RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #635 ~ August 29, 2010

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #635 ~ August 29, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

This past week, our ventures took us to the other side of the Kenai Peninsula. We went to Seward (Alaska) and stayed in one of the city parks there. For $15/night, RVers get a waterfront site, overlooking Resurrection Bay. The views are gorgeous.

I decided it was time to enter the social networking world of Facebook. I'm still not quite sure what's what there. However, I did get a current photo uploaded, which you can tell by my squinting, was taken on one of our bright, sunny days.

~ Become a Facebook Friend

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.

~ ND: Weekly Salary and FHU RV Site with WiFi, Camphost 2011
~ WA: Salary and Housing or RV Hook-ups for Caretakers
~ SD: Workamper Couple 15 - 20 Hrs. Work for Site, Summer 2011
~ Mexico: RV Site and Bonus Included with Resort Position for Bilingual RVer
~ AZ: RV FHU Site and Stipend at Camping Resort

The freshest ads are on the August Job Listings page.

~ August 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

Read your receipts. I've noticed that on the bottom of several receipts we've gotten lately that it had a notice that they were hiring. One read, "Hiring Days," followed by a date and a phone number to call. Others didn't indicate a special hiring event, but provide a phone number, website address, or directions to contact someone at the store.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

New at Workamping, but Experienced

~~ Thomas O. asks: I've got a huge amount of experience cleaning, some electrical, plumbing, mowing grass, and weeding. My wife has a lot experience computers. We are thinking about doing workamping. But, what does it take to land a job at an RV park/campground?

~~ I answered in part: You may be new to traveling with your motorhome, but you have a ton of worthwhile experience.

What you've written me can serve you well as the base for a resume to use to find campground and RV park jobs. It shows you've aren't a stranger to RV parks. It provides information on where you've worked and what you did on those jobs. It also tells about your work ethic.

You might ask your current supervisor for a reference letter or letter of recommendation. It can be handy to have and it is usually more convenient to get it before you leave than afterward.

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

~ New at Workamping, but Experienced

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Working RVer Tip

If you don't have the formal education an employer is asking for, you may be able to substitute additional experience.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Updating a Resume on Work-for-RVers-and-Campers.com

~~ Lyle asks: How do I update my resume? I have posted my resume on your site, however, I have since moved from one side of the country to the other, so now need to update my resume.

~~ I answered: If you need to have a minor change made, or want to insert a paragraph or two, it is fine to email me and I'll gladly do that for you.

If you want to make multiple changes, or just prefer to do it yourself, submit a new resume. Let me know, and I will then delete the old one for you. ~~ The form for submitting a new resume is on the website.

~ Submit Resume

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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.

~ Utility hand
~ Slot machine repair
~ Nature interpreter
~ Sell crystal and china
~ Teach cooking 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. There are special incentives for joining in August.

~ Buy or Sell Watkins Products

~ Use and Tell Team Building Method

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Working RVer Tip

Word your Work Wanted ads so that it piques employers' interest in you. The purpose of the ad is to get those employers to contact you for more information.

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Another Readers Shares Her Dream Job

Interviewing People

~ from Lynne Schlumpf

My dream job is interviewing people in campgrounds, towns, pretty much anywhere. I'm a filmmaker, and I love to interview people and film them. I like to make them feel comfortable in front of the camera and really tell a story they might have.

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

~ Interviewing People

~~ Tell us about your dream job.

~ My Dream Job Is …

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Working RVer Tip

Think like a business owner. What would you like to see from someone working for you? Those are probably good characteristics for you to show during your job search.

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The Campground Owner's Point of View

Hourly Wages Are Not for Everyone

A campground owner emailed this week reminding me that not all business owners are required to pay their employees at least the minimum wage.

She also said that some workcampers do not want an hourly wage as it interferes with their social security, disability, or other monthly checks.

~~ I posted her comments on the website, because I'm curious about your thoughts on what she said. Add your comments and read what others are saying about it.

~ Hourly Wages Not for Everyone

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Working RVer Tip

Short-term or temporary jobs are sometimes called "project assignments." They last for the duration of a project only, with no commitment from either side once the particular assignment is complete.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Work for Disabled RVers

~~ A website visitor asks: How can a single man with a physical disability make enough money to pay his bills and recreational vehicle travel expenses?

~~ I answered in part: How do you make your living when not full-time RVing? Depending on your answer to that, you may be able to do some variation of it as a full-timer.

If you do have some disability income, you might find volunteering helpful. I'm not talking about bartering a site for labor at a private campground. I'm referring to genuine volunteering for a city, county, state, or national park; or maybe a museum; or at a fish or wildlife refuge; or for some other non-profit agency that provides an RV space and utilities. While not income, it can greatly cut your travel expenses. Volunteer coordinators can often be very flexible.

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

~ Work for Disabled RVers

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When You Don't Want to Build Your Own Website

If you know you need a website for your working-on-the-road business, but don't want to build it yourself, I recommend using the SiteSell Service Specialists. They use the proven SBI! method for website building.

~~ Read more on the website

~ Web Building Service

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Workers On Wheels Back Issues

If you've missed some of our newsletters, you can still find many them on the website.

~ Previous WOW Newsletters

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Positive RVing Attitudes

One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. ~ Henry Miller

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: act as if it were impossible to fail. ~ Dorothea Brande

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

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