When to Advertise for Workcampers
(an employer of workcampers asks....)
How far in advance are workcampers looking ahead for positions? The workcamp position RV space has been filled thru April 15th (it is now December). Would it be better to delete my ad and post it again in April, or to change it to reflect the new available date?
Coleen, the working while RVing editor replies:
I'd suggest you change your ad to reflect the new position start date and run it for a month. If it doesn't fill, then update it and run it again in early spring.
There's really no standard for when to advertise for workcampers.
I'd say it is most common for workcampers to look for work about six months ahead. At the beginning of the spring/summer season they are looking for their fall/winter position. When they get settled into their fall/winter job, they start planning ahead for the following spring/summer.
That said, it's not uncommon for workcampers to look for jobs a year or even up to 18 months in advance of the start date.
Of course, the earlier the commitment is made, the better the chance that it will be broken. There's just so many things that can happen during that time.
There's also a large faction of RVers who look for work when they are ready to work. These are the folks who fill those cancellations.
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