Story highlights Adjudication Center finds a new position when employers are open to it
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Many job seekers find themselves floundering in the labor market. This post has been updated since the original.
After having a job, the feeling of not having one is embarrassing. Long gone are the days of secure employment. Even if you’ve been steadily working for many years, the probability of outliving your job, of being laid off and getting to the point where you don’t know what your next step will be, are high.
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There’s just no way around it. Even a junior high school graduate will use this moment to think about college instead of working. With eight months gone, your work experience is a little outdated and you may not be finding any positions. But there’s hope.
The Adjudication Center was founded to help those who find themselves in a similar predicament after job searching. The organization positions itself as an unbiased person that can assist job seekers during the hiring process. Not only does it work with job seekers, but with prospective employers, as well.
Unlike other organizations that focus on salary negotiation strategies, or referrals to each other, the Adjudication Center focuses on the “common job seeker experience” and how to respond to potential employers who are interested in hiring you.
The Adjudication Center assesses your interview answer questions, finds a new job when you’re ready and gets you an offer. It handles all the details to connect you with that one company.
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Here’s how it works:
1. Get back in the game
As a recent graduate, the Adjudication Center helps you go back into the job market by offering you “various coaching, coaching of people on the phone, coaching of writing letters, and how to follow up or even answer a phone message and being more specific in the response itself,” “so you can be specific about what you need,” says Phillip Pietzsch, CEO and founder of the organization.
This includes the type of work and the type of roles you would be able to fill. It also helps you learn how to be professional at your current job by getting you comfortable with asking how you would be equipped to handle the job.
2. Time-out is not a death sentence
For many jobs, you’re probably not able to take a couple of months off to attend school. “But we say all the time, ‘Do it once. Do it twice. Do it three times,'” says Pietzsch. Instead of missing out on a year of study or work because you’re applying too many times, the Adjudication Center will get you back in the game and find you a position.
3. Follow up
After finding your new position, follow up with your company with a thank you note and perhaps a thank you email. “If you have saved it all that, once we got in touch with you or there was a dialogue with someone, we would suggest that you start to save the emails,” Pietzsch says. “Maybe write a script and call the person back; maybe follow up the same day, which you might not have done even months ago.”
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4. Finding your next employer
The Adjudication Center serves as a one-stop shop for job seekers in all phases of the hiring process, from the initial contact to the offer and the closing process. It also helps if an employer has followed a job seeker for a while to determine whether they would be good candidates.
5. It’s a real job
If you’re one of those people who find and apply for jobs and have them rejected for reasons you can’t work out, this is good news. Not only does it show that you’ve been working but also that you have talent and you don’t have to give it up. If you’ve been working in an industry for years and still are applying for jobs with high application rates, it means it’s time to consider whether it’s time to try something new. It’s about to be your time to shine.
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