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July 3rd Hot Sheet

Do you have a passion for the outdoors and an interest in pursuing a career in forestry? Attend the Advanced Forestry Skills Program information session at the Career Centre, Thursday, July 11, from 10:00am to 11:00am to learn more about this 19-week, fully-funded, field-based forestry program! Advanced Forestry Skills Training participants will gain a wide variety of skills, certifications and hands-on experience. This program includes valuable industry networking opportunities and three week job placements with local forestry employers. For more information see this week’s hot sheet.

Lordco Warehouse – July 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

Lordco is an owned and operated family-run business that began in 1974 with one small store. We provide excellent benefits for our full time employees, as well as offer lots of entry level positions and specially trained positions that are available throughout BC.

 

What does being an inclusive employer mean to you and how has it benefited your business?

Helping people rejoin the work force is rewarding and obtainable. We have found that some people require extra help to get back into the work force. Once they have the chance to prove themselves it is a win/win for everybody.

 

How many employees do you have?

We currently have 29 employees here at the warehouse. Lordco employs close to 2000 staff throughout the province.

 

What do you look for in a new employee?

Willing to be reliable with attendance and put in a good effort every shift.

 

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Have a simple, organized resume and present yourself in a positive manner.

 

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

Yes, we are hiring regularly. All our positions here at the distribution centre are general warehouse labourers. Our retail stores hire for many different positions.

 

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Drop by with your resume, or apply on line at www.lordco.com

 

 

 

 

 

July Tip of the Month

Are you LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the professional version of Facebook. Keep your photos of your dog and personal life on your Facebook, Instagram etc…, LinkedIn is the place to post about work endeavours and professional accomplishments with like-minded people.

Is It Worth My Time To Have a LinkedIn Profile?

Yes! Technology is changing rapidly and displaying your ability to adapt and keep up is important! The majority of employers will google search you on social media when hiring. Sometimes employers will even headhunt for employees before posting a job.

LinkedIn is an excellent way to show employers you’re prepared to go the extra mile by having a professional social media account highlighting what you bring to the table. As well, LinkedIn can help you find a job by strengthening your network and connections. The person you met years ago at a conference could end up being the hiring director for your dream job; it’s a small world out there!

Recruiters using LinkedIn to search for candidates will surely miss your profile if you don’t have one, that’s a huge pool of potential employers you’re missing out on! Spending as little as a few minutes every couple of months is all you will need to maintain a professional and engaging LinkedIn account.

How can changing your social media privacy settings drive employers to your LinkedIn profile and get you a job?

You need to be careful of what you are posting online as what you post online runs the risk of being there forever. However, you can manage your privacy settings across your social media accounts keeping them as private as possible so only friends can view your profiles. What’s great about setting all your social media accounts to private, but keeping LinkedIn completely open and viewable to the public, is it directs employers to your LinkedIn account!

Another amazing aspect of LinkedIn is they have developed their platform with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in mind to push your account to the top of Google’s search list. Frequently when applying to a position online there’s the option to attach your LinkedIn account, which is sure to impress an employer!

At the end of the day, why not take the extra time to create a LinkedIn account – it could be what helps you get your next job!

June 19th Hot Sheet

The Bayside is hosting a Hiring Fair today, 9:00am to 11:00am or 5:00pm to 7:00pm! They are looking for welcoming, engaging and empowered team members to provide memorable experiences at every turn of the tide. Ensure you are dressed to impressed and prepared with your resume as there will be on-the-spot interviews.  More information in this week’s hot sheet.

Please note for the months of June, July and August the hot sheet will be featured every two weeks.

Career Centre

#110-198 East Island Hwy,
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Fax. 250.248.4154

Hours
Mon-Tues 8:30am-4:30pm
Wed 8:30am-6:30pm
Thurs-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

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#110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm