RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #604 ~ January 23, 2010

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #604 ~ January 23, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

We've added information to the website about working for the U.S. Census Bureau. Thanks to working RVer Frank Pullano for sharing his personal experience with it.

Volunteer jobs are great ways to learn about regional activities and events, or a particular culture. Volunteers in Alaska this weekend are working the Tustamena 200. The T-200 is 200-mile sled dog race run on the Kenai Peninsula. Mushers and their dog teams headed out this morning in below zero weather. Numerous volunteers were right there with them, handling everything from parking to meal prep to veterinarian dog checks.

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.

~ Yard Host Watchman Needed in CA
~ RVing Ranch Host and Maintenance Workamper Needed in TX
~ Long-term Campground Assistant Managers Job with Site and Salary in NE
~ Volunteer Camp Host for Wildlife Management Area in GA
~ Various Positions for Wages and Housing at Lodge in UT

The freshest ads are on the January Job Listings page.

~ January Job Listings

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

~ Job Listing Index

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Working RVer Tip

Remember that compliment your boss gave you? Include it on your resume. It's a bit of personalization that can make your resume stand out above the others. Ask permission first, though, because it is the polite thing to do and because it will remind him that he said it.

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

U.S. Census Bureau Job Opportunities for Good Pay and Flexible Work Schedules

A census bureau job is short-term, pays better than minimum wage -- much better, as in $25 per hour in Alaska -- and has flexible hours. The Federal Census Bureau is hiring all across the U.S.A.

Most hiring will be done in the spring of 2010. Enumerators locate houses, explain the purpose for collecting the data, do the interviews, and record the information.

They require a test and training. You can find a practice test on the website. They pay you while you go through the training.

The FAQ will probably answer many of your questions, including the eligibility requirements. There's a map that gives pay rates around the country.

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

~ Census Bureau Job

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Working RVer Tip

Do 30 minutes of self-development every day. Listen to motivational CDs. Read a book that inspires. The positive affects it has on your outlook will come across in both job interviews and while you are on the job.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered


~~ Shirley asks: I have a Texas cosmetology license. Would it be possible to perform hair services as we travel?

~~ I answered in part: Many states do have reciprocity. With reciprocity, one state acknowledges your training, testing, licensing, and experience from another state. The schooling requirements usually have to be at least as stringent in the state with your current license as they are in the new state you'd like to work.

When looking for information on this, I found that some states specify information for home salons and mobile salons.

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

~ Hairstyling

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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.

~ Construction site sitters
~ Shrimp boat workers
~ Teach scrap booking and sell related supplies
~ County park workers
~ Vegetable harvesters

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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

Make a comment about the business in the cover letter that goes with your application. If you've stayed at the park, mention that. If they've won an award, let them know you heard about it.

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Words of Wisdom from Workers

Volunteer for Pay?

~~ by frank pullano

How to have your cake and eat it, too....

As we travel and meet other workampers, a topic of conversation is often, "Where was your best or your worst workamper job?" It's hard for most to understand that our volunteer job here in the everglades is the best job we ever had.

Although many WK'ers need wages, we have found that for the past three seasons volunteering here has been more lucrative than workamping for wages.

This year we are blessed since the Federal Census Bureau is in great need of temporary employees and my better half works for the Census Bureau, and I do all our required volunteer hours in the camp. With what the federal government is paying census workers, volunteering and working for pay has become better for us financially.

~~ Read more -- and add your comments -- on the website.

~ Volunteer for Pay

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Working RVer Tip

Keep learning. It helps your mind stay sharp. It also adds practical skills that can help you get and keep a job.

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New Favorite Work Camper Campground Nominee

Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins

~~ from Lola & Bill Bailey

Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins on Summersville Lake, in West Virginia. Shawn and Susan James -- really good people to work with.

~~ Read more about this on the website -- and add your comments.

~ Mountain Lake Campground

Nominate your favorite campground/RV park employer.

~ Add Your Favorite Work Camper Park

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Working RVer Tip

Make your resume easy to read. Use a standard, easy to read font, such as Times New Roman or Arial. Use 12-point type size and white paper.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. ~ Babe Ruth

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. ~ Stevie Wonder

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Coleen Sykora, Editor/Publisher
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Soldotna, AK 99669

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