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Shere Keegan
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Lost and need some direction
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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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shere Keegan Nov 16.

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I'm considering working seasonally in Alaska.  Still doing my homework and was looking at housing costs.  Flight Attendants will come together and do "crash" pads with several people living there and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kris Roth Jul 9, 2014.

 

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Shere Keegan replied to Shere Keegan's discussion Lost and need some direction
"I think you about covered it, Denise. Xantera lists on CoolWorks do you don't need to go direct to them. I remember seeing several this summer looking for tour guides. I think some were in Alaska and a few were in AZ and TX. I always applied…"
Nov 16
Denise Evans replied to Shere Keegan's discussion Lost and need some direction
"I just sent my first resume out today.  My work record is not very impressive as I moved around a lot through the years.  I hope someone will give me the chance though.  I've learned (even in shorter, term positions) a good work…"
Nov 16
Denise Evans replied to Shere Keegan's discussion Lost and need some direction
"Happy you found something and I do understand about God's plan for us, and it being a bit different sometimes, than ours, lol;) I am listing/bookmarking all the sites to apply with companies.  I have these so far: Coolworks, xanterra,…"
Nov 16
Shere Keegan replied to Shere Keegan's discussion Lost and need some direction
"Hi Denise. Good to meet you and welcome to retirement. I'm still here! I haven't been able too find any seasonal jobs and now after 2 years, I give up. But don't you give up. I have just realized it's not in Gods plan for me…"
Nov 16
Denise Evans replied to Shere Keegan's discussion Lost and need some direction
"Hi Shere, My name is Denise and I am starting now to look for places, and apply.  I am 64 next month:)  I don't have an RV so will start out looking for jobs that include a dorm situation/housing.  I am sick of sitting around,…"
Nov 16
Shere Keegan replied to Shere Keegan's discussion Lost and need some direction
"Thanks so much, Beth!"
Nov 7
Shere Keegan replied to Shere Keegan's discussion Lost and need some direction
"Thanks so much for the info Beth!"
Nov 7
Kari Quaas (Q) replied to Shere Keegan's discussion Lost and need some direction
"Thanks for sharing, Beth! Nice to hear a review of sorts for Flaming Gorge. "
Oct 24
Beth replied to Shere Keegan's discussion Lost and need some direction
"A little late for 2016, but may help for 2017.  My first seasonal job was 2 years ago with Flaming Gorge Resort in Utah.  I applied in March and was working there by April.  I will tell you though that I learned I was lucky as most…"
Oct 24
Shere Keegan replied to Shere Keegan's discussion Lost and need some direction
"I will check them out.  Thank you! "
Sep 12
Shere Keegan replied to Shere Keegan's discussion Lost and need some direction
"I hope so.  I've been doing this for 2 years now and submit no less than 3 applications daily, 5 days a week.  The only one I was even offered only paid $8/hr and it would have cost me nearly a month's pay to get there.  By…"
Sep 12
Vince George replied to Shere Keegan's discussion Lost and need some direction
"hi Shere apply online at Xanterra.com they operate like 60 resorts the application is 3 or 4 pages long but its worth it by the way age is not a barrier I am almost 59 Vin"
Sep 12
Shere Keegan replied to Shere Keegan's discussion Lost and need some direction
"Yes, I've tried the ski reports.  Just about all of them.  And even had a few interviews.  But don't seem to be able to get past the interview.  I've learned to get the applications out there months in advance.…"
Sep 12
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Sep 10
Vince George replied to Shere Keegan's discussion Lost and need some direction
"hello have you tried ski resorts? Vince"
Sep 7
Shere Keegan replied to 40Rob's discussion Hmmmmmmm.......no longer young and hard to hide it on applications.....
"Kari, honestly she told me that she has another "mature" woman working in the position I was applying for and she has her own room.  When I asked about housekeeping, that's when she asked about my age.  She prefaced it with…"
Jun 29

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Hometown:
Dyersburg
About Me:
I'm a 63 yo single grandmother of 9 ranging in age from 3-18. I love to travel, camp out, most outdoor activies and meet new people. I would love to work in the tourism industry and found this by accident while I was looking at another site. Coincidentally, I have been trying to plan a trip to Alaska for several years. What a better way to see Alaska than to be working there, too!
Last Seasonal Job:
never
Favorite Seasonal Job:
never
Where have you lived and worked?
I was raised in So. Cal and raised my own kids there too. I left in 1996 after my kids were grown and moved to NC to try out something new. Not too long after my daughter and her children joined me. We relocated to TN 4 years ago to care for my aging mother. She passed away and I went back to work. I have worked in Sales, both retail and outside sales) for 40 years, even owned my own business for awhile.
Dream Job:
Tourism Guide

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At 2:27am on May 24, 2016, Dan said…

Hi Shere,

I am 69 and worked last summer in Glacier Park, my return there after a hiatus of some years. I have also worked in Grand Teton and Yellowstone as well as many other resorts. I'll cut to the chase and tell you about several of my favorite jobs.

Number one of all the resort hospitality positions since 1985 is the Lodge at Vail. It is a middle-sized hotel owned and operated by Vail Resorts, the company that runs the ski mountain. You can apply for that and see the dozens and dozens of other jobs they have open at all times at www.skijob1.com or 866-681-5455. Next would be Glacier Park Inc., one of the two main concessionaires in and around Glacier National Park. They typically have dozens of jobs at this time of year and the chance to be around the Blackfeet Indians in such a beautiful setting is like the Fountain of Youth. You can find them on the internet but they're opening this week so hurry right along. Finally, I'd have to say the better employers in Telluride, perhaps the Madeline Hotel and the Fairmont, are two quality employers with numerous seasonal openings. You can find them also on the internet. Good hunting.

 
 
 

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