Jobseekers have new measures for claiming benefits
Organization and persistence can pay off with employment and finances.
08:39 01 July 2013
New measures for jobseekers mean that the recently unemployed won’t be able to seek benefits for at least seven days, and will need to speak English or attend English classes. Another one of the notable changes is that anyone trying to claim will need to have a CV beforehand.
You need to have good records of your past experience to create a winning CV, and since many of us are used to keeping strict records where finances are concerned should be able to easily handle a CV. Here are a few methods for keeping records that you might use for your finances, but that you can also use for your CV.
- Filing system—one of the easiest ways to keep track of various documents, whether it is for finances, education, or something else such as a CV. You can develop a system that works for you, either by dates, categories, or some other form of organization.
- Reference sheet—one of the easiest things you can do for yourself is to create a reference sheet. For finances this could include a listing of all the bills you pay during the month, including automatically deducted ones. For a CV this could be a list of your previous jobs, addresses, dates, and wages. When filling out applications a reference sheet like this makes it much easier.
- Recommendations—if you have recommendations from someone for improvement of your finances, you’ll definitely hold onto that. In similar fashion obtaining and holding onto the names of people who can give you good recommendations can go a long way in helping you obtain employment or a better position.
- Updates—keeping finances updated is essential to success, and likewise making sure that you are using the latest acceptable formats for your CV with the most current information will let employers know that you’re detail oriented.