A 60 Second Update

Though… you are welcome to take longer if you like!

This Summer, BC WiN embarked on a number of ambitious recruitment campaigns for London Drugs Retail stores (now recruiting for 23 locations across the lower mainland) and the Distribution Service Centre, Edgewater Casino, Focus Professional Services, The Cleaning Solution and a unique, committed small business employer Flip Flop Transfer.

We connected an additional 9 people to employment with Edgewater Casino, London Drugs, Focus Professional Services and Community Living BC. We are still in peak recruitment for London Drugs retail stores and an additional 18 candidates are currently in various stages of the selection process into September.

Thank you to all our Service Partners for preparing and recommending clients to help us recruit for the abundance of opportunities over the Summer, particularly in July and August as we saw an increase in the types of opportunities. BC WiN would like to especially thank the Pacific Autism Family Centre’s RWA team, Open Door Group, Neil Squire Society, Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion, the Canucks Autism Network, YWCA Metro Vancouver, posAbiltiies, Jobs West, Back in Motion/Avia, Langley Association for Community Inclusion, Abbotsford Works, Cloverdale WorkBC, Spectrum and Richmond Society for Community Living for their tremendous support in working with job seekers to best prepare for the opportunities with our Employer Partners.

Top 3 tips to help candidates better prepare for interviews with us:

  • Practice the interview questions in advance – if you don’t have our suggested practice list, contact rs@bcpartnerswin.org
  • Candidates should be able to describe a strong interest in the job, have a clear sense of what the position involves and describe their strongest skillset/qualities in relation to the opportunity
  • Grooming and attire – help candidates to focus more attention on their overall presentation to make a lasting positive first impression and come to the interview wearing appropriate clothing for the position of interest and clean clothing free of strong smells/odours (eg. tobacco or body odour)

If you have suggestions on how we can improve the recruitment experience, please reach out with feedback at any time!

In case you missed our webinar with the BC Centre for Employment Excellence, here’s the link.  This will be useful for anyone who is just beginning to work with us, especially newly added Service Partner team members to get a greater understanding for the process.