When is the best time to move?
At this time of year, holding out for bonuses makes many think that it is not ideal to consider new opportunities or enter into processes. However, sign on bonuses and the below reasons can turn the current period into the best time to consider a move.
𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐞𝐰 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬:
𝟏. 𝐋𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 – as most stick to the old schedule of moving in the spring, you are competing with a lot less people for the best roles and are maximising your chances of success in multiple processes.
𝟐. 𝐆𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 – at this time of year you can make the most of the fact that less people are interviewing to move quickly through processes that may take a lot longer in the New Year. Many of these firms are happy for people to interview now with the projection of starting in a few months.
𝟑. 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐌𝐞 – as silly as it may sound, its a great opportunity to take a bit more time off between roles over the holidays, with a fresh new start to the year in a new role.
𝟒. 𝐒𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐛𝐨𝐧𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 – this is offered by a lot of our clients at this time of year, as a great way to make sure candidates won’t have to forgo their annual bonus.
We have lots of roles that could offer the above and give you the best chance of a career defining and progressing move (across all tech stacks as well as Quant/Trading roles).
Please get in touch if you are interested in hearing more about this or having a discreet chat about specific opportunities: