RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #593 ~ November 8, 2009

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #593 ~ November 8, 2009

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

I recently exchanged email updates with a high-school classmate, one I hadn't seen in 25 years or so. I gave her a quick overview of our life full-time RVing and having a home base in Alaska. Her response was that it sounded, "so exotic." Hmmm.... I thought her life working in meditation and holistic healing sounded more intriguing.

We tend to overlook the value of what is commonplace. That's true whether it is with lifestyle or job skills. Don't underestimate your abilities.

Wherever you are in your work and travels, we wish you joy and prosperity,


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Current Job Openings for RVers

Here's a sampling of the most recently listed job openings.

~ Summer Paid Employment with Alaska Travel Adventures
~ Wanted: Someone To Tow 16 Foot Trailer from GA to AZ
~ Workcamp Position in OK, Work for Site and Hook-ups
~ Help Wanted – Paying Job in South Texas for the Winter
~ Workcamp Opportunity in FL with FHU RV Spot

The freshest ads are on the November Job Listings page.

~ November Job Listings

For the archives of previously posted job listings, see the monthly job index page.

~ Job Listing Index

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Workers On Wheels Blog

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~ Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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Working RVer Tip

Skip the popular phrases and say what you mean. "Team work" and "people person" often show up on resumes and job applications. Does that mean you follow directions well? That you take charge and give directions? Or, that you stand around and visit while the other person works?

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New Pages On Work-For-RVers-And-Campers.com

Starting a Gift Basket Business

There's more to a gift basket business than buying things and putting them in a container. No room in the RV for supplies? Take orders and let a professional service assemble and ship them.

How to Start a Gift Basket Business

by Jennifer James, FabJob.com author

You've seen them in department stores, boutiques and gift shops. Or possibly sent and received them yourself. They are beautiful and brimming with unique gifts and tasty treats. They are a more personalized gift than balloons, and more practical than sending flowers.

Of course we're talking about gift baskets, a hot trend in gift-giving these days. And behind the scenes, another major trend is emerging - people who choose to start a gift basket business are launching one of the fastest-growing types of businesses today.

Gift basket businesses are starting up all over the country, and with good reason. Not only is the work fun and creative, but you can also start a gift basket business easily from home, by setting up a small space where you design and build your gift baskets.

You also have unlimited potential to grow when you start a gift basket business. "I launched my [gift basket] business selling $20,000 in baskets that first holiday season. The business doubled year after year, and has continued to grow substantially," says gift basket business owner Cherie Reagor, twice named Designer of the Year by the gift basket industry.

~~ Read the rest of this article on the website.

~ How to Start a Gift Basket Business

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Working RVer Tip

Does your email address give the first impression you want to project? It may be the first thing a prospective employer sees from you.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Lacking Resume References

~~ Joel S. asks: What does a nice guy do about references for his resume when all he has done in his life are terrible production line jobs? What references could we use from people who never cared about us, just the almighty dollar?

I long for the outdoors and being able to be me, a nice and very friendly person. My wife, also. Our dream is to work camp and be free from the rat race, and be able to serve others with a great big smile on our faces.

~~ I answered in part: Don't put references on your resume.

If a prospective employer asks you for references, give references that are not related to your past employment.

Are you a member of a home-owner's association, community or fraternal organizations, or any hobby clubs? You might list an officer of those groups. Consider your landlord. Or, your church pastor or choir director. Or, someone you've done business with for many years. Have you done any volunteer work? Are you a regular customer at any independently owned shop? A business owner (i.e. campground owner) may consider a recommendation coming from another business owner more worthwhile than one from the human resources department of a large company.

~~ Read the longer version of my answer on the website -- and add your comments.

~ Lacking Resume References

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Ways RVers Make Money

Here's a sampling of work RVers can do to cut their expenses, earn a living, and pay for their travels.

~ Watch repair
~ Security guard
~ Construction laborer
~ Sell advertising for publications
~ Teach adult ed classes

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Watkins Bus. Info

Part of our income comes from my being an Independent Watkins Associate (ID #362289). You could be one, too.

~ Buy or Sell Watkins Products

~ Use and Tell Team Building Method

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Working RVer Tip

Jobs are always changing. Be willing to learn what you need to learn to adapt to those changes.

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Employer Profile

Whistle Creek Livestock Preserve

~~ by Lucinda L. Weaver & D. James Yount

Does anyone out there like farm animals, the outdoors, and history? Our Whistle Creek Livestock Preserve is like a "living livestock museum."

We show our rescued livestock to visitors and tell them about their breed history, including their countries of origin, what their colors mean and why some have horns and others don't. In addition to the livestock history tour and hayrides, we offer cookouts and entertainment in the spring, summer and fall.

Whistle Creek Livestock Preserve is situated in the rolling hills of NW Missouri, St. Joseph.

Work would consist of feeding and caring for 11 different breeds of bovines, 5 breeds of horses, and 2 breeds of mules, in addition to donkeys, pigs, sheep, dogs, and cats. Then, there are always fences to fix and other farm chores.

~~ Read more about this on the website.

~ Whistle Creek Livestock Preserve

If you hire working RVers, tell us about your business.

~ Submit an Employer Profile

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Working RVer Tip

Your attitude, enthusiasm, and work ethic may more than compensate for your lack of a particular job skill.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. ~ Tony Dorsett

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. ~ William James

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Coleen Sykora, Editor/Publisher
35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

(c) 2009 All Rights reserved

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