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I'm 65 years old and in the process of retiring.  I've been on coolworks for 2  years now and have tried to find seasonal work.  I even started early this year in April and submit my applications and follow-up with resumes and cover letters.  I look at everything on CoolWorks and only apply for jobs that are posted as open.  I've had 2 responses.  One that resulted in a Skype interview a week ago with nothing since...not even a response to my email yesterday.  The other let me know the position was filled.  I don't know if I'm giving too much information or not enough.  Could really use some advice from those of you in my age group that have done or are currently doing this.

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Most of the summer jobs are picked up in January to March.  April is actually rather late in the process.  That said there are still many opportunities out there.  More in some areas than others, and more in some types of jobs than others.  I wish you luck in your adventures.

Thanks.  I guess I'll know next year to start even earlier!

Hi Shere - I'm happy to review your resume or help point you in the right direction. Like Keith said, there are lots of opportunities out there still, but many decisions do get made earlier. It's good to be looking now and plot your plan a few months out at least. 

Feel free to email me at or give me a call to discuss - 206-962-1345.

Kari with

Hi Kari...Thanks for the offer to review my resume and/or talk to me on the phone.  I had a family emergency last week and haven't had a chance to send it to you. I will be doing that in the next day or so.


Hi Kari,

Sent you an email Wednesday evening that included a forwarded cover letter and resume that I had sent out.  I know you are super busy, so I just wanted to check and make certain you got it.


Hi Shere -

Finally getting to it. I was on vacation until Tuesday.  I'll review and send you some notes back.

Mahalo for your patience!


Thanks, Kari!

I would be happy to help you also.  I've been doing the seasonal summer "thing" since 2009 and I am 66 years old.  I chose to go the US Park Ranger route and could give you some tips along that line if you want to hear them.  Hopefully things will improve for you, let me know if I can help.  Richard

Yeah and he is good at it too! lol.  You at Mesa Verde again this year?

Hey Richard...

Never thought of being a Park Ranger, but I'm pretty sure I'm not qualified for that.  I do have a friend, actually my former pastor, who is working as a Park Ranger with his family in Georgia.  It looks like so much fun.  Makes me wish I was qualified for it.  Shere

Hi Richard.

What is an "interpretative seasonal guide"?


Hey Richard,

Can you tell me what a Fee Taker is and how it is listed under the job openings?




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