Articles

Writing a Winning Resumé

One of the best ways to get a good job today is to have a persuasive resumé and a convincing cover letter. These marketing documents represent you, so they have to be perfect. There are new ways to develop an effective resumé and convince the employer to hire you. In...

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The Job Interview

We’ve all experienced it, the rapid heartbeat, sweaty palms, lump in the throat, inability to sleep…….the dreaded job interview!  The job interview can be a very stressful event.  Even though you’ve got nothing to lose, it still can be daunting.  Here are some tips to...

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Homeward

“Housing First is an approach that offers permanent, affordable housing as quickly as possible for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and then provides the supportive services and connections to the community-based supports people need to keep...

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HAPPY 2018! Thanks for joining us in our first blog post of 2018!  At Piers we are super excited as to what this year will hold for our clients and community partners.  We are optimistic that the year will be a successful one in the work we do, given our province’s...

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The Robotization of Labour

The pace of automation in the labour market around the world is increasing at a faster rate than first realized. According to the Brookfield Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Toronto, “nearly 42 percent of the Canadian labour force is at a high risk...

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Stress

Stress is an unavoidable, entirely necessary factor in our day to day lives.  No one is immune to stress, but people have varied responses to managing and coping with stress.  Let’s hash this stress thing out. Stress can be positive. Preparing for a job interview,...

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The Art of Motivational Interviewing

One of the newest psychological tools a clinical counsellor has to offer a client today is Motivational Interviewing (MI). The best definition of MI is a simple one. In a book written by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick called Motivational Interviewing: Helping...

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What are Life Skills?

“Life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable humans to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life.[1] The concept is also called psychosocial competency.[2] The subject varies greatly depending on social norms and community...

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A Future for Youth: A Plan of Action

One of the specialized population groups that employment services works more closely with are youth. Traditionally, Canada’s youth have had a tougher time finding work because of a lack of experience that goes with being new to the labour market. In BC, the...

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Piers is happy to collaborate with the following partners:

KELOWNA
206-478 Bernard Avenue,
Kelowna, BC V1Y 8R2

Tel: (250) 762-3494
Fax: (778) 478-0133
Email: info@pierspartners.ca

PENTICTON
95-246 Martin Street,
Penticton BC V2A 5K3

Tel: (250) 490-8696
Fax: (778) 478-0133
Email: info@pierspartners.ca

WEST KELOWNA
3672 Brown Road,
West Kelowna BC V4T 1P7

Tel: (250) 878-2740
Fax: (778) 478-0133
Email:info@pierspartners.ca

VERNON
3006 34th Street,
Vernon, BC V1T 5X5

Tel: (236) 426-3838
Fax: (778) 478-0133
Email: info@pierspartners.ca