By Kaitlin Madden
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.
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