It’s not a secret that Career Link’s Facebook page is a fantastic place to start your local job search, but we thought we’d point it out anyhow. Our resident Labour Market Information (LMI) and Career Lab team maintains this resource of local jobs that complements our ever-popular emailed free Job Alerts (sign up by simply entering your email address at the bottom of any of our website‘s pages).
While Job Alerts are usually emailed to our subscribers once a day, reflecting new job postings sent to us by local employers, our Facebook page is updated continuously throughout the day and displays all employment opportunities in our region, whether they are sent to us or not.* Our Career Link team seeks out sites like Indeed.ca, wowjobs.ca, local Craig’s List job postings, The Powell River Peak job postings and ads, job postings at Vancouver Coastal Health, the City of Powell River and Powell River Regional District‘s websites, Service Canada, Kijiji, Vancouver Island University, School District 47, Catalyst Paper, and many more individual local business sites, giving you with a comprehensive up-to-date look at what’s out there. In addition to this, you will get LMI and job-related links to online articles and videos that enhance your job search, as well as reminders about special programs, courses, and workshops that might interest you. Best of all, you don’t even need to have a Facebook profile to make use of our page — but we’d like you to “like” us, so we encourage you to take full advantage with your own Facebook profile. Be creative if you have privacy concerns; you don’t need to use your real name on Facebook.
For a review on how to search for work yourself, and quickly, you can attend a free workshop at Career Link called “Surfing the Job Banks Online” offered every second and fourth Monday of the month at 1PM (call to reserve: 604.485.7958). Other workshops are also available. See our calendar here or drop by Career Link and sign up for a handy bi-weekly orientation sessions (Tuesdays at 9:30-10:15AM and Thursdays at 1:30-2:25PM); sign up in person or call 604.485.7958. Attendance at a Career Link Orientation Session is required before scheduling an appointment with one of our amazing Career Counsellors.
* Career Link posts these positions as a free service for the community. Career Link does not screen employers or applicants, and assumes no responsibility or liability for the job postings. Any arrangements are between the job seeker and the employer.