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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Go Searching for Your Last Frontier

I recently returned home after two weeks spent in the Last Frontier. In honor of Alaska Day, which was this past Thursday, October 18th. I thought it fitting to dedicate this weeks’ Compass to our 49th state!

Breaking Bad Faith

I lie to myself, all the time, and generally at the expense of my own freedom and happiness. As it turns out, many of us do.

May This Moment Bring You Joy

When I was working seasonally, I remember the August grumps would take us all over. Then almost magically, all that would fade about the end of August as fall would start to usher in. The new season felt like a bit of a new beginning, and it would buoy…

Summer Ain’t Over Yet!

Wherever this note finds you, I hope that you’ll rally in taking on the last few weeks of summer.  Go after them with the fury and enthusiasm that you did in the first weeks when the trails were first starting to clear, or the water was just bearable enough…

Trail Talk

If you’re currently or have previously worked a seasonal job in a beautiful place (as we hope you all have or will), chances are you’ve participated in a timeless rite of the seasonal work experience: Trail Talk – folks coming back from their weekend and recounting the exploits from…

Mid Summer Site Improvements

Our development team has been working on improving the Employer Dashboard and Profile creation process, and we were excited to roll out those site updates on July 12, 2018. Employers will notice a few new things when logging into your CoolWorks account.

Fathers Day Edition

And therein lies the lesson time has to teach us.  Be grateful for all of your moments soaking up the joy and sorrow of life, the time witnessing the world’s beauty as well as the time enduring its hardships.  They are all precious, and they are precious because they…