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Older and Bolder

Keep in touch and compare notes with others about seasonal jobs in great places for the mature, retired or encore career crowd.

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Latest Activity: Oct 10

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Comment by Teresa Biggs on October 16, 2011 at 4:34pm
well my husband and I are ready to go...  We are tired of this rat race and want to travel and work in national parks or any seasonal jobs.  My husband is a printer by trade but is very talented in all kinds of maintenance, cars house, motorcycles mowers etc.  I work in the finance department of a travel insurance company and in health care, health insurance and health management.  We love the outdoors and are not afraid of working.  what would be the best step in starting.  We are planning now for the spring any words of encourgement or advise?  We are on the east coast and want to  travel to the midwest to work and play.  I am sure we have some skills that would be beneficial to an employer.  thanks for any advise
Comment by Michael Erps on July 21, 2011 at 11:45am
Di, I don't think there is a wrong age, If you want to work and can do the job go for it.
Comment by Di on July 21, 2011 at 11:12am
what is the right age, i am not retired. close to 50yrs, but feel it yet, i would like to contue wrking till i just drop one day. haha. its true. does this site for someone that is only 47?
Comment by Marilyn Craig on July 4, 2011 at 6:16pm
Lesie, you have so many skill don't worry about, NO do NOt put down the years beyond the last 10, and make it NO OME than one page, unless your a professional with several degree's, keep it to one page, did you, or have you do any volunteer work, like the scouts etc. If so, You have been a supervisor, a leader, you scheduled appointment, you  have correspondence skill, you can file correct? so you have receptionist skills. You put down your sKills, and your volunteer work, are you a team player? or a leader? do you get along with people? Are you responsible?.. You have have over 12 years experience in the Hospitality field correct..don't put down the years. just put down you have 12 yrs. Hospitality experience, your responsible, team player, you have all these skills, name the computer programs you know. I would head over to the local community college and speak with a counselor, their are many program out there for individuals like you and me that can assist you, and if your interested in attending college there are grants for that too. I should know, I entered college for the first time at the age of 56, graduated at 58, with honors and it didn't cost me a dime..it wasn't easy, but, it was a dream to come true, my grandchildren experience grandmother, graduating from college on the Dean's list and honors. Don't be afraid to head your self right over to a local community college and talk to them about "starting over program and speak with your local unemployement office, they should have programs to assist you. You might not make much, and will have to struggle for a while, but honest it will be worth in the end. you didn't say how old your children are, but if your a single mother with small children, there should be several different kinds of grants that will even pay for your babysitting .. Stay positive..
Comment by Carol on July 4, 2011 at 5:51pm
Hi Leslie, I think you can put down you are/were a homemaker. That entails a lot of skills. I know housekeeping is a huge department, and basically you just need them to give you a call, then show your commitment and work ethics. I'd put down any volunteer work as well, plus detail computer skills, etc,
Once you get a job, which will happen, you'll be on board, and all is well. No worries.
You can put down the food and beverage department as a second choice, again, another huge department in the parks.
You just need to get a call, and don't forget you can call HR for follow up as well. stay possitive, and not too needy.
Older and Bolder make excellent employees.
Comment by Marilyn Craig on July 4, 2011 at 2:41pm

There are several types of resumes, I would suggest going to your nearest unemployment office, they usually have classes on resume writting.it will work out..honest..

Coming from someone that had never worked full time,and when my 27 yr marriage end..I wondered what, were, but some 20 yrs later, am fine, went to college and purchase home..and things are just fine..honest it will work out

Comment by Esther J DeTray on May 19, 2011 at 5:07pm

Get information.  I am semi retired and I thought I would start by working at our local National Park.  I want to travel but am afraid to take the leap.  Any suggestions for me?  I also have a bad back and have to be careful of the work I do.  Does anyone think that will be an issue?

Comment by Patricia J. Rager on January 28, 2011 at 7:45am
Christina, That is offensive if you get my drift!
Comment by Carol on January 27, 2011 at 9:05am
Thanks for the information, Christina, this is exactly the stuff we need to know to make good decisions:D
Comment by CHRISTINA on January 26, 2011 at 10:11pm
Sandew - I worked for the park service in Acadia one summer.  The only hospitality concession I recall is Jordan Pond, a restaurant.  No lodges so jobs are limited.  Its harder to get into the park service, and I wouldn't recommend the job I had at a Visitor Center, and the housing was $600 mo. which is ludicrous for a federal employee to be charged.  The people were incredibly unfriendly; very New York-esh if you get my drift (no offense to anyone).   
 

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