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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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…

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.