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  • Writer's pictureHeather Petrone

Top 5 Reasons Why September is a Great Month to Start a New Job

Updated: Oct 5, 2023

Looking for work? September can be a good time to start a new job for several reasons. Here are the top 5 reasons why September might be a favorable time to begin a new job:

End of Summer: For many people, September marks the end of the summer season, and they return from vacations and time off. This can create a sense of rejuvenation and readiness for new challenges, making it an ideal time to start a new job with a fresh perspective and energy. For those with children, moms can rest easy knowing they’ll have free time on their hands to bring in some cash.

Back-to-School Mentality: September often carries a back-to-school mentality, even for those who aren't students. It's a time when people are more likely to be open to learning and trying new things, which can be advantageous when starting a new job and adapting to a new environment.

Q4 Planning: Many companies begin their fiscal year in October, and September is when they finalize their plans for the upcoming year. This can mean more job openings and opportunities as businesses prepare for growth or restructuring.

Hiring Cycles: Some industries and companies have specific hiring cycles, and September can be a key time for them to bring in new talent. This is particularly true in fields like education, where the school year starts in September, or retail, which prepares for the holiday season. Often times retailers need more people for “seasonal surge” meaning they need more help around the holidays merchandising products from the warehouse onto the sales floor.

Less Competition: Since many job seekers may have secured positions earlier in the year or may delay their job search until after the summer months, September could offer less competition for job openings. This can increase your chances of landing your desired job.

Networking Opportunities: Fall often brings various networking events, conferences, and industry gatherings. Attending these events can provide you with the chance to meet potential employers and build valuable connections in your field.

Did you know Apollo has an event at the end of each month? Call us during our hiring event on Tuesday Oct 24 between the hours of 9a-5p Eastern time to get hired on the spot. We have great part-time opportunities for those who have retired or parents looking to get back into the workforce! 813-518-2104 or email

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