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In Episode 229, Workamper News leaders, Jody and Luke, describe features and benefits of membership

Today we are going to speak with two leaders of the Workamper News organization about the benefits available to employer and Workamper members via Workamper.com.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Workamper News. If you have more questions than answers when it comes to the Workamping and RVing lifestyle, then don’t worry, Workamper News has your back.

Attend the free, monthly Workamping Q&A webinar to get your questions answered.  Each month, the knowledgeable team behind Workamper.com hosts a free, live webinar where they answer questions submitted by folks, just like you, who are learning about the lifestyle, just getting started, or who have been Workamping for a while.

They cover topics like, what kind of Workamping jobs are out there, what do these jobs pay, tips for writing your Workamper resume, questions to ask an employer, what type of RV is best, how to get your mail as an RVer, and much more.

Register for the next live webinar at workamper.com/answers.  Or listen to detailed answers now by watching the recordings of past Q&A webinars on the Workamper News YouTube Channel. Visit youtube.com/workamper and click on the “Q&A on Workamping” playlist for more than 15 different videos.

Thousands of people have been members of Workamper News since its inception in 1987, some of which have remained members for decades. The organization is the undisputed authority on what Workamping is, and in connecting people looking for short-term jobs with employers who need quality workers.

Yet, some people still aren’t familiar with all the benefits of membership available to the two primary groups in the Workamping community, those being employers and Workampers.

Workamper News needs participation from both groups in order to be effective. The staff is not beholden to one group more than the other. Workamping cannot work without jobs to do, nor can it work without qualified employees to fill those jobs.

Jody Anderson Duquette, the executive director of Workamper News, and Luke Duquette, the technical director, come on the show today to describe the features and benefits available to employers and Workampers alike.

Employers get access to qualified workers who can perform a variety of jobs, and who love to work short-term jobs so they can finance their travel experience while relishing an entire region of the country.

Employers can search through a vast database of Workamper resumes to find people looking for a specific type of job, or who want to work in a certain area. The Workamper staff is able to help employers craft a recruiting strategy to ensure they have a good pool of potential candidates in order to hire the right team.

A hiring strategy is important because Workampers are constantly looking for their next assignments, so employers should promote jobs frequently to help find ideal employees.

Employers are able to be guests on this podcast to describe their companies and the types of jobs they’re looking to fill. They can also set up what’s called employer tours to post additional photos and information for Workampers to review before submitting an application. That way companies can provide more information about their firm, its history, culture and work environment.

A daily Hotline Jobs email distributed to Workamper members contains job openings to help employers find workers quickly.

Workampers themselves have access to thousands of job listings every year, as well as the ability to easily create a resume to send to apply to jobs. They can also leave reviews of their experiences and set up alerts to flag positions in specific states to help make travel planning easier.

With the resume builder feature, Workampers can craft an ideal resume that highlights exactly the type of information prospective employers are looking for in potential staff. If they can’t find the right job, they can post a situations wanted ad to further attract a potential employer.

The Workamper News website showcases a bunch of videos and articles to help people prepare for the RVing and Workamping lifestyle, and to make the most of it once they hit the road. For folks who still have questions, Jody leads a monthly Q&A webinar to provide more specific information.

There are a lot of features and benefits that Workampers and employers can take advantage of on the Workamper News website. To get started, visit www.workamper.com.

That’s all I have for this week’s show. Next week, I will be speaking with a Workamper who runs a business from the RV while his wife works traditional Workamping jobs. I’ll have that interview on the next episode of the Workamper Show. Thanks for listening!

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is a former journalist who covered the recreation vehicle industry since 2009. He started podcasting in 2014 and enjoys interviewing people about ways to live, work and play in their RVs.

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