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What Did You Do During Covid-19?

ESS Candidate Newsletter – MAY 2020

Columbus, OH – MAY 2020

In this month’s, ask the recruiter, we discuss how well people can handle a hardship.

Introduction – Aaron Wandtke
Positions Filled in the Last 30 Days
Ask the Recruiter “What did you do during Covid-19??”


Executive Staffing Solutions hopes you and your family are safe.  As a company, we have taken every precaution recommended and more.  We are happy to report we are well and can continue to focus on helping people who are actively seeking new opportunities.

Yes, companies are hiring right now!  We have not experienced the normal volume of new job openings but every position we do receive; we know the company is serious about filling the position urgently.  We helped companies fill many openings in March and April and believe it will continue in May. If you are considering a job change and would like to discuss your options, please let us know.

Lastly, Executive Staffing Solutions is thrilled to announce our new website.  We did a complete overhaul in order to provide more information about available opportunities while integrating a simple format for everyone to navigate.  It would mean a lot if you visited the website and provided any feedback you had so we can better serve you.

Ask the Recruiter – “WHAT DID YOU DO DURING COVID-19?”

If you are in the job market and interviewing, I guarantee this topic will come up during the interview.  Because of this, it is important to do a reflection on what you have done during this stay at home period.  Please note there are no right or wrong answers.  The interviewer is trying to address the following:

  1. How well you respond to adversity?  This has been a difficult time for everyone as routines have stopped and new ones have started.  This type of change can paralyze some people.
  2. How long did it take you to begin taking action?  Some people have stayed in their pajamas all day and some people shower and get dressed each day.  Did it take a week, month or are you still waiting for an all clear to start functioning again?
  3. What did you do?  Did you start a new hobby, workout routine, online class, read books or project?  On the other hand, did you watch Netflix all day for a month, wear out the carpet to the refrigerator and sleep in until 10?

There are no right or wrong answers but people will want to know how you made the best of this difficult situation. It is not too late to start an activity or projects that speaks to your energy, attitude, drive and work ethic.  If there is anything, I can do to help you, please let me know.

I can be reached at 614-885-8490 or by e-mail at