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Added by CoolWorks® on October 31, 2012 at 6:08pm — No Comments job feeds showing up on some of our state pages

If you've been searching for jobs by state, you may have noticed the job feeds. We're giving this a try for now to see how it works, and to see if it's useful to our audience, which means, you guys.

With the unemployment rate still high, what we've found is that there are more people interested in seasonal jobs. Yes, some of them do not have previous guest service…

Added by CoolWorks® on August 19, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Great contest with sweet prizes sponsored by Global Vision International

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Stuart MacPherson and Cathy Magnus of Global Vision International, and he told me about this really sweet campaign/contest they're launching. If you are currently volunteering or making a…


Added by CoolWorks® on February 22, 2010 at 8:40am — No Comments



Miller Tyme is heading to McKinley again in May, but will be in Fairbanks for March and April working with new CDL trainees.

Denali National Park

Reggie Cohen - Prep Cook - Denali - McKinley Chalets - May 8 to September 21

- Denali Gift… Continue

Added by CoolWorks® on January 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

Face to Face Job Interviews via the Web

Anyone out there done a job interview online? Some tips from a Time magazine article.

How to Ace a Job Interview on Skype - Video -


More and more companies are saving travel expenses by doing key job interviews via web cam. But there are pitfalls for the interviewee

Added by CoolWorks® on November 12, 2009 at 6:50am — No Comments

Seasonal Worker's Guide

Working seasonally is not just a job, it's a lifestyle. Whether you're new to working seasonally, you're a one-season per year worker and head back 'home' for the opposite season, or you move to different job adventures - summer to winter - these resources will help you along the way.

Get Where You're Going

Planes and Trains and Buses…


Added by CoolWorks® on April 20, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Applications vs. Resumes

It's a serious challenge to ramp up a seasonal operation from hibernation to full-combat mode every year. A huge part of that challenge is assembling a seasonal crew.

Hiring off of resumes doesn't quite cut it -- the seasonal world is fairly unique: Many of these employers are at the "end of the road" and so have to provide housing; seasonal operations have just a few months to pay the bills for the whole year; and there is a lot of planning and training that goes into staffing up…


Added by CoolWorks® on April 17, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A New Engine for Cool Works

Cool Works Tech Wizard, Eric Lund, has been building a new foundation for Cool Works. You'll see some minor changes in the layout of our pages this week (pages will be sorted a-z and no longer grouped by regions), our Job Map will have some new bells and whistles - including Tags - and the stage will be set for additional updates that will give you more ways to shop and compare in the hunt for your next… Continue

Added by CoolWorks® on August 11, 2008 at 9:31am — No Comments

My CoolWorks Upgrade

A couple of new features were introduced to My CoolWorks last night:

* Drag-and-Drop Profile Page Layout Editing:

Check it out. You may now re-arrange your profile page. Grab the top of a section with your mouse and move it to where you want it. Click "My Page" up there and try it out.

* More Widget Options:

You can easily spread the My CDub network badges, widgets, individual videos and photo album slideshows to MySpace,… Continue

Added by CoolWorks® on June 6, 2008 at 9:51am — No Comments

Happy New Year - and Thanks!

Thanks for stopping by the Cool Works sandbox. Things are about to pick up around here so keep your eyes open for new employers and new places as we ramp up after the holidays.

Here's a video of a daily shot from our WebCam. It's 365 shots, one at about 10 am for each day of 2007, scrolling by in about a minute and a half of our favorite view into Yellowstone Park.

Find more videos like…


Added by CoolWorks® on December 31, 2007 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Have a Great Thanksgiving

The view from our Gardiner office this morning.

We're thankful for YOU. CoolWorks has been online for 12 years now and we love our jobs and we love where we live. We hope we can help you find jobs that you love too.

Have a great Thanksgiving.

Added by CoolWorks® on November 22, 2007 at 10:01am — No Comments

If Asked for a SS # on an Application Form -- Should You Make it Up?

Companies have no business asking for social security numbers prematurely. They will need it if they are running background checks on you. And they will need it once you're hired. But it should be a red flag if they ask for it on an application form.

The Wall Street Journal went off on this on October 9 in an article titled, …


Added by CoolWorks® on October 19, 2007 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

Gig Vids

We've been looking for a way to SHOW what these gigs are like for awhile. Text is a start. Photos are good. But video ought to be able to bring things to life a bit more.

Kathi just got back from a trip to Alaska and we sent along a shiny new video camera.

We have this idea of getting a "Gig Vid" theme going - where you folks doing the jobs out there show and tell about:

* where are you living and working

* what's your job

* what do you do with your time… Continue

Added by CoolWorks® on July 16, 2007 at 6:45pm — No Comments

The My CoolWorks GiveAway

Contest Closed - We Have a Winner!

Since our announcement of the My CoolWorks contest, the invite requests have been pouring in, and we’re psyched to see it! As a reminder, we’re giving away the winner’s choice of an Ipod Nano 4gb, a Fugi…

Added by CoolWorks® on May 29, 2007 at 11:30am — No Comments

Put Yourself On the Map

We recently added a Job Map that we're pretty proud of. Take a spin, zoom in and out, pick a state, pick a category and scope where these employers are.

I also put together a map of where folks are who are signed into My CoolWorks so far. I didn't get everyone because I wasn't sure. And I just put first names and general locations so as not to get too inappropriately personal. Using a tool called Tagzania you can manage your own location…


Added by CoolWorks® on April 24, 2007 at 8:19am — No Comments

Spring Time in the Rockies

Everything feels like it's at least a month ahead of the calendar down here in Gardiner and out in the park. But we heard there was still decent snow above Cooke City so we checked it out yesterday.

Cool and overcast for starters. Just into the North Entrance at Gardiner we saw a dozen Elk, one Pronghorn Antelope and maybe 30 bison in one eyefull. Got a pretty good look at a lone wolf between Mammoth and Tower. By the time we got out towards the Lamar Valley it was starting to clear up… Continue

Added by CoolWorks® on April 9, 2007 at 6:41am — 1 Comment

Sheep Mtn Lodge Owner Zack Steer Takes 3rd in 2007 Iditarod

Anjanette and Zack Steer own and operate Sheep Mountain Lodge, on the Glenn Highway in Alaska. We hear it's a great place to work.

Zack just took 3rd place in the Iditarod, getting it done in 9 days, 12 hours, 46 minutes and 47 seconds. We got a vicarious thrill out of tracking Zack on the web during the race - Cool… Continue

Added by CoolWorks® on March 25, 2007 at 3:33pm — No Comments

My CoolWorks Rules

My CoolWorks is intended for a community of employees, alumni, job seekers and interested observers. My CoolWorks is provided in the hope that all parties will derive benefit from your collective contributions. While everything that is communicated here need not be serious, a certain level of professionalism and civility is expected.

Users must refrain from posting content that contains the following:

  • Profanity
  • Sexual, ethnic, racial,…

Added by CoolWorks® on March 1, 2007 at 10:00am — No Comments

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