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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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5 Reasons to Consider a Season in Alaska

With 586,000 square miles of total land and less than 750,000 in population, Alaska is one of the wildest swaths of land in the world, and it vastness beckons thousands of adventure-thirsty job seekers every year.

These Are the Good Old Days

In the next few days or weeks, many of you are going to be arriving at a brand new place, setting off on a new adventure, a new experience, a new chapter in life. When you hop off the bus, step out of your car, or walk out of the…

Building Connection between Job Seekers and Employers

Having had 25 years of building relationships with the employers who use CoolWorks, as well as hosting an annual conference for seasonal HR folks, we’re in a unique position to be able to share with both sides of our community – the employers, and you, the job seekers.

An Ode to Ice Cream in Great Places

There are so many things to love about the summer months. Long days, sunshine, Great Places, weekends. And – Ice Cream !!!! Remembering the sound of the neighborhood ice cream truck still makes me smile. At 4102 Monroe Street, we thought we hit the jackpot when buying a PushUp…

Don’t be years behind the curve

For Employers

Jennifer McClure, @CincyRecruiter, did an amazing job of making videos with thought leaders at the SHRM Conference in New Orleans. In the video I feature here, she interviews Matthew Adam, Vice-President and Chief Talent Strategist at NAS Recruitment Communications.…