The Compass Blog

New Years and New Beginnings

Kelcy Fowler

The New Year is always a great opportunity to look back at the year behind, its high and lows, obstacles and accomplishments, lessons learned, and memories made. We hope that you’ll have an opportunity for quiet reflection, to look back on 2018 and pull from the mass of memories your favorite moments, the ones that gave you the biggest smiles or made the largest impact on your soul, the ones that you can call upon to give you strength, hope, light, and inspiration for the next year.

The New Year is also a great time to look forward, to envision what we want the next 12 months to look like, what we want to see in our rear view mirror when we’re at this point next year. We hope you all have big dreams that you’re chasing down, and that 2019 lays ahead as a big, blank canvas that you’re excited to start turning into a masterpiece!

We’re always excited to be looking forward. We’ve been working on the features and functionality of CoolWorks quite a bit since we launched the new site design at the end of 2016, and we hope to continue to improve the service and tools it offers you in your job search in 2019. And we’d love to hear from you! If you would give us one minute and answer three short questions about how the site works for you and which features could make it a better tool for you, we would love to hear your thoughts. 


We’re looking ahead to exciting things in 2019! We will be rolling out our new community space early in the new year, and if you’d like to receive updates or an early invite to join, you can sign up to receive updates here: 

We are also excited to be working towards delivering more value to you in 2019 as a member of our community through this CoolWorks CompassNewsletter! Look for changes to the structure and content of our love notes and as always, let us know if you have any thoughts, ideas or suggestions.

CoolWorks Month of Sharing

This February, we’ll be celebrating Jobs in Great Places all month!

In the coming weeks, share a picture – or two or three – of your favorite seasonal job memories on Instagram, tag us (@coolworksjobs) and use the hashtag #coolworksjobs. Don’t forget to share what sticks with you about that moment, memory or experience in your caption. ​

Featured Employers

These are some of the #CoolWorksJobs that I’ve been daydreaming about lately. Click on each feature to view more information about the company and their available opportunities.

A Quick Tip from CoolWorks

Just as a quick pointer, friends, in your job search and application process, make sure to do the research and ask the questions to ensure that the job not just looks and sounds good, but also feels like a good fit for who you are and what you need, expect, and seek in your experience.  An employment relationship is a two-way street, and you are just as entitled to ask questions of a potential employer as is your interviewer. Check out the Job Seeker’s Guide for tips on finding a good fit.

Cheers to authoring your story, and make this year one of your best!