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Workamping 102: Interviewing for a Workamper Job
A Webinar home-study course
Do you know what is the most critical step in the job finding process? Do you wonder why some Workampers nearly always find great positions while others have disasters? What is the secret to finding a job that is a match? It’s all in the interview.
Give me three hours and I’ll help you prepare for this most important step. You will know what questions to ask so you can make sure this is the right job for you. You’ll be able to sell yourself and stand out among crowds of applicants.
We’ll use Workamper.com’s state of the art Webinar technology for Workamper University’s second course. You’ll both see and hear the presentation right on your computer in the comfort of your home or RV.
From: Jaimie Hall Bruzenak and Workamper University
Date:May 20, 2013
Are you wondering:
• How to avoid surprises when you arrive on the job?
• What questions to ask during the interview?
• How to read between the lines during an interview?
• What employers are looking for and some subtle ways you communicate information to them?
• How to sell yourself?
• How you can ask for more time to weigh the offer if there is another job you are hoping for?
So, let me ask you this: If there was a better way to interview, would you want to know more?
Most Workampers develop their ability to interview through trial and error.
They are parked in the worst spot in the RV park next to a barking dog, so they learn to ask more questions about their site. They thought they’d be working 24 hours a week over three days, only to find out they would have to work six days a week.
Often unhappy Workampers were so anxious to get a job, they didn’t ask enough questions or listen to their gut that was telling them something was wrong. With advance preparation using this model, Workampers have successful interviews, interviews that more often than not result in a job offer and positions and employers that meet their needs.
How do they do it? They follow our step-by-step process instead of rushing through the interview without thought, research and preparation.
Discover how this program will help you not only find out what you need to know about a job and employer but sell yourself effectively.
You’ve found lots of jobs in the past before traveling in an RV, why should interviewing for a Workamping position be different?
• You’ll identify questions you need to ask during the interview and prepare a basic checklist.
• You’ll learn how to research an employer and add additional questions.
• You’ll identify knockout factors you have, if any, and screen employers.
• You’ll be able to identify red flags that indicate this is not a place you’d like to work.
• You’ll be able to figure what you are “paying” for your RV site and learn what you need to ask so you don’t pay income tax on its value.
• You’ll have the tools to evaluate a job offer to compute your compensation.
• You’ll write two sales pitches — a 15-20 second one and a longer one.
• You’ll learn how to handle “unusual” situations like pets, solo Workamper, health issues.
If you follow the methods we’ll learn, you’ll be well prepared for the interview process. You’ll be able to sell yourself while finding out what you need to know to decide if this job is a match. This is not a theoretical course. You will write out questions that apply to you and specific jobs plus prepare your “sales pitches.”
Let me share how I got started Workamping
In 1992, my late husband, Bill, and I sold everything and began full-time RVing. We were 47, not retired and would have to find jobs. We had been introduced to Workamper News even before this and were subscribers. We decided to focus on finding seasonal jobs with the National Park Service but applied to any jobs in Workamper that looked like they paid wages for each hour that was worked. Surprisingly, we got job offers. Employers wanted us! We held out for jobs with NPS and both were hired to work in maintenance at Grand Teton National Park.
Not everything went as smoothly as that. The next year, we missed a step in the rehire process so we had to scramble for jobs. We got a job offer at a houseboat company in Minnesota. Bill had negotiated a higher wage and a guaranteed 40-hour/week with time and one-half pay for overtime but, from the first, things weren’t as promised and they wanted us to go on salary. That would have meant working a “reasonable” amount of overtime for the same pay as we would get working 40 hours. The other men were working 50-60 hours/week on salary! We said no. Eventually things went from bad to worse and we gave our two weeks notice. We left two hours later, checks in hand.
Interestingly, we had had a gut feeling that there would be problems, but went anyway. Our guts were right!
