Want to work for a cool company? You’ve come to the right place. The results for the best and coolest places to work in 2014 are in!

Every year we’re excited to see Outside Magazine’s 100 Best Places To Work. Outside always highlights the coolest employers in this list. They use an outside source to scrutinize companies over a year long process. The results are a fantastic way to focus your job search on the best places to work.

Outside Magazine allows you to search these companies by Industry, Location, and Size. Each company has it’s own blurb about their niche, culture, perks, number of employees, hiring info, and more. This is such a sweet resource for everyone.

There are so many cool companies that made the list (quite a few are repeats from 2013). Companies like Aspen Skiing Company, Patagonia, Deschutes Brewery, Dealer.com, Backroads, North Carolina Outward Bound School, and Two Rivers Marketing all made the list. Unfortunately, we can’t highlight all 100 companies in this blog post, but we will hit the entire top 20.

What makes these companies so great? They do things for their employees like:

  • Provide Gym Memberships
  • Complimentary Vacations
  • Get Paid To Lose Weight
  • Up To 2 Months Paid Vacation Per Year To Work For An Environmental Group
  • Discounted Products
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Free Sunglasses
  • Video Game Bonding Time
  • Free Beer
  • Ski Passes
  • Dog Friendly Offices
  • Free Race Entry Fees
  • And The List Goes On!

Even if you’re not in the market for a new job, you should check this out. It’s awesome. Learn about other cool perks and companies that offer Unlimited Vacation on the blog. Here are the 20 best places to work:

20. Adaptive Sports Center
19. Drake Cooper
18. TDA_Boulder
17. Brainstrom, Inc.
16. Cloud 9 Living
15. RoundPegg
14. Global Works
13. Geocaching
12. Realeflow
11. ReadyTalk
10. SportRx
9. MercuryCSC
8. Coast Law Group
7. New Belgium Brewing
6. Zen Planner
5. Spawn Ideas
4. GroundFloor Media
3. Sphero
2. Ergodyne
1. Seeley Lake Elementary

If you’re in the job market, apply to work at one of the best places to work. The list includes both big and small companies that include app design firms, clothing companies, ski resorts, breweries, advertising agencies, guide companies, and even schools. This is the ideal place to find a bit of job search inspiration!

Try to find your next job on the JobMonkey Job Board today!

It requires years of effort, focus, and determination to build a career. Yet, it only takes a simple mistake or two to make your entire career crumble in front of your eyes. No one wants to lose years of work due to one silly mistake.

Here are 13 career mistakes that you cannot afford to make:

  1. Stop Networking – Even if you’re happy in your job, you still need to get out and network. Meeting people will help you feel energized and open doors that you never even knew existed.
  2. Don’t Push Yourself – Complacency is boring. Push your limits at work to see what you are truly capable of. It can lead to failure, but don’t fear it. More likely, it will lead to huge opportunities.
  3. Stay Put – Feeling stuck is a terrible situation. Don’t let mortgage payments or fear keep you in one place. Take a leap of faith and see what happens, but be sure to plan ahead though.
  4. Burn Your Bridges – If you move from one job to another or one company to the next, always leave on a positive note. Don’t leave under bad terms. You never know when you might need to reach out to the individuals that you left behind.
  5. Only Being Money Focused – Money isn’t the only thing in life. Remember to seek out a healthy work-life balance. Don’t overwork yourself for a big paycheck. You might turn around and wonder what you did with your life.
  6. Ignore Feedback – Seek out and embrace professional feedback. It will help you grow and excel as a professional in the workplace. It might even lead to a raise or a promotion.
  7. Avoid Creativity – Be creative in life and at work. One wacky idea could lead to a new product line, a groundbreaking marketing campaign, or a entrepreneurial opportunity.
  8. Not Having Goals Or A Plan – Never approach anything in life without a plan. Make a goal and write it down. Hang it up where you can see it and always strive to achieve it. Goals and plans keep you driven toward success. Lacking these things is the fastest way to fall into a stagnant, complacent routine that you’ll hate.
  9. Becoming Obsolete – It’s important to seek out further career education, training, and skill building. Jobs change faster than you realize. Today there are jobs that didn’t even exist 10 years ago. Keep your skill set up, learn the newest trends, and stay up to date on industry news. Becoming obsolete is the fastest way to ruin a career.
  10. Taking The First Job You’re Offered – There is no doubt that the job search is tough. Sometimes desperation causes you to take the first job you are offered without considering the pros and cons. Turning down a job offer may be the best thing you’ll ever do. Wait for the right job.
  11. Not Having An Online Presence – If you’re not online, you’re doing something wrong. Google yourself and see what happens. Creating, maintaining, and promoting yourself online takes minimal effort and it will make a massive, positive impact on your career. Create your web presence today.
  12. Choosing The Wrong Employer – The company you work for makes a world of difference in your day-to-day happiness. A positive, supportive workplace with an employer who cares about you is essential if you want to look forward to going to work.
  13. Doing What Someone Else Want You To Do – Don’t succumb to outside pressure. You need to pursue the right job or career for you. Don’t get suckered into a lifestyle you hate because it’s what someone else wants you to do. You won’t be happy.

All of the career mistakes are common problems in today’s work force. Learn from this list and do your best not to make the same career mistakes that others do. Yes, you can learn from your mistakes, but it’s better to not make any mistakes at all.

If you have made a career mistake, don’t sweat it. Brush yourself off and get back on the job search train. JobMonkey is here for you with extensive Industry Guides and a constantly updated Job Board featuring cool jobs all over the world.

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