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EMPLOYER OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2023

 

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

Arrowsmith Health Care Society is a not-for-profit health care provider that offers long-term care services, assisted living, and day programming for adults in the community.  We are a unionized employer that offers a comprehensive benefits package, paid sick leave, pension plan and matching wages to the Health Authority pay rates.

All of our rooms at Arrowsmith Lodge are subsidized by Island Health and our suites at Cokely Manor are subsidized by both Island Health and BC Housing.

Health Care is a growth industry, adding more and more positions, job security and rewarding work conditions in order to help others.

How many employees do you have?

We employ approximately 180 people.  That includes full-time, part-time and casual.

What do you look for in a new employee?

We look for people who are good critical thinkers, able to adapt to an ever-changing environment, and have a passion for helping others.  Every person is equally important here, every department has to work with each other as a team in order to make everything run smoothly. We are a 24 hour operator, so need workers around the clock, weekends, and we offer flexible shifts.

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

Yes, we are hiring now!!  There are numerous positions: housekeeping, laundry, dietary aide, cooks, care aides, registered nurses, licenced practical nurses, and activity aides.

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

Drop off a resume and cover letter at 266B Moilliet Street.  It is always best if you can deliver it to the Manager responsible in your area of interest, provided they are available.

  • Care: Karen Fredlund
  • Housekeeping and Dietary: Sheila Monaghan
  • Activities: Heidi Barker

Resumes will also be accepted via email to scheduler@arrowsmithlodge.ca

EMPLOYER OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2023

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

We are a locally and family owned and operated restaurant originally established in 1983 in Houston, BC and re-established in 2017. We offer a variety of quality comfort foods and thirst quenchers with genuine and kind service in a family friendly environment. We work alongside our team and strive to constantly look at ways to improve, become more efficient and grow in ways of team and brand development.

How many employees do you have?

We currently employ a team of 24 part and full-time employees.

What do you look for in a new employee?

We can teach the skills and provide the tools necessary to succeed but to be a part of our team, it is imperative to have a good attitude and excellent work ethic. No experience is necessary, we look for those who are ready to work hard.

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

Drop by and ask to speak with Jordan or Sherri. We would love the opportunity to meet you.

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

We are always hiring and looking for that special talent to recruit. Whether it’s for a management position, cooking, serving, dishwashing, etc.

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

The best way is to apply in person and ask to speak with Jordan and Sherri, preferably during downtimes, (outside of high revenue periods such as the dinner rush) as we would like the opportunity to meet you. Another great way to apply is by emailing your resume to hjsoceanside@gmail.com.

TIP OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2023

NOW’S THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR OUR 2023 HIRING FAIR!

If you are looking for work, plan to attend the WorkBC Hiring Fair hosted by the Career Centre on Thursday March 16th from 12pm-4pm at Ecole Ballenas Secondary School in Parksville. With upwards of 50 employers on-site, this is a unique opportunity and a terrific way for job seekers to connect face-to-face with businesses who are looking to hire!

Here are some tips and suggestions on how to start planning for the job fair and your job search in general – we want you to be successful!

Step 1: Attend a “How to Prepare for a Hiring Fair” workshop

Learn networking strategies to ensure your success when you meet face-to-face with employers. Understand what you need to prepare before, during and after the Hiring Fair. Watch for these workshops coming up in early March.

Step 2: Dress for Success

This is no different than attending a job interview at an employer’s place of business, so you need to dress neatly and appropriately. If you need interview attire, set up an appointment to see an employment consultant here at the Career Centre – we can help.

Step 3: Research Registered Employers

You can get a step ahead of the competition by checking the list of businesses participating in the fair and researching your favourites! You can learn a lot about a company by looking online, including a glimpse of their work culture and values. After completing your research, prepare a list of questions to ask employers when you are at the Hiring Fair.

Step 4: Bring Several Copies of Your Resume

Take a folder with you containing a list of the employers you want to meet, as well as several copies of your resume, cover letters (addressed to specific employers) and letters of reference (if you have them). Be prepared to hand out additional resumes to employers not on your list. If you need assistance with creating/updating your resume, be sure to attend our Resumes and Cover Letters workshop prior to the Hiring Fair (workshops run February 6 and 22).

Step 5: Be Prepared for an Impromptu Interview

You may have two to five minutes to market yourself to a potential employer and gather information, so make the most of your time. Prior to attending, develop a one-minute “presentation statement” to highlight your qualifications. For more information on marketing yourself, consider attending our Branding “YOU”  workshop (February 7 and 21) and/or Acing the Interview (February 7 and 27).

Step 6: Network! Network! Network!

Practice the perfect greeting including eye contact, as this will make a good first impression. A Hiring Fair is a great opportunity to connect with employers and other job seekers that can support moving your career forward. Push yourself to connect with as many people as you can at the Hiring Fair.

Step 7: Collect Contact Information

Write down the name of the person and company you are interested in and their contact information, or make sure to ask for a business card from them. This will support you with Step 8.

Step 8: Send a Thank-you Note

Stay ahead of your competition by sending a thank-you note or email to your employers of choice the next day. If you do this via email, make sure it is in proper business language; no jargon, abbreviations or spelling mistakes.

The Career Centre’s Hiring Fair is a free event for job seekers to connect with local employers. For information on upcoming workshops or to register, call 250.248.3205.

We look forward to seeing you on March 16th at Ecole Ballenas Secondary School from 12-4pm!

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-6:00pm
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