We left and Bill almost immediately received a job offer at Rocky Mountain National Park. Once we arrived, I easily found a job first at Safeway, then later giving guided tours at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, while volunteering one day a week at Wild Basin Ranger Station in the park.
In the following years we worked at several other national parks, volunteered for our site at a national forest and a national park, sold Christmas trees plus I worked during tax season for an accountant.
I began writing about Workamping for Escapees magazine, Workamper News and other publications. Since there was no real book on working on the road, in 2004 I wrote and published a how-to book, Support Your RV Lifestyle! An Insider’s Guide to Working on the Road. In the meantime I was asked to moderate the Workamper Viewpoint forums and write a regular column for Workamper News.
I have presented seminars on several aspects of Workamping at Workamper job fairs and other RV rallies, presented a Webinar (Web-based seminar) for Workamper subscribers on completing your Awesome Applicant Resume and now offer a resume makeover service for people who want to work on the road. I also instructed the Webinar-based Workamper University course, Workamper 101.
What this workshop is designed to do is to save you from having to learn the hard way!
This Workamper University course, Workamping 102, is perfect for those new to the Workamper lifestyle looking for their first job who do not want to reinvent the wheel. It is also excellent for Workampers who have gotten their feet wet and would like to find even better jobs.
Here is just a little of what you’ll learn through this Webinar on interviewing for a Workamper job.
• How a Workamper interview is different than most other job interviews.
• Identify questions you need to ask employers.
• What steps you need to take to prepare for the interview.
• How to evaluate compensation.
• Identify your key selling points.
• When to eliminate an employer for consideration.
• How to leave the door open for future employment if you turn a job down.
• Bonus: How to sell yourself when interviewing on the telephone or via Web cam.
We aren’t going to just talk about interviewing, completing the course exercises, you’ll finish with a list of questions, an “elevator” speech, and an action plan for interviews. It is for the Workamper who is serious about finding a job that is a match.
Why am I offering this now?
Bill and I had to learn the hard way about Workamping. Now, Workamping has become even more competitive and I’d like to see you hit the ground running rather than take the chance of becoming disillusioned by your first experience. I absolutely believe you can get what you want in a job—if you know how to interview. This is the next logical step in the process we’ve been exploring in Workamper 101. Workamper University is committed to offering practical, how-to-do-it courses so we have teamed up to offer you this course now.
So what can this workshop do for you?
You benefit by:
√ Finding out about a job before you drive hundreds or thousands of miles to get there.
√ Saving time and effort by screening employers before you send a resume or have an interview.
√ Identifying and emphasizing your strongest selling points in the interview.
√ Becoming aware of body language on the phone or Web cam.
√ Knowing what questions to ask an employer so there are no surprises.
√ Learning a process you’ll use each time you interview for a job.
Don’t take my word for it. Hear what some of my attendees and readers have to say:
That (AA Resume Webinar) was so fantastic, Jaimie, so fantastic. I am even more excited than before. Even though I am not new to the work force I knew I needed new and fresh information regarding applications. Your presentation was to the point, easily understood and interesting. Thanks for the time it takes to put this all together for us. Thanks. ~Cheri Lu
Jaimie Hall's personal experiences, contacts, and research make this the most complete book ever assembled for those who need to earn money as they travel. ~Kay and Joe Peterson, Founders of the Escapees RV Club
Just got your book yesterday and couldn’t put it down. I wished we’d had this book before we hit the road. ~Terry
Jaimie: You did a great job last night! Thanks so much for putting together such an informative event. ~Dolores
Here’s the entire curriculum I plan to cover:
Class One: Preparing for the interview. We’ll cover methods for researching an employer and preparing a list of questions to ask in the interview. You’ll learn how to compute what you are “paying for an RV site.”
Class Two: Interviewing from the employer’s point of view and putting your best foot forward. Steve Anderson, publisher of Workamper News and former HR person for Adventureland, will share the employer’s point of view. You’ll learn how to use the telephone to your advantage and begin writing your “elevator speeches” and commercials.
