The month of September signals the start of something new. It’s Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, schools are back in session, and the leaves are about to fall. Some career experts think autumn is a good time for job seekers to get in gear.

But does “back to school” translate to “back to work” for job seekers searching for that perfect position?

Executives Online wanted to know, too, so they set out to find the answer. Turns out there are some months that are better than others for securing employment. Here’s a list of which ones come out on top when it comes to the number of people getting hired:

  • February
  • March
  • May
  • June
  • October
  • November

The research found that more people are securing work during these six months — with October actually leading the pack. The reason is that these are known as the “business as usual” months, with no major interruptions in workers’ schedules.

December tends to have the lowest number of people finding work because of the holidays, followed by August, which is no surprise since so many people are on vacation.

So if you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to begin looking for a job, go ahead and take the plunge this fall. Update your resume, customize your cover letter and get started making those contacts.

The JCS Career Center will hold a free resume review session on Tuesday, October 9 at the Baltimore County Public Library in Pikesville.  For more information, visit or call 410-466-9200. The JCS Career Center offers comprehensive employment assistance that helps job seekers of all abilities and skill levels find and maintain employment.

Sherri Sacks is an outreach specialist and Career Coach for the JCS Career Center. The JCS Career Center offers comprehensive employment services to help job seekers of all abilities and skill levels find and maintain employment or change their career. Services include career coaching, career assessments, resumes, interview preparation, and connections to employers who are hiring. For more information, call 410-466-9200 or visit

JCS, a comprehensive human services agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, provides a broad array of services that meet the diverse, multi-dimensional needs of individuals and families throughout Central Maryland. Offices are located in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.