10 Companies Hiring Like Crazy in October
Turns out, October is about more than pumpkin-flavored everything, hilarious costumes, and Oktoberfest. It’s also great month to get hired!
Whoever you are—be it a born competitor, a dog lover, or a people person—and wherever you want to work from, these awesome companies have tons of openings that just might the job you’ve been hoping for!
1. Gap Inc.
You know Gap Inc. is comprised of several great brands, including Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta. And it’s a four-for-one deal because they’re all hiring—a ton. Gap Inc. brands are always searching to fill roles from strategy to legal counsel to designers to store planners and product managers, but right now they’re especially focused on hiring seasonal help for the holiday months.
Even better, you could get an offer on the spot when you attend the company’s Holiday Hiring Event, happening October 17 in stores nationwide. (Apply in advance for brownie points.)
Lisa Cepis, Area Manager for Athleta, shares, “The benefit of being a seasonal employee is that you have the benefit of “test driving” the store environment. Is it right for you? There are also the amazing benefits of the merchandise discount, a work schedule that meets your needs, and being part of a wonderful team environment.”
Where would you like to work? In Washington, DC? In Atlanta? In San Francisco? From home? CEB—a best practice insight and technology company—has openings in all of those locations.
With 54 offices around the globe, CEB works with over 300,000 business professionals from more than 10,000 organizations in 110 countries—driving corporate performance and helping leaders find solutions to their problems. Talk about impact!
Are you someone who thrives on competition—who wants to move even a little faster than the person next to you? According to Major Account Representative Mark Sieckman, at shipping and logistics company Worldwide Express: “The people and the end goal allows us to be successful. Each individual drives the team to new heights. We set the bar pretty high for ourselves—and our competitive nature drives us.”
Handling millions of packages and freight shipments for thousands of brands in major industries takes a lot of people, so check out Worldwide Express’ open positions today, join the team, and get your hard work recognized.
DogVacay is the largest and fastest growing online and mobile community of pet sitters. But you won’t just join a team that helps people find care for their dogs—and cats, chickens, and hedgehogs—you’ll get to hang with a ton of dogs (and dog lovers) every day at work.
“Everyone here is so positive and motivated,” shares Rachael King, Head of Communications. “And obviously it’s a lot of fun—being surrounded by four-legged animals all day brings us a lot of levity.”
This small team is growing fast to keep up with the needs of its furry friends (and, um, their owners), so apply today!
5. Dex Media
Dex Media is devoted to helping local businesses succeed by offering the tools the large and national companies use to compete in the new social and mobile environment. But don’t be fooled and think that all of the open jobs here are in sales and marketing (though, there are plenty of those!). Dex Media has open jobs across the U.S., ranging from engineering to sales to HR to operations.
Sam Frederick, a Marketing Consultant, considers working at Dex Media “…the best job I’ve ever had because I really get to see myself making a difference with the businesses I work with in my very own community.”
6. Pocket Gems
How much time do you spend playing games on your phone? If the answer is “a lot,” you’ll definitely want to check out Pocket Gems.
It’s a company that creates mobile games and entertainment (to the tune of 20 gaming hits and over 100 million downloads). Pocket Gems is looking for artists, designers, tech geniuses, and creators, but even if you don’t have a background in 3D art but loving gaming all the same, see if there’s a place for you.
You’ve heard the term “global citizen,” and EF Education First works to make it a reality. For 50 years, EF has taken language learning outside of the classroom, offering students educational travel opportunities, cultural exchanges, language training, and degree programs, helping people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.
Bonus: Several of the open opportunities are in China, so you’d get to add a little travel to your repertoire, too!
The Sailthru mantra is simple—think big, speak up, and get it done. And it’s working: With over $48M in venture funding, Sailthru is one of the fastest growing marketing tech companies in NYC, and it’s driving a major shift in how companies engage with their individual customers.
George Liao, Director of Development, explains that the company is poised for even more growth: “We are heavily investing now in technologies that will help us grow and scale tremendously in the next two to five years, and it’s always fun to be there from the start.” Check out the open jobs to get in on the ground floor.
Calling everyone who believes in lifelong learning! Udacity is an online education provider that teaches web development and data science, so anyone can beef up his or her tech skills.
And the commitment to education isn’t just for students—it’s for employees too. According to James Williams, Course Developer, “At Udacity, you always have the ability to learn new things. I was hired to create web courses, and now I write Android content. I appreciate that there’s always room for expansion.”
Student loans are the worst, but SoFi wants to make the experience better for everyone involved. So, it connects student borrowers with alumni investors to bring a sense of community to lending.
At work, the team is incredibly dedicated to the company’s mission. Though the phrase began as inside joke, “One Team, One Dream,” it so encapsulated the team’s mentality that it quickly caught on—and now provides an inspirational reminder of the important differences SoFi is making in the lives of students and graduates. Learn more about how you can make a difference by checking out the jobs at SoFi.
Sara McCord most often writes about making a better professional impression. She also covers topics specifically for working moms who want to excel in their careers. She's been published on Mashable (where she was a regular career contributor), as well as Forbes, Newsweek, TIME, Inc., and Business Insider. A Staff Writer/Editor for The Muse, Sara has experience managing programs; recruiting, interviewing, and referring job applicants; building strategic partnerships; advising executive directors; and supporting a national network of volunteers. See more of her writing on her website or follow her on Twitter @sarajmccord.More from this Author