The Compass Blog

Southern Coast

Oregon

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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Opportunity Cost

An experience today grows to be a story tomorrow and a memory in the years to come. Our time is our most valuable and finite resource. Invest it wisely!

Introducing The CoolWorks Help Center

The Help Center is a library of articles, videos, and visual aids to answer any and all questions you might have about how to use our site and to get the most out of your job search or recruiting efforts.

Metamorphosis

And it strikes me that of all the things of wonder in the natural world, there must be a reason why schools everywhere, decade after decade, choose this story as one of the first to teach our children about nature and science.

The Alchemy of Spring

This is a season change that always fills me with creative energy and excitement. When I sit still and breathe, I can feel that energy moving through my veins like the water that now starts to resurface and flow in our washes from it’s winter depths. It is most…

Catching Waves

Our lives are all full of successes and failures, perfect timing, failed attempts, and missed opportunities, and sometimes I wonder if life isn’t a more complicated version of floating in the surf searching for and manifesting that next great wave. 

Live the Story You Want to Tell

In the fall of 2007, I was approaching graduation from business school and my subsequent dreaded expulsion into the post-B school world of banking, finance, consulting, or some other career field that I’d heard of but didn’t know exactly what sort of work I would be doing when I…