There are a lot of great things that come along with the month of October—cooler temperatures, Halloween, football, and a steaming mug of hot apple cider are just a few that might immediately spring to mind.
But, we have news for you: October is also the perfect month to get hired. Why? Well, we’ve rounded up 19 awesome companies that are looking to fill a bunch of open spots across all departments.
So, polish up your resume, and you might just be able to add “scored dream job” to the long list of things to love about this month.
1. Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. operates Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Intermix, and Athleta brands—offering quality clothing and accessories for men, women, and children on an international scale.
With so many amazing brands under the Gap Inc. umbrella, there’s always a wealth of job opportunities, and even more so now that the company is hiring for the holiday season. Being a seasonal employee at a Gap Inc. store provides pretty great perks, like merchandise discounts for some of your favorite brands, but even better is the chance to start a lasting career—many seasonal employees love the company so much they end up staying for years to come.
But if that doesn't feel like a fit, don’t fret. There are plenty of other roles open as well, from merchandisers to systems technicians and business analysts to textile designers.
Fetch Robotics is a venture-backed Silicon Valley startup—revolutionizing the way work is done with innovative industrial robotic solutions.
If you’re interested in building the future—quite literally one bolt at a time—then a job at Fetch Robotics is just what you’re looking for. The company’s team is taking those high-functioning robots you thought only existed in science fiction and turning them into reality.
“It’s really cool to see all the parts come in—from the screws to the nuts and bolts to the sheet metal—and seeing them all compiled into this awesome product,” says Procurement Manager Tashana Simon.
Ready to build your—and the company’s—future? Check out Fetch Robotics’ open jobs and submit your application.
Upwork is the leading online workplace, providing business owners and freelancers with a marketplace to find each other.
It only makes sense that a company dedicated to helping freelancers find work would have a ton of awesome job opportunities itself. From engineers to account executives, Upwork has a bunch of available positions that might just be the perfect fit for you.
Even better? Life as an Upwork employee is awesome. Team members enjoy unlimited paid time off, subsidized commuting, monthly fitness and therapy reimbursement, tons of social events, and even “Work Online Wednesdays”—where they’re encouraged to experience the life of a remote worker each and every week.
7. Dow Jones
Dow Jones is a top global provider of real-time news and business information—delivering unrivaled quality content to millions of consumers and organizations.
As one of the largest news-gathering operations, it’s safe to say that Dow Jones is always looking to add to its team of passionate, driven, and innovative go-getters.
As a Dow Jones employee, you can plan on a long and rewarding career with the company. “I started here eleven years ago. Every week and every month I’ve learned something,” shares Geoff Rogow, News Editor for WSJ.
Schoology is an award-winning academic hub for educators—providing innovative technology tools that improve educational learning beyond the classroom.
You’re never done learning. And, nowhere is that more true than at Schoology, a company that connects the people, content, and systems that fuel education and provides all the tools needed to personalize learning and improve student outcomes.
Schoology is currently hiring passionate, driven people to help make that happen. What does the company look for? “When hiring, we look for people with confident conviction in strategies for building technology and solving problems,” explains Alex Montgomery, Engineering Manager.
GLG provides professional educational platforms that connect industry experts—changing the way the world’s business leaders learn and share information.
If things like regular happy hours, community service days, a company kickball team, and even a resident office barista all sound like the makings of your dream job, then you’ve found your place at GLG.
Beyond that? You’ll have the rewarding knowledge that your work is making a true difference in the way that people and professionals connect to each other. GLG has nearly 100 open positions posted right now. So, there’s no time like the present to submit your application!
AppNexus powers the advertising that keeps the internet running—providing an innovative platform to help companies efficiently reach their audiences.
The employees at AppNexus are passionate about—and thrive in—a culture of learning and teaching. The company’s employees constantly challenge themselves to improve, and they love to share knowledge to help empower those around them.
And, the company is always looking to add new people to the mix. “AppNexus derives a lot of strength from having a diverse array of people, perspectives, and talent,” shares Catherine Williams, Chief Data Scientist.
1-800-PetMeds provides pet owners with affordable access to prescription and OTC pet medications, as well as nutritional supplements and other pet care products for dogs, cats, and horses.
Although 1-800-PetMeds is a relatively large company, employees feel as if they belong to a close-knit group and co-workers share a unique camaraderie with one another. “What I love most about working at PetMeds—aside from helping customers—is the family-like atmosphere of the company,” adds Rosetta Cunningham, Customer Care Representative.
Oh, and rest assured, animal lovers—you can bet there’s usually an office dog or two wandering around.
13. Rainforest QA
Rainforest is the only Continuous QA platform engineered for speed and efficiency to help companies test their websites or applications in multiple browsers on multiple devices.
Rainforest QA has plenty of room to grow. The company’s expansive office has room for over 100 people, a constant reminder of the growth potential ahead.
And, you can bet Rainforest QA plans to fill those seats with hard-working, proactive people who are ready to own their own projects. So, go ahead—submit your application for one of the company’s open positions.
Ultimate Software is a cloud-based capital management technology company—helping organizations increase workforce productivity with people-centric solutions.
Ultimate Software’s mission is, “people first.” But, that doesn’t just apply to the company’s clients—it’s also important for employees.
“I’m excited when new people come in and want to be innovative, affect change, and have influence across the company because I know that Ultimate Software will provide the tools and resources for them to do so!” shares Ted Vukelich, VP of Technical Services Delivery.
Nordson is a leading machinery company, manufacturing, engineering, and marketing multi-industry precision dispensing and processing products and systems used in end markets around the world.
Nordson is all about empowering employees and giving them the tools they need to make their big ideas happen. With an open, communicative leadership style, asking questions and presenting ideas is encouraged and especially easy to do.
One things for sure: You’ll never be bored. “Here at Nordson, there are so many chances for opportunity, not only with linearly going up the chain,” explains Mechanical Engineer Madeline Oswalt. “But so many options to go horizontally too.”
Through a community of online consumers who share ratings and reviews of businesses in their area, Yext helps build the brands of clients all around the world.
If you’ve been searching and searching for your dream job, look no further—Yext marks the spot. Yext’s software enables companies of all sizes to leverage location-based technologies to improve their online presence so consumers are more likely to visit these locations.
And, the Yext team definitely isn’t all work and no play. In the New York office, there’s even an entire Fun Room, where employees gather to enjoy some downtime together. There’s a pastime for every personality, from video games to card games—and even a foosball table.
Ready to navigate your way to a brand new job? Send in your application now.
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Kat is a Midwest-based freelance writer, covering topics related to careers, self-development, and the freelance life. In addition to writing for The Muse, she's also the Career Editor for The Everygirl, a columnist for Inc., and a contributor all over the web. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she's usually babying her rescued terrier mutt or continuing her search for the perfect taco. Say hi on Twitter @kat_boogaard or check out her website.More from this Author