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To be honest I am quite new with this JSC stuff as I have been employed since I left college at around age of 19 and with the same job for about 10 years.


Right having the crap I got last time from a dud phone number I thought I could get back on track and look for more jobs.


I obtained another print out from the advisor and according to this print out I arrange an interview for a customer services advisor place. Found the company's web site done some research about the place and found that it’s the normal business of sending a CV and cover letter as the vacancy is on there too. Not only that it's a self-employed vacancy which has not been mentioned on this print out or with the information that the job advisor has at hand and I am not sure I can really blame this person.


Never been self-employed, don't know how to become self-employed and checked on the internet I need to do several things before I can become self-employed. Sure anyone can be self-employed but I need a job before I would like to think about this.


Any advice about this? surely a job seeker from the job centre does not get a short cut to the interview stage lol


I have the web address if anyone would like to check it out and could see what is going on.

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Jobs are put onto the JCP in one of two main ways, either by the employers themselves through an internet based service, or through an advisor.


Its been a while since I worked on vacancy taking but the rules don't change too much. Any job which is self employed should have a statement to that effect somewhere near the start of the vacancy and advise any applicants to see the Website of the UK government : Directgov website for info on self employment.


There's two main reasons why this wouldn't take place, either the advisor that took the vacancy forgot to insert the statement or the employer didn't mention it was self employed during the process of placing the vacancy.


You'd be surprised how many employers think that adverts should basically consist of "window cleaner wanted, call 01511111111" and get confused when they're asked a question like "what is the wage?". Another common problem is employers who state something to the effect of "a cook knows what they have to do" and are thrown by the idea of a job description. Its entirely plausible that they simply forgot to put on the JCP advert that it is self employed.


If I was you I would speak to the advisor at the next opportunity and explain that your concerns, along with perhaps some evidence that the company's website states the position is self employed. Its better to make them aware that you're wary of applying for it than them asking you X weeks down the line why you didn't.

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Thanks for the advice PrivateHudson ("Trying my best not to use an Aliens quote"). Yes I will be mentioning this to the advisor like I did before but I am going to get weary about this as they will think I am making up excesses as I am not having much like with this at this point in time. I have all my actions recorded. This 3 action thingy and I have been applying and have achieved interviews.

I will just have to see what they can find me next time around :rolleyes:

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No problems, from what you've said you sound as if you're doing enough at present to look for work, its just best that from as early as possible you have them record your genuine reason for not applying for certain jobs rather than trying to explain it weeks/months later when you may well have forgotten why you didn't (I know I wouldn't!).


And yes that is where my username comes from, he is one of my favourite film characters. Technically it should be PFC Hudson but since I chose privatehudson way back when I first joined various internet forums it has kind of stuck. Nice to see someone else recognises the name :D

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