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August Tip of the Month

Kimberly’s Top 10 Reasons for Finding Summer Employment

1. Learning Opportunities:
Gain knowledge, experience, and professionalism needed to succeed in a career.

2. Short term goals:
Working for the summer can help you save money before going back to school or saving for that new car.

3. Networking:
While working this summer, make new contacts who can help you find long term employment in the fall.

4. Variety:
Short term or summer employment allows you to be excited about trying something new – you won’t get bored doing the same old thing!

5. Enjoy working in better weather conditions:
Think sun and fun while making a living!

6. May lead into full time employment:
Summer is a good time to discover if your employment is a good fit for you and your employer. If it is, often employers will try to keep you on all year.

7. Signing bonuses:
Many employers will give employees a bonus if they stay on for the entire season.

8. More employment opportunities to choose from:
Summer is the busiest time of the year for health care, hospitality, tourism, construction and landscaping.

9. Earn more money in a shorter time frame:
The fishing industry is a good example of good pay in a few months of work.

10. Make new friends:
Summer employment allows you to meet other people that are not necessarily around all year. For example, tourists or students who are here on a working visa. They too are only wanting short term employment, but may want to stay in touch and become good friends.

August 12th Hot Sheet

There are many employment opportunities to consider! Take a look at this week’s Hot Sheet for the latest postings and labour market information.

Qualicum Beach Pharmasave – August 2019

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

We are an independently owned and operated store with a friendly team oriented staff. We offer Competitive Wages, Medical/Dental Benefits, Store Benefits, Training, Staff Events and a terrific working environment with great operating hours.

How many employees do you have?

Approximately 40 people

What do you look for in a new employee?

We like to hire people who have a good attitude and are team players. They must have a great work ethic, be dependable, and be personable. Though someone with experience is an asset, skills can be taught.

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

Come knowing some history about our store, our store hours and what we sell.

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

Yes, we are always evolving and have some staff who are retiring.

Photo Lab Assistant, Cosmeticians, Cashiers, Merchandisers, Pharmacy Tech, Ideal Protein Coach

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

Bring us a resume in person, show us you care!

Career Centre

#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-6:30pm
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