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Society of Organized Services (SOS) – December, 2022

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

SOS is an award-winning, charitable organization that has been meeting the needs and improving the lives of residents in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region since 1968. We value each member of our team and what they bring to our organization. Our staff are passionate about their work and together we strive to maintain a positive, supportive, and respectful work environment.

How many employees do you have?

What do you look for in a new employee?
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to make a positive impact in our community. If you are ambitious, value professional growth and work well in a team environment, we’d love to meet you!

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

Show us your excitement about the opportunity to be an active participant in this important community organization.

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

Yes, there are opportunities in our administration office coordinating and assisting with programs, and in our Thrift Shop there are shipper/receiver as well as merchandiser positions.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your business?
Visit our website for job listings and instructions on how to apply www.sosd69.com.



It’s easy to get bogged down this time of year. The holidays are upon us, it’s almost a new year, it feels like money is going out in a steady river and you might be looking for a new job. Whether you’re unemployed, underemployed, or looking for a change, it’s important to make a conscious choice to remain positive and thankful for all that you currently have. Here are some of my favourite articles and pointers on how to keep an attitude of gratitude this holiday season.

6 simple tips for staying thankful during a tough job search:


If you’re struggling to keep motivated and positive during your job search, a journal may help enormously:

How to Keep a Gratitude Journal During Your Job Search

Do you need to be shown why it pays to be optimistic? This article is for you!

3 Ways Having Gratitude Improves Your Job Search Results

In this Ted Talk, Brother David Steindl-Rast tells us how to use gratitude in your job search:


There are many benefits to practicing gratitude which may lead to a more positive job search outcome. A quick google search reveals an almost limitless supply of articles from many points of view. Science tells us that people who regularly practice gratitude by taking the time to observe, be present, reflect, and demonstrate compassion and kindness towards others, tend to experience more positive emotions, are more resilient, sleep better, and have lower stress and anxiety levels. All of which, can potentially impact the outcome of your job search efforts in a very positive way!

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

Mon-Tues 8:30am-4:30pm
Wed 8:30am-6:00pm
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