What do you say when you are asked....
"What is your biggest strength?"
People often find this question hard to answer because it feels a bit like bragging, but remember you have strengths. Be ready to tell your employer about them.
Why do employers ask you this question?
In an interview for a delivery position you might say…
“ My strength is that I am 100% reliable. When I am supposed to be someplace, I am there. Because of that I get along well with my co-workers. They know they can count on me to get my part of the job done. You can expect my deliveries to be on time if I get this job.”
Robert, Vocational Counsellor
If you want more help getting ready for an interview call us at Prince Albert Community Services, (306)953-4460.
If these haven't worked for you, maybe you could give us a call at Prince Albert Community Services and we can be of help. Robert - Vocational Counsellor
Everybody seems to describe what the word “community” means, in different ways. One definition of community is;” a feeling of fellowship with another as a result of sharing a common attitude of interest and goals”. If you were to define the workers here at the Community Service Centre you would find that we all embrace that word Community. We all strive to assist people with multiple barriers to find the full potential they all have inside.
Community should be about encouraging people to take ownership of their lives and their environment. The power to change a community comes from within the community. When a group of people that share common interests and goals decide that enough is enough change will happen. The art of being a community has been lost to some degree and people are not as considerate of each other as we once were. In this digital age we have forgotten how to interact with each other.
We cannot forget that social interaction is important for change. You cannot take you cell phone into a job interview. It is ok to talk to people without the use of social media. It is ok to know who your neighbor is. One step to change is recognizing where you can step in and help.
I would encourage everyone to evaluate what community means, and find a way to be involved and make a positive step forward in changing our community.
“Ruth – Resource Coach and Change Champion”
Tell me a little about yourself.
The "tell me about yourself" question is almost always the first question at an interview. If you are ready for it you can make a great first impression.
All you really have to do is tell them about yourself, and link it to the job you want.
“ I’m from Prince Albert. I earned my grade 12 here and had several part time jobs working in retail sales. I like people a lot, that’s why I volunteer at the hospital. With volunteering and six years of sales experience I know many people in Prince Albert who trust me as a sales person. I’m sure I could help your business sell to new customers”
If you want more information on how to make sure your interview be the very best it can be call us at the Community Service Centre. (306)-953-4460
The Samuel McLeod Business Awards: On Thursday April 26th Prince Albert Community Services, Pine Industries and SARCAN was awarded the Samuel McLeod Business Award for N0n- Profit business of the year for 2017. The award was presented to our CEO Mr.
Bill Powalinsky at the Samuel McLeod awards banquet. Mr. Powalinsky stated that the award was given to CSC and its partner groups for its commitment to providing services that enhance the quality of life to meet individual and community needs. The award also celebrates our 50th anniversary of providing services to Prince Albert and district. Congratulation's to the Board of Directors and Staff of the Prince Albert Community Service Centre, Pine Industries and SARCAN for a job well done. Best wishes for another 50 years of service to our community.
The Prince Albert Community Service Centre is embarking on some new iniciatives to assist with finding employment in and around the city of Prince Albert. The first of these is to update our website and make it more visible and memorable. We are going to try to have you the reader want to come back and check in to what we are doing and what assistance we can give you. In a way that's one of the best bits of advice I can give to a job hunter. Be memorable! But, in a good way. When you drop by an employers place of work, dress nicely, be clean, speak clearly and be friendly. The employer will remember you as the pleasant person who came to find a job. We spend more time on this bit of advice in our Job Finding Club. If you are interested in this or other ways we can be of assistance feel free to give us a call at (306)-953-4460. Watch our blog for new updates. Robert