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“What do people do during that time between jobs?”

ESS Candidate Newsletter – APRIL 2023

Columbus, OH – APRIL 2023

In this month’s, ask the recruiter, we talk about what people do between jobs.

Introduction – Aaron Wandtke
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Ask the Recruiter “What do people do during that time between jobs?”


In Ohio, we are FINALLY seeing some green grass, flowers budding, and birds migrating back to the north. They are all welcoming signs that spring is in the air, and summer is right around the corner. It is always an interesting time of the year as people start planning for vacation season while companies are tackling initiatives and focusing on hitting goals.

Before the excitement of juggling summer vacations, we predict a consistent demand from employers looking for talent and if you haven’t updated your resume or work history notes, now may be a great time to do it. In addition to updating your work experience, consider what type of company and opportunity would cause you to schedule an interview. Likely you do not have a long list of companies but are there a few that you would be interested in speaking with? If so, please let me know because there is a decent chance, I may have contacts at a company on your list.

If there is anything else I can do to support your career growth or to level up your team, please let me know.

If you would like to discuss your background or if you are one of those managers looking to upgrade their team, please let me know.


We rarely have time in our adult life when we do not have to work. Even more rare is when you get to make the choice versus being downsized or let go unexpectedly. This time between the last day at the old job and the first day at the new job is an exciting time. There are a lot of things you can do in your personal life but let’s focus on things you can do to prepare for your new role:

  1. Spring clean your mind – Everyone leaves their job for some reason. It could be your manager, the work, or your pay. Whatever the reason, the time between is the perfect time to let it go. Release the stress, anxiety, and emotions you have worked with and let it go.
  2. Develop new habits – If you want to change things in your life you must make small changes. Use this time to determine how you want to show up each day at your new job. Maybe its exercising every morning, eating differently or balancing your workload better.
  3. Embrace the excitement and anticipation – We all remember our first day of a new school year. Although we may not have liked school, we were all excited (or terrified) for that first day. Bring that same enthusiasm to your new role and make your energy contagious.

Most people do not change jobs multiple times in their career but when you do, even if it’s a week, or couple of days, use the time to refocus, energize and be ready to embrace your next step.

If you need help or other ideas on starting a new job, please let me know.

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