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Old 06-24-2008, 12:05 PM   #1
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My husband, Harold, and I currently live in an older model travel trailer in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. The end of May we will be leaving our full time jobs and begin workkamping.

Our first goal is the wedding of our granddaughter in Salem, Oregon June 15. From there we hope to go to a paid fulltime position including campsite.

Harold has several years experience in manufacturing, minor equipment repairs, fabrication and general maintainance.

I have experience in retail sales, basic bookkeeping, customer service, and janitorial work.

We were also managers of a small apartment house for about six months where we collected rent, rented apartments, and did repairs. The owner changed to a management company for all his apartments instead of individual managers.

We are seeking a paid position in the Oregon/Washington area as campground hosts or something similar that will include campsite priviledges. This position should run from July 1, 2009 to fall if at all possible. A semi-permanent position will also be considered if available for at least 6 months -- longer would be even better.

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. I have been told that similar positions go quickly and we should apply now for next year.

Thanks,
Mary & Harold
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My husband, Harold, and I currently live in an older model travel trailer in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. The end of May we will be leaving our full time jobs and begin workkamping.

Our first goal is the wedding of our granddaughter in Salem, Oregon June 15. From there we hope to go to a paid fulltime position including campsite.

Harold has several years experience in manufacturing, minor equipment repairs, fabrication and general maintainance.

I have experience in retail sales, basic bookkeeping, customer service, and janitorial work.

We were also managers of a small apartment house for about six months where we collected rent, rented apartments, and did repairs. The owner changed to a management company for all his apartments instead of individual managers.

We are seeking a paid position in the Oregon/Washington area as campground hosts or something similar that will include campsite priviledges. This position should run from July 1, 2009 to fall if at all possible. A semi-permanent position will also be considered if available for at least 6 months -- longer would be even better.

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. I have been told that similar positions go quickly and we should apply now for next year.

Thanks,
Mary & Harold
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:13 AM   #3
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Hello Mary and Harold,

In reading your resume I could give you a few suggestions to improver your chances of getting the position you desire.

1- Are you "team players"? If you can work well with others, take constructive direction, and interface well with others-- tell them that in your resume.

2- Are you "self starters"? If you see something wrong do you jump in and fix it or get it fixed. Some folks don't.

3- Are you afraid of doing a little extra work to accomplish the goals of your employer?
If not, tell them you will do what it takes to complete the task/job properly. Display a positive attitude!

Having done this for a number of years (Workamp)and I have seen some sorry folks. One lady said to me "she knows what to tell employers" to get a job. Another man would not work with women-- he felt he was superior in intelect, but he made mistakes like the rest of us. One woman was in the job for a week of training and then said "I should be a manager" of this place-- and she was serious!. She made more mistakes in the office work than the rest of us combined during the season. Before you offer suggestions of how to improve "the system", make sure you thoroughly understand it.

Some RV parks are sensitive to "older model" RV's-- as you stated in your opening paragraph. They will probably ask for a picture of you and your rig. This can be overcome with a good picture of you and a clean, neat looking rig and some of the points I made in my dissertation above.

Have you gone to Workampers and signed up for the daily job openings via Email. This is a must-- and "jump on it" immediately when you find a position you want,having a good picture and a short, to the point, resume ready to go.

Best of luck in your workamping life ahead-- It can be an exciting, rewarding and wonderful experience.
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Good suggestion - join WorkamperNews. They have excellent forums and lots of jobs listed. Now is a good time so you have can be reading what is ready. Also, http://www.work-for-rvers-and-camper...for-RVers.html
has jobs posted. Go through all their listings for the last year and find jobs that interest you.

I will tell you that finding full time jobs in the Northwest that pay much. When you sign up for Workamper Plus, you can check back issues and see what is offered there.

As Max suggested - start looking now. And make sure you have your trailer clean and neat because some are particular about the RV's they let in.

Good luck and happy adventures. It;s a wonderful life.
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