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6 activities per week. Best suggestions might be used. Joke entries are unlikely to be used.
Cock and balls, with optional love shower.
clicking apply on Jobsite is a pretty safe way of being able to claim JSA whilst not actually risking getting a job.
Browsed jobs on guardian website. Downloaded application form.
And so forth.
go on their website, find six jobs, apply for them by email/phone/whatever, write the job number followed by date and method of application and contact (where possible). that's all they want, really.
just do it once a day. should take you about five minutes. you're not left with a rush at the end of the fortnight, and they can see you're actually bothering.
don't try too hard, though, you might end up getting a job.
who the fuck would want to work in weather like this, eh?
then, if you do accidentally get an interview, you can do the exact opposite of all the advice.
You don't need to put the job number, or method of application, or a contact. "Applied for [job title] with [company/agency/whatever]" + date is fine.
...and you're wrong, anyway. They use the job reference numbers to record which jobs you've applied for on their system. Without job numbers they often don't record details of the job at all and this can count against you at your jobseeker reviews.
I guess it depends if you actually want a job or not. If you don't, sure, don't note the reference numbers and they won't be able to check up on you as much.
I wrote things like ''looked at guardian jobs - non suitable - look again'' or ''called agency - await response''. Intersperced with the odd actual job I applied for plus a few ones I didn't.
it helps them to check whether you've applied for jobs or not. it's black and white - "i have applied for this specific vacancy".
again, i guess it depends whether you want a job or not. whenever i've claimed JSA i've wanted to work, if you'd rather sit around watching films or pretending to be in a band or something, that's your call.
you should try it. you're making their jobs easier and you're putting pressure on yourself to not be a sponging layabout.
I can get that putting a reference might make it easier for them to check up (although in my own experience I don't remember anyone even recording what jobs I've said I've applied for, let alone checked up on them), but the jump from "making things marginally easier for other people unconnected with the application to do something which they probably won't do anyway" to "likelihood of being offered the job" is something I doubt I'll ever comprehend. Oh well.
it sounds like the job centre you use is a poor one and that you're unotivated to find paid work.
maybe change to a different one, and start jogging or something, get the old seretonin levels boosted. there IS hope for you, mate.
was to apply for jobs
You're a slave to the system, Kelly.
Six a fortnight, surely?
five a week then. maybe they've upped the game?
nevertheless - 5 jobs a day isn't particularly unreasonable
They gave me a letter last week that seemed to indicate those three things now all have to be actual applications (rather than job searches etc), but I thought that might just be because it was I'd reached the six month mark.
you're right, they do really start busting you after the six month mark.
I remember having to sign on weekly after the twelve week mark. cunts - I had a 9am appt to.
don't miss that game one bit - you generally get treated with utter suspicion and derision when you sign on. which is awful.
The guy who I sign on with is alright, doesn't really seem to care enough about the job to treat anyone with anything other than apathy - the last couple of times I've been he's asked to see my diary, which he's glanced at, but I never handed it over for the four months or so before that.
they didn't explain that to me...just said "everyone needs to sign on every week now".
used to be every fortnight.
Just done two entries. Checked website x, found vacancy y. Registered with website where application form for vacancy y is hosted.
Not needing to pretend to look for a job
more money than JSA
less sarky comments about being on JSA
being a Pro
being able to afford meat for a BBQ every day
having to pretend to work
having to spend proportionally more time pretending to do things for your finincial return
not being able to spend all day having a BBQ
There's not even any such thing as The Internet!