How to Prepare a Great Resume

Get noticed

Start your resume with a concise mission statement about yourself and position you are seeking.

Example: “We are a customer service oriented couple who love the RV lifestyle. We're looking for a rewarding front desk registration position at your campground.”

Relate to the campground

Customize your resume so your experience is directly relevant to the campground's job duties. Use words to accentuate your skills and abilities needed at the campgrounds.

Example: “Three years experience with front desk duties, including using KampSight software, handling camper issues in a professional manner, and accurate money handling at Blue Sky KOA.”

Include Both Team Members

If you have more than one person in your team, make sure to add both team members to the resume.  Add skills and experiences to each member's section so that the campground can see what each individual has done separately.


Spell check, spell check, spell check! Have someone else proofread before publishing. A quality, well constructed resume shows the campground you are responsible, detailed oriented, and willing to put time into projects.

Add references

Make it easy for campgrounds to select you from their many applicants by listing references with updated contact information.  Be sure that your references are aware someone may be calling them.

Example: “Please call my references listed below to further learn how we may be a great fit for your campground.”

Be honest

Be honest in your resume and cover letter. If you prefer to be indoors, don’t promote yourself as someone who loves the outdoors. Falsifying your resume will almost always lead to a short and unhappy work experience.

Other helpful tips:

  • Use "wow" words to describe yourself: demonstrated, attributed, provided, accomplished, achieved, etc...
  • Use a positive tone! Readjust your words to a positive tone to display an upbeat, confident team player.
  • Keep it simple! Be specific and concise.
  • Thank the campground for taking the time to look at your resume.