Class Three: Putting it all together. A Workamper couple takes the “hot seat” and shares their elevator speeches. You’ll learn how to prepare for and handle “unusual” situations such as being a solo Workamper, having pets or health issues or physical limitations.
What would happen if you played the interview by ear instead of using this process?
You might get the job. Everything might work out great, but over the past 10-12 years, I’ve talked to too many Workampers who thought they knew what they were getting into and ended up unhappy. In some cases it was so bad, they didn’t even stay through their commitment.
On the other hand, if you use this process to prepare for your interview, you can greatly improve the odds you’ll find an employer who is a match for your wants and needs and who treats you the way you want to be treated.
If you make a mistake, it costs time and money. Taking a position with everything spelled out, where there no surprises, can make the difference between a successful season and a not-so-good one.
Okay, Jaimie, Sounds Great! What’s my minimal investment for your Workamping 102: Interviewing for a Workamper job
We’ve had many requests for an independent study program by Workampers who were not able to take the course originally. For that reason, we decided to make it available on CD.
When I tried to price this, I thought about the value you will get. Workamper University is a whole, new approach. Most seminars touch briefly on interviewing in an hour that covers the whole topic of getting a Workamper job. Here you’ll actually go step-by-step and receive guidance and feedback the entire way. You’ll not only get great content and tools you’ll use your whole Workamping career, but network with others just like you - which is priceless!
Just by attending this course and completing the process at each step of the way, you’ll find jobs that pay more and that are a match, significantly increasing the money you take home. What could be better than that?
If I were to work with you individually, my hourly rate is at least $200 an hour — so the Webinar class time alone, at three sessions, is worth $600! And that’s without materials or other bonuses!
With my coaching training, my rates have skyrocketed.
I am, however, committed to making you as successful as you can be. Since this is my life’s work, and I want to be of service to as many people as I can, I know that if I were to price it at $600, many people who want to come would not.
What is more important is the return on investment that you will realize. If you made a mistake, drove 1000 miles in your RV to a job that didn’t work, that would cost you (at $2/gal) more than $300 in fuel. If you could earn an extra $1/hour over a three-month period working 30 hours a week, you’d earn an additional $600. You’ll get more than your investment back with your next job.
So the home-study course for Workamper 102: Interviewing for a Workamper Job is just $64*!
Remember, I’ll be sharing techniques I’ve successfully used to get tons of job offers and earn excellent hourly wages. We learned the hard way so now you don’t have to reinvent the wheel and learn by hard knocks.
Register NOW and I’ll Give You These Valuable
FREE BONUSES too!
• Eight articles on Workamping and the RV lifestyle available for reading or instant download. “RV Camping - Ten Ways to Save Money” alone can save you money every night, adding up to hundreds of dollars a year!
• RVing on a budget with 24 categories, each with tips on saving money.
• Job Search chart, which can be duplicated for multiple use.
Workamper.com has added this bonus!
• A ten-percent discount on any of the books listed in the suggested reading list for the course that you purchase from the Workamper bookstore from the time of registration up to the end of the course. (Free shipping in the U.S.)
Yes, Jaimie, I’m ready to register now:
** Since several of the tools used in the course are part of the WorkamperPlus subscription it will be necessary to become a subscriber or upgrade your regular subscription if you are not already a Plus subscriber.
√ $64 for WorkamperPlus subscribers.
√ $74 ($64 + $10 for subscription upgrade) for WorkamperBasic subscribers.
√ $104 ($64 + $40 WorkamperPlus electronic subscription) for non-subscribers.
To your Workamping success,
PS. I am excited to be offering this home study course since I won’t be offering the live version for a year or more- if at all. By taking the course now, you can gain the skills that will pay off as soon as you put them into practice. In this competitive job market, why shouldn’t you have the creme of the crop jobs? Don’t miss out on this chance to take charge of your Workamping career and create a new kind of future for yourself!
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