4.16.2006

TIP: The best time to look for a job is

When you already have one, according to eFinancialCareers. A lot of people are asleep at the wheel and they wait until it's too late, and then the call me. Often it's their last day on the job... it's more difficult to market a person effectively in such situations.

On top of that, Geller says, approaching recruiters when you aren't necessarily seeking a new job allows you and the recruiter time to work together and develop a real relationship...

Often, changing firms is the only way to get ahead. "If you are in the same job for four years, the question is why?" notes Sullivan. "If you're in a hot area like credit derivatives or primer brokerage, businesses that are growing, and you are being left behind, sometimes you have to leave for the sake of leaving."...

Staffers often seek a way out from companies who've lost their competitive edge by halting investment in new products and innovations, or because of a poor manager. And, of course, change at the top often creates turmoil and uncertainty - and causes employees to begin considering a move toward the door. "You don't owe it to your existing company to ride out the changes"...

Category: C++ Quant > Land the Job You Want > Timing

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