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  1. Please to try to be more clear with the questions you ask... I assumed you meant something else previously, but I can still answer this for you. For starters an advisor can only access your account when you are there with them, so you and the advisor are both looking at the screen while the advisor is looking for jobs for you to save. So that's your opportunity to speak up and get involved, an advisor shouldn't just be saving jobs for you and making you apply for them, it should be more of a two way street. Ill create a scenario, you go in to the Jobcentre to sign on, the advisor says okay let's look at your account and see what you have been doing, he/she checks and everything is fine. Now the advisor wants to save some jobs for you, because it's their job to help you find a job, so they could look through your recommended jobs and say okay there's a job here stikky62 and its 10 miles from your home, it's pretty much the industry you want to work in, you have the relevant skills to do the job, do you want me to save it for you? If an advisor knows you quite well they should know what skills you have, know what your CV contains and will only be saving jobs for you that you can do. About the drop down menu for selecting reasons why you don't want to apply. While searching for a job you should automatically limit the amount of miles you search within, selecting 10 - 20 miles for people without a car and 30 miles for people with a car. The site can still pull jobs outside this 10 - 20 mile area, choosing the 'Job is too far from my home' is fine to use if it is actually too far. The only 3 from the drop down menu that will get you in trouble are, 'Job doesn't match my interests' well you can always do a job while looking for another job you love. Another would be 'Job is below my salary requirements' a job is a job national minimum wage. And 'I'm not interested in this job at this time' saying this to a job you can apply for and is actually something you could do is going to get you in hot water, unless you provide a good reason verbally. Hope this helps.
  2. So true! A lot harder to get your point across via text only Saying that all the information I have stated Is correct at the time of it being posted.
  3. Ahh I see, I can clear this up right now. I am not a Jobcentre Advisor nor am I employed by the Jobcentre! I apologise if it came across that way, I just help staff and customers with UJ and IT problems. I create guides for staff and customers that are handed out to customers to help them. Ohh my bad I didn't realise, no worries, mistakes happen, it's all good.
  4. I do... your point is? When I post something, then go to edit it, it changes something an I then have to go back in mess with it, I just think it's me and the fact am new here.
  5. Am pretty sure stikky62 was talking about when applying for jobs that are just on the site or in the recommended jobs section. Not talking about jobs that have been saved by an advisor, maybe stikky62 could elaborate to make this clear. But my impression was that it was for jobs just on the site, not saved jobs. Am pretty sure you are mistaken. An advisor, on JSA, checks to see what they have done to look for work, so looking in the 'Application history' and 'Activity history' of the UJ site and obviously if a job was saved by an advisor, if they had applied for that job. In the district I attend I work under the Digital Champion, I help him to do his job. He delegates work down to me, like to create 'How To Guides' on how to register and other guides, amongst many other jobs. In which training staff and helping customers with UJ.
  6. I understand, and I understand why you came in with a pre-emptive warning, yes maybe saying are you trying to be annoying, might of been a little brash, but am not going to treat anyone like a child and it wouldn't of gone any further than that.
  7. Who told you, you had to give a reason why you couldn't apply for a job? You do not have to give a reason. "Is this just a way to check we're actually looking at job vacancies?" As of right now, no. If you see a job that is 100 miles away, and you say, for the reason why you did not apply, 'Job is too far from my home' then you will not be sanctioned. It's there, from what I believe, to help improve the site. Let's say 500,000 people use the site, and all 500k give a reason why they did not apply for a job. So 300k say that the job is too far from their home, that would tell them that they need to implement refinements that improve the ability to match people to a job that is closer to them. Edit: I would recommend giving a reason as it only takes like 10 seconds, if that, and really helps improve the site, which will in turn benefit you.
  8. I see, I am new here, so I will stick to a much more advice type role of information giving.
  9. The logical technicalities of trying to setup a system where someone's CV would be sent out automatically to an employer is immense. The amount of data needed from someone to get a decent match would be quite large, and with the amount of people up in arms about UJ, which requires 7 'bits' of information, you can imagine the amount of people that would complain if they had to provide much more in depth detail about themselves to the Government. People's lives are very complex, from hard family relationships, sick family members, children, unplanned accidents. If a person's CV was sent out automatically, the very next day a 'incident' may occur where that person may not be able to attend and interview or whatever that employers recruiting technique is, thus possibly breaking their Jobseeker agreement of not attending a job interview. Do you not like the option to pick and choose what jobs you can apply for?
  10. Ahem. When did I say I was an advisor for JCP? I am not. I have lots of patience for people who want to learn I spend the majority of my day sitting with customers who have never used computers in their life, an ask me where the 'A' button is. Am a very patient person and are thanked a lot for the help I provide. I don't have patience for people who make what I call stupid remarks, when if they actually tried out the system, and read the terms and conditions and privacy policy they would have a more slight understanding of what it is about. Edit: Also speaking to their advisor would help greatly
  11. There is checks to see whether employers are real, the fake employers that got through managed to get past the checks, yes, it shouldn't of happened but it did. It. Will. Get. Better. Can anyone remember when Monster was first launched? Fish4jobs? Indeed? They well could have had the same issues, we just didn't hear about it, but I could be wrong. You are wrong. You will not be sanctioned for not applying for a job that you cannot do. You will be sanctioned for not applying for a job that you CAN do. If you can do a job, then do it, sounds pretty simple to me. Where are you getting your information from? Are you just trying to be annoying? There is many reasons why automatic job application is not setup, do you really want me to state some for you or can you work it out for yourself?
  12. Hi again HB. I'll make it very clear, to register on UJ, you will need to provide... 1. Your first name 2. Your surname 3. Your city/town 4. Your region 5. Your postcode 6. Your email address 7. And a skill you think you have Now from that list, you tell me, what part of it does the Jobcentre not have already? Edit: Some people do not have emails, don't use that as an answer if you don't have an email.
  13. Why do you think the Jobcentre can remotely monitor you? When they cannot. "personal data"? what do you think personal data is? And what do you think they can actually see? Am curious.
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