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SUMMIT LOG & TIMBER HOMES – AUGUST, 2021

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

We are a custom log home construction company with current projects for local and overseas customers. When a new employee joins our company, they are joining our family. We take care of each other, on and off the jobsite. It makes for a really tight crew.

How many employees do you have?

Currently, we have 12 employees who work directly with the company as well as many subcontractors involved in various ways.

What do you look for in a new employee?

Experience is always an asset, however there are not a lot of log home builders floating around. To be successful at Summit one must be honest, reliable and hardworking. We will teach you the rest.

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

Most of our employees have been here for years, so it is not for someone who wants to learn to build a log home over the summer. We want someone who is looking to make a career.

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

Generally, those who start with us don’t have log home experience, so we would start them as labourers and develop them into builders. As for hiring, we hire based on the number of projects on the go. That said, we are really busy now.

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

The best way is to send us a resume by email to summitwoodjason@gmail.com and we will review it. If we think it is a good fits we will call you in for an interview and a tour of the site.

If you would like to see what we do, and to learn more about what you could possibly be doing on the job site, visit www.summithandcrafted.com or find us on Facebook at Summit Log & Timber Homes Inc.

AUGUST 2021 TIP OF THE MONTH

Skills for Success – Adaptability

The Government of Canada has launched a new initiative called Skills for Success that focusses on nine skills essential for people to develop for success in learning, work and everyday life.

Anyone can visit this website to find out more and access the resources. There are quizzes, workbooks and programs in order to assess, build and hone your skills.

The first skill presented is extremely relevant to everyone these days, adaptability.

Over the past eighteen months, we have faced constant change in all areas of our lives ranging from social norms, to the ways people attend school, job search, carry out the duties of their jobs and operate a business. It is important that we have the ability to develop new skills and behaviours in order to make modifications to respond to our changing circumstances.  Being adaptable means that you possess traits such as resourcefulness, open-mindedness, responsiveness and creativity. Adaptability includes problem solving, teamwork, stress management and communication skills. It also means that you are aware of, acknowledge and accept change and are able to manage expectations, cope and recover in times when change may not be positive; this is known as resiliency.

When faced with impending change, all of the above components of adaptability may seem overwhelming to embody. Therefore, here are some simple tips to start cultivating your ability to adapt:

  • Learn from others and seek new ways to do things
  • Be willing to make mistakes; acknowledge that it is an opportunity to learn and grow
  • Think positively and realistically; use positive self talk
  • Ask questions and seek understanding
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for support
  • Reflect on your experiences – what went well and what could be done differently

If you are able to increase your adaptability, then the next time there is a change in your personal life or career path, you will find it easier to adjust or figure out an effective way to respond and cope.

If you are curious about assessing and developing your adaptability skills and exploring the other Skills for Success, visit this site:

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/jobs/training/initiatives/skills-success.html

JULY 14 HOT SHEET

Have we got some great hot leads for you during this very hot weather! Find the most recent Career Centre Hot Sheet which highlights links for local job postings, job boards and job indexes.

OCEAN TRAILS RESORT – JULY, 2021

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

At Ocean Trails Resort we strive to create a work place where all of our employees feel appreciated and valued as a member of the team.

How many employees do you have?

Currently we have 14 employees and many have been working with us for several seasons.

What do you look for in a new employee?

At Ocean Trails Resort we are always on the lookout for upbeat, energetic people to join our team. We are open to exploring all training options a new hire may need to enhance their skill set.

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

We welcome you to come by the office, drop off a resume and fill out an application. We may be the fit you have been looking for!  We are always open to welcome new members to our teams.

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

We are hiring now and have several positions open in our housekeeping department. These are full time, permanent positions. We also offer flexibility for those needing a shorter day or fewer days in a week. We do anticipate an opening in the office for a front desk clerk later in the summer.

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

The best way is to come into the office in person with a resume and fill in an application. We can also accept resumes via email to accounts@ocean-trails.com.

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

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Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
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Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm