The Compass Blog

South Lake Tahoe, California

The Compass Blog is your guide to navigating the world of Jobs in Great Places®! We cover a wide range of topics relating to seasonal and outdoor jobs, including tips and how to's, travel ideas, personal finance advice, fun stories of history and personal experiences, and much more!

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Hot Springs Near Your Next Winter Job

This time of year when the days get shorter, and the temperatures drop, those of us who are winter-inclined start thinking about the snowy fun we’re about to have. After a day loading chair lifts or skiing the bumps, the tracks, the backcountry trails, snowshoeing through a pine forest, mushing…

The Variety of Winter Seasonal Jobs

It’s that time of year when employers for winter seasonal jobs are in full recruiting mode. In pondering a winter job and where you might like to be, here’s a rundown of possibilities to consider.

What is a Seasonal Job?

When we talk about seasonal jobs, we mean opportunities that allow you to travel, to live and work in places where others go on vacation, jobs that give you the opportunity to live in beautiful places that you can explore during your time off.

Live Your Legend

The beginning of summer is sneaking up, and lately, I’ve been thinking about powerful endings. All of you have likely experienced the acute impression that a significant ending can stamp on our memory: graduation and the inevitable dispersing of longtime friends, returning for the first time to an empty nest after…

Taking A Look

Even though we’ve reached late May and have been taunted by the prospect of summer for a few weeks now, it’s currently 42 degrees, raining, gusting winds up to 45 mph, and snow is in the forecast here at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The outlook for…

Seize the Summer

As the doors and windows open on another season, we thought it’d be a good opportunity to talk about what we hope you’ll get out of the upcoming months, why we fell in love with Jobs in Great Places, and why we want as many people as possible to…

Big Sky Country

Whether you’re looking for a job in a National Park, on a Ranch, or for a Non-Profit – the opportunities in Montana are endless.

Of All the Paths You Take in Life

Do you like to work hard, be outside all day long, get dirty, recount your day around a campfire at night with your new best friends, fall asleep under a starry sky and get to wake up and do it all over again the next day? You should…