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2006/07/17 10:38:56 (permalink)
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job centre interview advice

Having just come back from Africa Ive decided to sign on for the first time in my life! And have just had an interview arranged in the jobcentre for jobseekers allowance..

Now this is very un PC.....but as Im going to China in 7 weeks Im not really that keen on getting a job...how does it work....any other layabouts out there who have had expereince in such things........

Of course I am avaialble for work, but being willing to work is something different? Am i still entitled to claimi even though I am leaving the coutnry again soon?
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    H20
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    RE: job centre interview advice 2006/07/17 10:44:42 (permalink)
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    Nick I worked at the job centre for about 6 months some 5-6 years ago, as far as I remember(and I`m a bit rusty tbh) as long as you are actively seeking employment you should be able to make a claim.
    The website www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk should be able to give you a better idea mate.

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    RE: job centre interview advice 2006/07/17 10:45:01 (permalink)
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    I can't see why not Nick. They get temp jobs in, just act keen
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    RE: job centre interview advice 2006/07/17 11:49:20 (permalink)
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    ok for what its worth

    you could do 2 things

    1, go in say your self-employed and you dont want to work no more

    2,go in act keen pretend to look for work fill out the form saying you have applied for 3 jobs a week saying you have looking in your local paper,online and gone round a few places


    now option 1 is good though but i dont know if the bloke who did it got anything

    option 2

    well you have been away and your going away again
    dont tell them your leaving again in 7 weeks and i wouldnt declare any savings you have as they wont pay out they will you have savings and you will have to live on that untill your skint

    they will ask what have you been doing for the last few months id proberly say lived with a relative abroad if any questions fire away i should be able to help lol

    p.s. im not proud that i was on the dole
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    RE: job centre interview advice 2006/07/17 13:58:50 (permalink)
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    I've been on the dole, unfortunately.

    Just act interested in certain work. If you get an interview, doesn't mean you have to accept the job if you get it btw.
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    RE: job centre interview advice 2006/07/17 14:07:46 (permalink)
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    They will agree with you that you need to apply for a certain amount of jobs every week. That's about it really.
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    RE: job centre interview advice 2006/07/17 14:10:04 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Roger Mellie

    They will agree with you that you need to apply for a certain amount of jobs every week. That's about it really.


    I never applied for f*ck all tbh. I just showed interest, turned up in time.

    TBH mate - they only ever moan when you're on the dole LONG term and don't make the effort, 7 weeks you will get it easy IMO.
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    RE: job centre interview advice 2006/07/17 16:19:32 (permalink)
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    as above go in act intrested , they normaly ask for 3 types of job you looking for (make them one that are hard to get lol e.g an aprentership with your age they are almost impossible to get )

    then you just fill in the diary thing they give you saying checked local paper, applied for job so it looks good

    you go every 2 weeks and sign on, they didnt seem to care anyway when i was on JSA
    post edited by CK - 2006/07/17 16:20:21
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    RE: job centre interview advice 2006/07/17 17:03:24 (permalink)
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    Only thging id say is that it takes them ages to sort it out. You will get it backdated but when i finished uni mine took about 5 weeks to process so you'll probably just get it before you go!!!

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    RE: job centre interview advice 2006/07/17 17:11:27 (permalink)
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    Whats the big problem with signing on ??

    I signed on for a few months when i was younger, i have paid taxes all my life, so i am entitled to it if im not working and activly looking.

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    CK
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    RE: job centre interview advice 2006/07/17 18:24:44 (permalink)
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    i considered it a tax rebate
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    RE: job centre interview advice 2006/07/17 18:30:28 (permalink)
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    I've only had to sign on a couple of times, didn't really like it but agree you should take it as you're entitled.

    Same as Irish said really, will take a few weeks to sort it, don't tell em you're going away then just signoff before you leave. You really probably will only have to go in once or twice by the time you leave. Give them as little info as possible about both where you've been, and definitely where you intend to go
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