaches, follow-ups and tracking, and increase the result from your outreach efforts.

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May 22nd Focus: Ace Your Interviews

Learn strategies to ace behavioural interviews, anticipate challenges, articulate your story, address difficult questions and build your natural confidence. Bring your resume and a suitable job description and gain some valuable practice.

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June 5th Focus: Revitalizing Your Job Search

Revitalization is a critical aspect of well-being, especially through transition. Learn techniques to refresh your energy, perspectives, attitude and approach to your job search. Important tips for those changing careers or job search focus.

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June 26th Focus: Energy, Magnetism and Becoming the Candidate of Choice

Energy is often the key differentiator between a winning candidate and the runner up. Incorporate understandings of perspective, positioning, and energy mastery to steer your career artfully and speed up your job search.

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