Four job applications a day?

Discussion in 'UK Tax Credits and Benefits' started by Anonymous, May 1, 2010.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    While in the hated ND 13 week hell, I am being pressurised into
    applying for 4 jobs a day. They go and check my record and want
    photocopies of my outbox to check if it's true. I am getting replies
    for jobs I don't really want and are not in my jobseekers agreement.
    Do they have point in forcing me to do that? The JCP taold me I don't
    have to, but can the training company terminate my benefit if I don't
    comply? I would normally apply for 5-6 jobs a week. They want to drop
    me into an industrial estate and force me to mass-deliver copies of my
    CV. This is ridicolous!
     
    Anonymous, May 1, 2010
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  2. Anonymous

    Guest

    On 1 May, 13:58, Anonymous <> wrote:
    > While in the hated ND 13 week hell, I am being pressurised into
    > applying for 4 jobs a day. They go and check my record and want
    > photocopies of my outbox to check if it's true. I am getting replies
    > for jobs I don't really want and are not in my jobseekers agreement.
    > Do they have point in forcing me to do that? The JCP taold me I don't
    > have to, but can the training company terminate my benefit if I don't
    > comply? I would normally apply for 5-6 jobs a week. They want to drop
    > me into an industrial estate and force me to mass-deliver copies of my
    > CV. This is ridicolous!


    The dropping of copies of CV sounds like a nice idea, can be upwards
    of 100 companies on some industrial estates.
    Not so sure about 4 jobs a day, I'm suprised they are targeting so
    low. Is the course part of the day only?

    Martin <><
     
    , May 1, 2010
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  3. Anonymous

    Niteawk Guest

    "Anonymous" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > While in the hated ND 13 week hell, I am being pressurised into
    > applying for 4 jobs a day. They go and check my record and want
    > photocopies of my outbox to check if it's true. I am getting replies
    > for jobs I don't really want and are not in my jobseekers agreement.
    > Do they have point in forcing me to do that? The JCP taold me I don't
    > have to, but can the training company terminate my benefit if I don't
    > comply? I would normally apply for 5-6 jobs a week. They want to drop
    > me into an industrial estate and force me to mass-deliver copies of my
    > CV. This is ridicolous!
    >


    I do not believe you are applying for 4 genuine vacancies per day. I think
    you are referring to "spec letters". I used to send out about 20 a day. The
    same cover letter and CV sent to various companies listed in the Yellow
    Pages, Thomson Local etc asking if they had any jobs going.

    The company cant stop your benefit, they send a report to your ND adviser
    saying you are not meeting the requirements of the course, your ND adviser
    will sanction you.

    Good luck with the industrial estate run, the summer is here so you should
    enjoy being out in the fresh air.
     
    Niteawk, May 1, 2010
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  4. Anonymous

    Bill Guest

    "Anonymous" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    They want to drop
    > me into an industrial estate and force me to mass-deliver copies of my
    > CV. This is ridicolous!


    Back in the last recession under Thatcher my 18 year old nephew came down
    from up north to stay with us. Every day he went out in the morning and
    visited as many factories as he could, and he kept going back day after day.
    It took him several days but eventually someone said come in a job has just
    come up.

    Doing the rounds can be soul destroying, but can be rewarding.

    Bill

    >
     
    Bill, May 3, 2010
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  5. Anonymous

    Mike Guest

    On 01/05/2010 1:58 PM, Anonymous wrote:
    > While in the hated ND 13 week hell, I am being pressurised into
    > applying for 4 jobs a day. They go and check my record and want
    > photocopies of my outbox to check if it's true. I am getting replies
    > for jobs I don't really want and are not in my jobseekers agreement.
    > Do they have point in forcing me to do that? The JCP taold me I don't
    > have to, but can the training company terminate my benefit if I don't
    > comply? I would normally apply for 5-6 jobs a week. They want to drop
    > me into an industrial estate and force me to mass-deliver copies of my
    > CV. This is ridicolous!
    >


    Most full time working days are approx 8 hours, five days pw. Some
    longer, if you'r struggling to send four job applications per day which
    can't take more than half an hour each, maybe you are not up to working?

    Whilst I'm inclined to agree with many posters that these schemes are
    largely a waste of time + taxpayers money, I hardly think moaning about
    it reflects well, after all it's not like you have a job to goto.


    Mike
     
    Mike, May 3, 2010
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  6. Anonymous

    Niteawk Guest

    "Bill" <> wrote in message
    news:8PwDn.26259$2...
    >
    > "Anonymous" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > They want to drop
    >> me into an industrial estate and force me to mass-deliver copies of my
    >> CV. This is ridicolous!

    >
    > Back in the last recession under Thatcher my 18 year old nephew came down
    > from up north to stay with us. Every day he went out in the morning and
    > visited as many factories as he could, and he kept going back day after
    > day. It took him several days but eventually someone said come in a job
    > has just come up.
    >
    > Doing the rounds can be soul destroying, but can be rewarding.
    >


    That is how I always got work, but I had a trick up my sleeve. Select a few
    companies that you wouldnt mind woking for, then keep going back to the same
    companies every week, that shows them you want to work and you are really
    serious about getting a job. They will get to know you quite well and
    eventually one of them will say yes. It is the only way to get a job these
    days, you have to pester them to death, and you cant do that sitting around
    in some shite A4e office.
     
    Niteawk, May 5, 2010
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