Having been in the recruiting field since 2006, I have found this time of the year to be one of the best to find great talent. Generally speaking, people tend to be more available in January compared to other months. Fiscal years usually end 12/31 and the new budget year is about to start. This matters because projects for the year usually end around Thanksgiving and hiring really picks up the first full week of January. New projects that are kicking off or having more money in your budget for the new fiscal year means you can add to your staff to make sure you hit your deadlines.