Work Camping with No Experience
How does a person get started work camping with no experience? Who will give us the break needed to start learning?
Coleen, the working while RVing editor replies:
You need to give yourself that break. I'm betting that you do already have experience.
Let's step back a bit. By "work camping" do you mean working in a campground or RV park?
If you are talking about campground or RV park work, what kinds of things do you think you'll be asked to do there?
The duties vary, but typically, you'll be expected to do some cleaning. You've done that right? If so, you have experience there and you can state so on your resume. It doesn't matter if you've cleaned your home, cleaned the bathrooms at church when you volunteered during Vacation Bible School, or if it was at a campground.
You may also be expected to work in the campground store or office. Have you had any jobs where you worked in a retail store, or as a front desk receptionist, or as an administrative assistant? Those are relevant experiences.
Do you have basic computer skills? That's important. If you do, most positions allow for teaching you how to use campground reservation software. And, if you want to know more about that, you can practice on the software websites.
Maybe you are looking for a job with outside duties? Okay, what experiences do you have there? Mowed your lawn, ran a weed eater, and tended to your flower beds? Did home maintenance and painted your fence? Those things count.
My point in asking you all these questions is to try to get you to see that you do have experience. You aren't really going out there starting work camping with no experience after all.
Have some faith in yourself. And have fun at the first campground job.