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Are You Who Employers Are Looking For? Here's what bosses say are the top skills they are looking for:

Problem Solving: "I want someone who can solve problems - find a way to make things work." Do you try to figure things out to fix a problem or just give up?

Clear Speaking & Listening: "I am looking for someone who's good with people - explain things and listens." Do you make eye contact, listen to the whole message and get your point across easily?

Friendly: "I want someone who will think first about the whole team and what they can do to help out." Do you smile, look people in the eye and speak calmly to others?

Flexible: "I want someone who will think first about the whole team and what they can do to help out." When things don't go as planned, do you adjust and make the best of a tricky situation?

Self-Management: "I want people who can take care of themsleves and their work - show up on time, healthy, clean and ready to get the job done." Do you show up on time, leave your personal problems behind and get on with the day?

Organized: "I am looking for workers who can keep their things in order, follow a system and organize other's activities." Do you keep track of things and keep your work in order and running smoothly?

Hardworking: "I am seeking employees who work hard and take pride in what they do." Do you try your best and take pride in a job well done?

Reliable: "I want a worker who I can depend on - who will come through with what they say they're going to do and when they're going to do it." Do you keep your word and act responsibly to get the job done?

Taking Initiative: "I want people who will take the time to look around, see what needs fixing and solve the problem without being asked." Do you try to get things done when you see the need?

Basic Reading, Writing & Math SKills: "I am looking for someone who can read and write and do basic math." Can you read instructions and use a calculator?

If you have these skills - Show Them Off and put them on your resume!

Creating a resume is a very important part of your job search. What information should you include? Your education, work experience, volunteer work, skills and accomplishments, work objective, references and most importantly your name, address, and telephone number should be included. Sometimes you can't afford to be choosy but it is important to look for work that will match your skills and interests. Here are some places that can help.

Employ - Youth Employment Program


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Phone: 250-545-5705

First Nations Employment Services


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Phone: 250-558-3345

Independent Living Vernon


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Phone: 250-545-9292

NexusBC Community Resource Centre


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Phone: 250-545-0585

Service Canada


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Phone: 1-800-622-6232

Up and Coming Job Opportunities

Vernon and District Immigrant Services Society (VDISS)


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Phone: 250-542-4177

WorkBC Employment Services Centre


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Phone: 250-545-5705

Worker's Compensation Board (WCB)


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Phone: 1-888-621-SAFE (7233)
 
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