Living & Working in Great Places
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Fairly new to this site, spent a few hours today sending out applications to various places. Got about 12 applications out, wrote them all down, with phone numbers. Is it okay to call these places and check up after a few days so they know you've applied?
What is the best way to get a seasonal job and how did you go about it?
I'm really wanting to work in Alaska but if I get something somewhere else I will absolutely take it!
Am I applying to late? I've been applying at all the places im qualified for in the latest jobs and hiring now section.
Hi, DJ! I just applied to work at the Grande Denali Hotel. I saw many Aramark properties hiring in the same area but to be honest a lot of online employee reviews scared me off. I know you can only speak for one property but to me it seems like you were treated pretty fairly and would return? Any input is appreciated, thank you :)!
Some of the smaller lodges (and many dude ranches) have a position mixed with both serving and housekeeping...usually called hospitality but not always. Would this be something you are interested in doing? If it is, two of my favorites in Alaska have been Sheep Mountain Lodge and Alaska Wildland Adventures. AWA has three different lodges. Good luck.
Found out it's easy to get hired in Housekeeping. I worked at Alaska four times. West Texas. Grand Canyon North Rim. And Walt Disney World. Just keep filling out applications and choose jobs that the company hires alot of people such like in Housekeeping. Skagway, Alaska is kind of fun place.
There are still quite a few places hiring in Alaska!
Did you apply to the Tetons by any chance? GTLC is a great place to work for, I work at Jackson Lake Lodge and I love it. If you don't get Alaska you should definitely check out Wyoming it's absolutely beautiful. And also with a lot of the seasonal jobs they hire mid season too due to all the people getting fired or quitting. One year I started in Yellowstone in August, so if you don't get what you really want this time, it's never too late =)
I'd suggest you make calls to the places you turned in applications. Make contact with Xanterra recruiter.
Hello, yes I have been applying for a lot of jobs in Alaska too, so far no response but everyone says they will be hiring, what is the cost to get out there from Seattle Wa, will any of these company's help you out with travel cost???, I had this problem before I gained employment in Colorado and could not get out there in a week because they would not help me with travel.