Boy did I steam into the job hunting yesterday, I’ve a massive list of every agency I spoke to, every job I applied for and all of my contacts who I chased.
Why would I keep a list?
Well apart from an ability to keep track of where I am with the hunt, it is a requirement of the Job Seekers allowance benefit (Dole) to prove you are actively seeking work.
You have to do a minimum of 3 things a week to look for work. They say look at the local paper, look on the jobsite at DirectGov.com, or phone an agency etc.
The record sheet they have given me to prove my job hunting intent is now nearly full of things I’ve done. Which to be fair is irrelevant as they have told me they’ll take your word for it anyway and not check any of it! Bizzare!
My head was spinning with it yesterday so Wifey has ordered me to take a couple of days out next week for some me time. Who am I to argue with Wifey?
I’ll do a map recce today and look for a new route to do on Monday or Tuesday. I enjoy map recces almost as much as the actual pedal!