RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #605 ~ January 30, 2010

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #605 ~ January 30, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Name five things you've accomplished in your life. I was working on a project a few days ago, and that directive was part of the instructions. I sometimes get so caught up in what I want (or need) to do that I lose track of what I've already done. The mail I get from you tells me you are much the same way.

When wondering if you can make it full-time RVing…. When putting together your resume…. When applying for a job…. Stop and think about the things in your life that you have already accomplished.

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.

~ FHU RV Site, Pay for Hours Over 20, Bonus for 6 Months, in TX
~ Site, Monthly Wage, End of Season Bonus Summer 2010 in WA
~ RV Site, Possible Pay, for Summer 2010 at SD Black Hills B&B
~ Immediate Workamper Job for FHU RV Site in CA
~ Work for RV Site in Canada, Summer 2010

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

When looking for a volunteer position, look to organizations that deal with issues you are concerned about or that are of special interest to you. Members of fraternal organizations might volunteer for a special chapter project. Aviation enthusiasts, look to aviation museums. If you love kids and sports, check out summer youth programs. Many non-profits can use your help, not just parks. And, many of them have -- or can find you -- a rent-free place to park your RV.

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

10 Steps to a Motivational Speaker Job

by Tag Goulet from FabJob.com

Motivational speaker.... From the storyteller around the campfire to great spiritual and political leaders, speakers have motivated people throughout history.

Since public speaking is many people's greatest fear, if you enjoyed the experience, you might have what it takes to become a professional speaker.

Here are 10 steps to breaking into this fab job, based on the FabJob Guide to Become a Motivational Speaker:

1. Do an inventory of your life experience

People find it inspiring to hear about how others have overcome obstacles to achieve their dreams. If you have ever had to deal with fear, rejection, financial hardship, or loss along the way to achieving your goals, chances are you have the basic material to give a motivational speech.

2. Identify what you have to offer

To be successful, you should identify how your speeches can help people solve their problems, achieve their goals, or otherwise improve their lives.

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

~ Motivational Speaker

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Working RVer Tip

Update your cover letter each time you send it out with your resume or job application. Address it to a specific person. Mention the job you are applying for. Highlight a couple of your skills or achievements that make you the right person for that particular job.

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

Applying for a Job

Applying for a job can throw you for a loop. You ask how to respond to ads and apply for campground positions. Here's how.

I firmly believe you should apply in person. However, if that isn't possible and you decide to otherwise respond to an ad, here are my thoughts and suggestions.

Visit the park's website before applying for a job. Additionally, or if you can't locate the park's website, look at the website of the community where the park is located.

When you apply for a job, contact the campground using the means they specify in the ad. If there's a phone number listed, you may get the fastest results that way.

If you have connections with the community, by all means, mention them applying for a job.

If you call, be ready to tell them what you have to offer. Prepare a 15-second commercial advertising yourself and know your contact information. Be ready to recite it to the machine, as well as to anyone who answers the phone.

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

~ Applying for a Job

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Working RVer Tip

Are you new to work camping? When looking for that first campground job, stress your skills, not your inexperience.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Campground Reservation Software

~~ Bill asks: Is there someplace I can get training on reservation software? Many workamper jobs I'd like to apply for require you to have experience with Campground Master or some other reservation program. How do you get this experience if you've never worked in a campground or motel that uses it?

~~ I answered in part: Many of the companies offering RV park reservation systems have free trial software available from their websites. Some have free demo CDs. Using the trial versions isn't the same as actually working in a campground with them. But, it can teach you the basics.

Digital Rez is now partnered with Affinity Group (AGI) the Good Sam, Trailer Life, Woodalls, and Camping World empire. ROS2006 is being re-branded to RVTripsetter for the camping industry.

Marinas and tour companies also use the same or similar reservation software.

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

~ Reservation Software

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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.

~ Clown at children’s parties
~ Make and sell jewelry
~ On-line class instructor
~ Combo welder
~ Therapist

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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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Words of Wisdom from Workers

~~ Allan writes: In my five workamper seasons, I have always had $9 to $10/hour, plus FHU. No free hours for site. You have to bargain for it. The best argument one can have is a complete resume and good references.

A simple 50 cents per hour bonus for a couple completing the season runs from $500 to $800.

There is nothing like a good work ethic to reap the rewards.

The best thing a w/kamper can hear from the owner at the end of the season is, "When will you be back next year?"

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Working RVer Tip

Focus on doing the job you are paid to do, the way you are paid to do it.

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Working RV Profile

Experienced Property Caretaker-Manager Strives to Leave a Positive Impact

I started my career as a property caretaker-manager in 2006, and for the last four years have gained valuable experience in some very challenging situations in remote locations.

For example, I was caretaker at an off-grid lodge in the back country of Canyonlands National Park. I provided security and maintenance in the owner's absence. I fed, cleaned pens, and cared for camels, dogs, and chickens on this 50-acre lodge. I attended to guest needs where required and helped with camel tours through the desert.

My next job was property caretaker-manager for a large private residence in the mountains of northern New Mexico. I was responsible for a 2,400 square foot house. After the first couple of weeks I was on the job, the water pipes froze. I was without water for six weeks.

~~ Read more about this working RVer on the website.

~ Property Caretaker-Manager Manz

If you are a working RVers, tell us about yourself and your work.

~ Submit Your Working RVer Story

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Working RVer Tip

Project the attitude that shows what you would like to be. Confident. Happy. Feeling terrific. Even if that isn't what you feel when you go for an interview, faking it can help make it so -- and can help get you the job.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. ~ Benjamin Franklin

The chief enemy of creativity is good taste. ~ Pablo Picasso

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