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The Employee Journey -- pt.4 What you can do after you apply

All too often prospective seasonal employees find themselves in a waiting game after they apply. There are a few reasons for this. First, employers often have a lot of applications to work through. When I work an application I look through the application, contact the applicant, set up an interview, spend 45 minutes to an hour interviewing them, and then have to decide if the person is a good fit for the positions I have available. Hiring is the most important part of my job year after year. If… Continue

Added by Rick Peterson on December 27, 2008 at 2:40pm — 9 Comments

On the real benefits of a seasonal job

Having worked in Yellowstone, and excited to move forward to my next seasonal job, I've done lots of thinking about the benefits of the seasonal job lifestyle...

Once I got settled in, and decided to look outside myself to see just what and who I could get involved with, I found as I opened my mind and searched for learning opportunities, that the world expanded! To me, the best benefits weren't about the housing (which was decent) or the food (which was edible). The best benefits for me… Continue

Added by Kate on January 2, 2009 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Birthday at the Kay El Bar

I've been waiting for a typical day for "A Day in the Life, Take 2", but I haven't found one. So I'll just grab yesterday, maybe mention a few points, and sometime later make a third take. Let's make it a random date: March 5th.



January 7th is my birthday, but I kinda quit doing birthdays years ago.



I woke up at 6 am. I don't necessarily wake up then, sometimes earlier sometimes later. Most of my work is scheduled later in the day so usually I wake up whenever. I have a… Continue

Added by Keith Larson on January 8, 2009 at 4:06pm — No Comments

The Employee Journey -- pt.2 Deciding where to apply

I’m trying to blog the seasonal employee journey, based on my history in Alaska. Previously I talked about the slowing rate of tourism in 2009. But don’t worry, there will still be seasonal jobs out there for you to enjoy. Once you have made the decision to seek a seasonal adventure, you have to decide where to apply. This is an immensely important decision and can mean the difference between you having the summer of your life, or the summer of your discontent.



Before you start… Continue

Added by Rick Peterson on December 3, 2008 at 6:00pm — 13 Comments

The Employee Journey -- pt 1. A 2009 Outlook

I haven’t blogged for a while but have been thinking about things I could share with the MyCoolworks group that would be helpful for 2009. I am going to do a series of blogs covering my knowledge of the seasonal employee journey. I am going to cover every step I can think of, from your first thought of seasonal employment to your first day of work and beyond.



This blog is my rundown and predictions of what 2009 will bring for anyone interested in a seasonal job. My expertise is… Continue

Added by Rick Peterson on November 21, 2008 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

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