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WHAT: Your summer job at the Burger Barn doesn't have the same appeal it used to. This year, you're looking for something different, something exotic. Cleaning salmon in Alaska or traveling on a cruise ship - that's more like it. Through engaging writing and vivid examples, Worktravel.com can give you a hand.

BEST POINTS: Worktravel.com lets you view seasonal job opportunities with about 1,000 employers in the United States and abroad. The group does not provide these jobs but helps you get in touch with those who do. Choose from canneries, dude ranches, mountain and beach resorts, and cruise-ship work. Job descriptions, positions, and potential salaries are available. The site also tells you about living arrangements, which can vary from a tent in Alaska to small, dormitory-style rooms on cruise ships.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: If you want to bounce some ideas off of other people, check out the chat room. At 3 p.m. EST, a company representative will be available to ask questions. The service costs $19.95 and includes industry updates, travel tips, and application, and interview tips specific to the industry and employer profiles. Note: These jobs aren't for the timid. Some can turn physically taxing in a hurry, requiring unusually long hours, for example. So if you're not committed to working in sometimes-challenging conditions, some of these jobs may not be for you.

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