October is usually the month when you begin to think “Whoa- where did the year go?” It’s like people start talking about the holidays and the New Year before you even realize summer ended. But, just because 2011 is quickly winding down doesn’t mean your job search has to. In fact, the next couple of months can actually be one of the best times to look for work. By October, most companies have regained speed after the summer lull, and many will be trying to make hiring decisions before the holiday vacation season begins in late November.
“Beginning the week of Thanksgiving, many companies’ hiring processes start coming to a slow grind, due in a large part to many people using the holidays as vacation time, adding extra days off to the holiday schedule,” says Dorothy Tannahill Moran, owner of Next Chapter, New Life, a career coaching firm. “For a job seeker … this means they need to be networking, conducting informational interviews and sending applications immediately so they can be focused on by the hiring company while a full staff is still available.”Looking for a job? It’s time to kick your search into high gear. To give you a jump start, here’s a list of 15 companies that are hiring new employees this month.
1. Addison Search
Sample job titles: Coder, customer service, escrow, credit analyst
Location: Texas, N.Y., Ill. , N.J., Mass.
2. Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Sample job titles: Registered nurse, behavior support specialist, caregiver/ direct support professional, area director
Location: Calif., Colo., Ill., Ind., Kan., Mich., Mo., N.J., Ohio, Ore., Texas, Wash., Wis.
Industry: Professional consulting
Sample job titles: Java developer, Java architect, SharePoint developer, and SharePoint architect
Location: Richmond, Va.; Charlotte, N.C.; Philadelphia
Industry: Consumer services
Sample job titles: Marketing manager, business analyst / operations analyst, customer support specialist, field sales consultant, production support specialist, Java developer, senior web designer, project manager, national accounts manager
5. Dollar General
Sample job titles: District managers, store managers, store manager candidates
6. Family Home Health Services
Sample job titles: Business development manager, occupational therapist, physical therapist, nurse
Location: Fla., Mich., Ind., Mo., Ohio
7. Farmers Insurance
Sample job titles: Insurance sales agent
Location: (cities or states): Ill., Ind., Minn., N.J., Ohio, Penn., Va., Wis.
8. John Knox Village
Industry: Health care
Sample job titles: Food service, CNA, LPN, RN, EMT
Location: Mo., Kan.
9. Men’s Wearhouse
Sample job titles: Sales consultant, sales manager
10. Modern Woodmen of America
Industry: Insurance and banking
Sample job titles: Managing partner, financial representative
Industry: Professional services
Sample job titles: Accountant, auditor, tax accountant, consultant
12. The Prudential Insurance Company of America
Industry: Financial services
Sample job titles: Financial professional associate (entry level and experienced)
Industry: Consumer services
Sample job titles: Store manager, district manager, bilingual customer service representative, commercial construction field estimator, customer service representative, general manager trainee, store manager trainee, regional manager
14. TMG Health
Industry: Business process outsourcing/professional services
Sample job titles: Analyst, senior market research; supervisor, operations compliance; supervisor, workforce management, analyst II, systems, account executive
Location: Dunmore, Penn.; King of Prussia, Penn.; Dallas; Little Rock, Ark.
15. Warner Chilcott
Sample job titles: Pharmaceutical sales rep, women’s healthcare pharmaceutical rep, osteoporosis pharmaceutical sales rep
Location: Multiple states