RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #624 ~ June 12, 2010

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #624 ~ June 12

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

I've received a slug of "Work Wanted" classifieds lately that have not included contact information. If you've sent one in recently, and don't see it posted, that's probably why. You are welcome to submit it again -- but do put your phone number or email in it so employers have a way to get a hold of you.

~ June Jobs Wanted

~ Submit Your Job Wanted

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

Coleen

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Current Job Openings for RVers

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

~ Housing, Utilities, and Salary for WA Camping Club Job
~ Canada - Salary and Lodging for Caretaker Fall 2010 Through Spring 2011
~ Asst. Managers Needed in TX for Camp Job with Salary and Site
~ Stipend Available for Camp Host Needed at BLM Campground in OR
~ Paid and Volunteer Work with Rescue Animals in ID

The freshest ads are on the June Job Listings page.

~ June 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 Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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Working RVer Tip

Show, don't tell. Instead of telling a prospective employer that you have a neat looking RV, include a picture of it with your resume. Instead of saying that you are "detail orientated" show it by using correct spelling and punctuation, and by remembering to include your contact information.

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

Lodge Jobs Can Keep Many Working RVers Busy with Varied Seasonal Positions

Lodge jobs encompass many of the same types of positions as those at campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts, but are likely to include motel, entertainment, and food and beverage service jobs, as well.

We had breakfast at a nearby lodge the other morning, and it struck me how many jobs they had there. Not only the number of people working, but the different types of jobs there were at that one roadhouse.

The lodge provides accommodations on the premises for many of the employees. Some stay in the motel rooms. Other folks live in RVs in the parking lots.

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

~ Lodge Jobs

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Working RVer Tip

Try a job you've never done before. It's a great way to learn new things and it expands your list of employment possibilities.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Writing a Resume When Changing from a Career to Work Camping

~~ Jon asks: I'm a retired Federal Agent who has extensive training in anti-terrorism! I don't think any resume that I'd likely come up with would be applicable. Yes, being a homeowner caused me to learn framing, sheet rocking, painting, and lots of other DIY things. Building street rods as a stress relief caused me to learn many other things as well. I taught weapons to lots of women, sort of a powder puff type thing, but really, for a "Work Camper" resume, just how would I go about it? I'm at a loss.

~~ I answered in part: Start with a paragraph that gives a bit of your background and what you are generally looking to find -- and why. Something such as this:

"I am a retired Federal Agent with years of anti-terrorist training who is ready for a change of pace. I'm now looking for a position where I can use the skills I've learned from owning a home for the past 28 years. I'd also like to put to use the mechanical skills I've gained from my street-rod building hobby. I'm seeking a part-time position working at a campground, preferably in maintenance, but open to doing other things. After years in a tense environment, I'm looking forward to a position at a campground where the campers relax and have fun -- and where I can help to make sure they do."

After that, have a "Skills and Abilities" section and an "Experience" section. An easy way to do it is with bulleted lists. List those things you said you learned from being a homeowner. I know diddly about building street rods, but, I'm sure you can parley that experience into work skills.

Campgrounds always have things that need fixing or remodeling. They also have equipment that needs preventive maintenance. Do you mow your lawn or trim your hedges? Can you do basic restroom cleaning? Are you an ace at backing up trailers into parking spaces? If you can and are willing to do those things, list them.

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

~ Resume Help

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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.

~ Tank welder
~ Business window washer
~ Make and sell photo gift items
~ Cabin maid
~ Language tutor

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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

Most every town has a cafe or restaurant that needs dishwashers. Dishwashers often receive a share of the server's tips.

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Tell Employers What You Want

What Inspires You to Do Your Best Job?

What inspires you to do your best? What can your supervisor do or say that will make you want to work a little harder or do a better job? What motivates you to give more to your job than just enough to get by?

~~ Voice your opinion and read what other working RVers have to say on the website.

~ Worker Inspiration

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Working RVer Tip

When you see people doing jobs you'd like to do, talk to them. They can tell you what you need to do to get started. They can tell you who hired them. They may be ready to move on and would welcome the chance to refer you to their employer.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Canadian RVers and Single RVers

~~ Lyle writes: I have been a subscriber to your subscription since I became aware of it, however as a Canadian RV workamper (just starting), have difficulty locating ads that apply to Canadians, as I do not believe we can work south of the border for other than an RV site, meaning, we cannot be paid for services other than a trade off for our site. Please correct me if I am mistaken.

If that is the case, it would be great if the "Canadian Workamper" had a heading on your site.

Would it be worth your while to start a "Single Workampers" topic, as many of us are single?

Thanks for lending your ear...

~~ I answered in part: Thanks for some great suggestions.

We had a section dedicated to Canadian workers, and working in Canada, before we redesigned the site. I'm not sure what happened to it, or why it didn't get moved over to the new site. I'll check on that.

Depending on your education, experience, and expertise, you may qualify for one of the various work permits. One source of information I've found on work permit information is http://www.grasmick.com/. I found that doing a Google search and have no personal knowledge of the company. The thing that I found particularly interesting there is the "Grasmick's TN List" of recognized TN professions; it is much broader than I expected.

We received a job listing this week from a business in Canada. When I posted it, I started the title with "Canada" so maybe that will help some. I'll try to remember to do that with all the Canadian positions in the future.

We do have a start on a section especially for single workers. You'll find a few articles there already. I'm looking for more to add -- and welcome your input.

~ Single RVers

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

~ Canadians and Singles

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Words of Wisdom from Workers for Campground Owners / Employers

Is the Job for One or Two?

Lyle writes: For those seeking workampers, it would be good to see postings expressing "single" or "couple," and would cut down on unnecessary email.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. ~ Bertrand Russell

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ~ Mark Twain

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