Living & Working in Great Places
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I am feeling incredibly blessed and privileged. Following promptings will reap blessings. And for now those blessings are lighting my way to Alaska. May I never forget this amazing experience.
This opportunity comes from a fellow member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). I had reached out to my church leader, the branch president of Healy AK, to introduce myself. In turn he introduced me to the relief society president she and I struck an instant friendship.…Continue
Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 4, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Today was a productive day. I applied for my passport. And then later on that day I sent in my employment offer back to DV3 Corporation. I am immensely excited now. All I have left to do is prepare my truck, and prepare myself for this coming summer.
My truck needs it's emissions testing and registration done. Prior to departing for my Alaskan adventure I have to get my truck serviced and tires rotates. Alaska is far enough away that I may have to schedule maintenance in Fairbanks as…Continue
Added by Molly SkySwantner on March 26, 2018 at 8:20pm — No Comments
I had prepared all of my documents including my passport photo which I purchased from Walmart.
When I woke up this morning I tied up my hair, washed my face and body and headed to the post office. I arrived at 930am and was in line until 1245pm.
I was informed that I needed a new photo because there were shadows cast on my face which made my eyes seem close and I had a decorative clip in my hair. I dolled myself up for my passport picture. I WAS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!
Added by Molly SkySwantner on March 26, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I am so grateful for Brad Randall who is going to be my LDS Branch President while I am in Denali. I reached out to him so that I could have hope of remaining as active as I can be in church while I am in Denali. During these conversations he gave me very useful information.
The employees of Denali have a special privilege set up by the many corporations whom employ. There is an exchange where the employees may do all the activities for free. The only etiquette involved is tipping the…Continue
Added by Molly SkySwantner on March 22, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I am keeping on keeping on. The struggle to get to Alaska is real. First I must send my $200 deposit for housing and other papers back to DV3 Corp. Secondly I must obtain a passport ASAP because I am driving to Denali through Canada. And third I would like $800 for gasoline.
While I am working in Denali I am going to maintain my apartment in Salt Lake City, Though I am at the cusp of finally pouring money into my trip. I am so relieved to feel temporary succor from…Continue
Added by Molly SkySwantner on March 22, 2018 at 3:36pm — No Comments
Very excited at being offered the position of Banquet Manager at the Basin Harbor Club in Vermont for the 2018 Summer season. This will be my first seasonal gig, and am finding I am both excited and scared at the same time, which I think is healthy. I will be giving up my home and putting everything in storage, so will have no "home base", which is the scary part. My plan is to work seasonal jobs for one to two years and will travel or visit family between gigs. I have never been able to…Continue
Hello CoolWorks peeps thought I would post up some pictures of my latest food adventures and let everyone know that I am looking for that great summer job again!…Continue
Added by Ditesia Z. Johnson (TC) on January 18, 2018 at 10:08am — No Comments
i get a lot of people who are frustrated with those who work seasonal jobs. I know personally i get questions like when are you ever going to stay at a job which basically means when will you get a full time job is what they are say. most of the people want me to sit down somewhere and just do what they do is live in the city and have that full time job. I wonder if they are happy because i don't see them as happy people. would it be nice to have a full time job yes but i don't think i…Continue
I grew up in St. Charles, Missouri just outside St. Louis. As a kid I thought I had my future figured out. I started working at the age of 15 as a hostess at a Denny's near my home. I moved on from there to working in the kitchen of a Skilled Facility Nursing Home. When I turned 18, I moved up into an Activities Position. This type of work is stressful, but also fun and very rewarding. Working with the elderly and watching their eyes light up as music was played, teaching them new games and…Continue
If someone had told me just a few years ago that I would be working primarily seasonal jobs, I would have laughed in their faces. After all, I had a full time year round job complete with benefits. Why would I want to give that up? Too bad I was miserable at said full time job. Things came to a head when I quit my job. I really don't recommend leaving a job without having something else lined up. It took some time, but, I eventually got hired at the local amusement park.
Added by Shaina Lebowitz on May 2, 2017 at 11:54am — No Comments
In life, we may come across many negative outcomes. Even though we try hard, life may not always give us what we expect. Whenever you apply for a job position, you have to give your…Continue
Added by Robert Morris on April 25, 2017 at 4:41am — No Comments
any one familiar with what the living conditions are like at the north rim?
Added by Elaine on February 22, 2017 at 5:04pm — No Comments
Hello, I am reaching out to whoever maybe looking for a room mate for the 2017 season in Juneau Alaska.
Added by James Heckard on February 12, 2017 at 4:52am — No Comments
Hello and a hearty welcome to our 2017 Juneau crew!
This page is set up so you can comment, post and share information with our new hire members. Please think of this as a forum to connect with each other, talk about housing and ask questions. We will publish periodic updates with information about the upcoming season, and fun things going on in Juneau. Allen Marine Juneau is so excited to have all of you on the team this year, and we can't wait to meet you in April!
If you are…Continue
As a seasonal worker, you have one of the best opportunities to travel. While most of the workforce tends to only get a week or two of vacation, seasonal workers will often have months off in a row.
Whether you’re a teacher, farmer, ski patrol worker, fishing tour…Continue
Added by Steven M. Mehler on February 1, 2017 at 5:05am — No Comments
Howdy y'all - So here, north of the Sangre de Christo Mountains. I have found myself working in the west again. Sorry to say, I haven't kept up with my friends and acquaintances through Coolworks, but I keep telling everyone where to find a job working seasonally. Good luck to all on the upcoming season. Seasonal government job will be hard to find this year, but - keep on trucking!
Added by Ann Carr on January 26, 2017 at 11:20am — No Comments
I own a small business that frequently has openings available for college students and recent graduates. One thing that I have noticed is that there is often a huge disparity between the way job candidates appear on paper and the impression they leave when I speak to them in person.
To be honest, most…Continue
Added by Diana Beyer on January 17, 2017 at 2:54am — No Comments
Writing a good resume is extremely important when applying for a job. Because it is your first contact with a potential employer, a professional, well-written resume is a must. Of course, many employers will want to see your previous working experience in your…Continue
Added by Steven M. Mehler on November 25, 2016 at 7:05am — No Comments
The resume is changing. There are a lot of reasons for this, but it does mean that if you’re just re-entering the job market, dusting off and updating the resume you wrote 10 years ago might no longer be sufficient. Instead, there are some more details that you’ve got to pay attention to.
Added by Diana Beyer on November 22, 2016 at 7:32am — No Comments