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“Are you committed to a job change?”

ESS Candidate Newsletter – JULY 2021

Columbus, OH – JULY 2021

In this month’s, ask the recruiter, we discuss how to tell if you’re looking for a new job for the right reasons.

Introduction – Aaron Wandtke
Recently Filled Positions
Ask the Recruiter “Am I committed to a job change?”


It is amazing to think we are halfway through 2021. Last year at this time we could not wait for the year to end and this year we cannot believe how fast it is going. What a difference a year makes to each of us personally and professionally.

This year is also different in how it relates to the job market. For the first 6 months of the year, we have seen a record number of new openings come in and we have helped a record number of people find new opportunities. The message for anyone considering a job change is that now is the time to make a change as companies are moving faster than ever. This provides many great opportunities for people ready to make a change. The one wildcard that remains unclear is how companies are viewing working from home. In our experience, each company and each department seem to have a different philosophy and approach. We will be keeping a close eye on this through the remainder of the year.

If you are a hiring manager and looking to find talent, let me know. We have more companies reaching out because they simply cannot manage the process or have the access to a talent pool like we do. If you need help, we will welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs.

Ask the Recruiter – “Are you committed to a job change?”

This is one of the most popular questions we hear from employers right now. As companies are prepared to hire people, they want people who are also prepared to make a job change. In prior years, applicants could kick the tires and just be patient until they found the perfect opportunity. In today’s job market if you decide to put your feet in the pool companies want you to jump completely in. How do you know if you are ready for a job change?

  1. Boredom – The most common reason for changing jobs is the individual is no longer challenged. They have made the changes and impact at their company and there is no logical next step for them internally.
  2. A change of pace – Depending on your stage in life and where people are in their careers, some individuals want to move to a rapidly changing company while others want to work 8-5 and have no stress.
  3. The people – The number one reason people leave jobs is because of their manager. Some people are tired of their manager while others may change for the opportunity to work with and be mentored by a great manager.

Each person’s motivation for a job change is different. What you may be looking for and what it may look like is different for each person. The message is to be ready when you put yourself out there. Companies want to hire eager people who are ready for a change. Until you are ready, do not go out there.

If you would like to discuss other strategies we recommend, please call or email.

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