RESOURCES

Oxbow Bend, Snake River

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Many of us on the Cool Works team have experienced seasonal work from both sides, as employees and employers.  We’ve gathered these resources to help you find, encourage, and train staff; find a gig that’s right for you; connect with your tribe from Millennials to Older and Bolder, or simply learn more about seasonal work in the United States. Have a topic suggestion? Please contact us!

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Life on a Dude Ranch

Job Seekers Guide

Dude ranches or guest ranches – whatever you call them, they offer incredible experiences with potential life-changing benefits for the people who come to work for a season. There are tremendous opportunities and experiences to be had.

Using CoolWorks.com

Job Seekers Guide

Applying for a job on CoolWorks.com is a bit different than a typical job application process. Seasonal employers recruit and make hiring decisions months in advance of a job or operating season start dates, and each employer has their own unique application process.

Seasonal Human Resources Association

For Employers

THE conference for seasonal HR and Recruiting Managers to gather, learn, share and invent the strategies and tactics that make their property’s HR efforts successful. Everything from recruiting, retention, and recreation to employment law updates, creative solutions to the growing housing crunch, and invaluable networking.

Mobile Apps = More Applicants

For Employers

If you have an application that’s not mobile friendly, you stand to lose nearly HALF of potential CoolWorks applicants who are engaged and shopping your recruiting materials to employers who are providing them with a way to conveniently apply online.

Value Gained Through Volunteering

Job Seekers Guide

While some view volunteerism as an opportunity to “give back” to society, my experience as a volunteer changed the way in which I viewed the world and the way in which I wanted to interact. Volunteerism was a true gift, and an experience I would recommend again and again.

Retention Starts With Motivation

For Employers

A recruiting strategy is necessary, a retention strategy is crucial. You’ve worked hard to get them there and now you want to keep them there. The employees who are motivated, coached and mentored are the ones that will return as your department head managers and supervisors in future seasons.