2014 is in the books. Companies on a calendar fiscal year have their new budgets for 2015, and department heads can start proactively searching for new employees. So, an interview opportunity may be calling soon.
As you move up the ranks, at some point you will have to deliver a presentation. The scale of the presentation can range. Possibly, delivering a pitch to your colleagues and executives, or speaking as a keynote to a large crowd at a conference.