A Primer for Jobs with BC Ferries

  For most applicants, a career with BC Ferries tends to start on a temporary or part-time basis. The majority of work open to the public starts as on call shift personnel who handle everything from customer service aboard a ship, to attendants in terminals. Covering a spectrum of work on both land and sea, BC Ferries is... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Careers in Adventure & Accessible Tourism

Coming on the heels of our Earth Week special series of blog posts on "Green" jobs, this month in Career Sense we feature Adventure and Accessible Tourism as a "Green" career option. The Adventure Tourism industry is gaining in popularity all the time, and especially in smaller markets like Powell River, it is a notable seasonal career option that... Continue Reading →

Career paths in the hotel industry

By Maureen Latta In the hotel industry, it’s often feast or famine. Business in the Powell River region fluctuates depending on factors like season, ferry service, and strength of the Canadian dollar. This summer is sure to be a feast with the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) being held in June, and the... Continue Reading →

Powell River Employers: Career Link needs YOUR help. Take our quick survey today (you can win a prize!)

Calling all Powell River Employers: Career Link is hosting a job fair! Are you having trouble finding qualified, motivated employees? We can help you save both time and money while meeting your recruiting needs. Scheduled for early spring, this free event will bring together employers and jobseekers in a low-pressure, structured environment. Employers will benefit from free... Continue Reading →

Training the Musicians of Tomorrow

Conductor Arthur Arnold believes there is a future in music for young people with passion and commitment. “Music is so much a part of who we are, what we need in life. It’s a necessity when something big happens, like what we saw during 9/11. Once the streets of New York were clear and safe,... Continue Reading →

Summer Jobs 2013

It's that time of the year again, when the summer jobs start popping like cherry blossoms. Traditionally, apart from holiday relief work in retail (tip: Walmart and Safeway are hiring for multiple positions) and some manufacturing sectors (tip: Catalyst Paper is hiring students), the sectors that heat up with the temperatures include: Tourism/Food services (tourism guides,... Continue Reading →

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