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A Gateway to Healing

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…

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Added by Lauren Darter on October 13, 2017 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

Unexpected Paths.

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.

The…

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Added by Shaina Lebowitz on May 2, 2017 at 11:54am — No Comments

5 Reasons Why Your Job Application Didn’t Get Response

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…

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Added by Robert Morris on April 25, 2017 at 4:41am — No Comments

going to the north rim

any one familiar with what the living conditions are like at the north rim?

Added by mark on March 11, 2017 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

Sul duc hot springs

Going to be working in Olympic national park.
Anyone who can share their experience would be great.

Added by Elaine on February 22, 2017 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Housing in Juneau Alaska for the 2017 season

Hello, I am reaching out to whoever maybe looking for a room mate for the 2017 season in Juneau Alaska.

Best Regards

Captain James 

Added by James Heckard on February 12, 2017 at 4:52am — No Comments

WELCOME, AMTJ NEWBIES!!!

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…

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Added by Allen Marine on February 8, 2017 at 5:27pm — 1 Comment

8 Best Traveling Tips for Seasonal Workers

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…

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Added by Steven M. Mehler on February 1, 2017 at 5:05am — No Comments

I hear the trumpeting of Sand Hill Cranes

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

How to Tell Your Career Story

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,…

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Added by Diana Beyer on January 17, 2017 at 2:54am — No Comments

Why Your Seasonal Job Experience Is A Key To Employment And How To Use It Properly

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…

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Added by Steven M. Mehler on November 25, 2016 at 7:05am — No Comments

Checklist for Resume Writing: 5 Steps to Ensure Your Resume is Ready for Today’s Job Market

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.

We’ve collected…

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Added by Diana Beyer on November 22, 2016 at 7:32am — No Comments

this summer from my kitchen

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Added by Ditesia Z. Johnson (TC) on October 21, 2016 at 12:18pm — No Comments

How to Make Your Seasonal Job Experience Work for You in Your Resume

It's easy to write off seasonal work as something that you just do to make ends meet or to make a few extra dollars, but it can be valuable work experience. You shouldn't feel like you need to gloss over it, or that the person reading your resume won't want to read about it. If you frame it the right way, your experiences as a temp can easily make your resume stand out in a sea of bland…

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Added by Diana Beyer on October 13, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Going Deeper

I've been watching the cool works page for years; applying here and there when my current job is being particularly soul-sucking. In the last couple of months, I've started a serious job search. But first, back story. 

I've worked as a swim instructor for four years. Before that, I was a wrangler at a summer camp. Before that, I was a full time college student majoring in Follow Your Heart and not caring what my future looked like as long as it "felt right". Let me tell you. That…

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Added by Nicole Barrett on September 26, 2016 at 7:06pm — 2 Comments

5 Ways to Put Travelling On Your Job Resume

It is always challenging to balance between a well-paying job and traveling across the world maybe for leisure or just exploration. Traveling should always be goal oriented and should also go hand in hand with your career objectives.

Wandering across the world aimlessly will not only consume a lot of valuable time but also keep one away from constructive activities around your working area and the society at large. If used carefully, traveling can be turned into working…

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Added by Julie Ellis on September 20, 2016 at 7:18am — No Comments

Random Days in the Life: Summer 2016 Wall Drug, Part 2

This summer I am working at Wall Drug in Wall, South Dakota. In Part 1, I did an overview of three random days.  In this part, I'll do 2 more...the 2nd days of August and September.  I might do an edit at the end of the season for one more day...but sometimes that part of the season gets a bit hectic.

Part 1 is here:…

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Added by Keith Larson on September 3, 2016 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

Random Days in the Life: Summer 2016 Wall Drug, Part 1

This summer I am working at Wall Drug in Wall, South Dakota.  Maybe you have seen the signs if you have ever travelled on I-90.  I first heard about the company because of those signs.  It was in an advertising class in college.  Several years ago I was making a trip across the country and was going to spend a weekend in Pierre.  Seeing those signs along the way reminded me of the place and looked up opportunities for seasonal work.  I…

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Added by Keith Larson on September 3, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Living The Dream

Living the Dream is the book I wrote while living in my RV and working at Mount Rainier. The chapters include all sorts of things I learned during my seven year journey in seasonal work. On Monday and Tuesday, September 5 and 6th,  you can download it FREE, yes, free at the link.  I'd love some good…

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Added by Carol on September 2, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Nailed it!

I know its been to long since I've been on here, just thought i'd give a quick update! 

I made it to Skagway, AK!!! yay! Have been working as a Adventure Guide and have totally loved every second of it! Not only have I been blown away by the pure beauty of SE Alaska, but also by all of the amazing people I have gotten to know & love. 

Seems like I every now and then I catch myself thinking, "holy moses! I'm actually in Alaska!" Cant believe I finally made it here. One thing…

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Added by Kelsey Kerr on July 2, 2016 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment

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