search process from January until I won my appeal in April.
I missed an interview with them on April 6th because I didn't know about it. Just like my interview this Friday, I was not notified about it in enough to time to plan and be available. I only know about my interview this Friday because I called for another question and they alluded to it. On their website I asked for another interview after I figured out that I missed the one in April. Having some insight to what they are wanting to hear from me and what I need to present would be helpful. Based on the last one that I missed, these are the questions they are interested in knowing the answers to: What kind of work are you trying to find, what work experience or training do you have for this kind of work? Are there any reasons you could not go to work if a job was offered (unacceptable wages, hours, shifts, distance, no license, etc.)? Did you contact any employers to apply for work? What kind of work did you apply for and what were the results? If you did not contact any employers, why not? If you are a union member, did you contact your union to register for work?
I hope that this makes sense.
Thank you for all the help you can give me.
Okay this statement is really what I need you to expound on if possible. I hear you that you are saying just to say I was actively looking but I'm interested in what to say that would make it work. "but it isn't always a requirement for receiving benefits." For example, have you had situations where someone didn't have an employer listed but received benefits. I am not trying to cheat the system, I just seriously could find jobs to apply to that I was qualified for. I guess I need to know in your experience what are my options. I am feeling like I am not getting what I need but I can tell that you are trying. But I don't want to keep bothering you if you feel like this is it.
I want to know what I can do to prepare and if all I can say is that I was actively looking but I don't have an actual list from that time period then what are my options. And is it reasonable for them to understand that I was in limbo while waiting for appeal and that I wasn't qualified for jobs in my area because of the situation but that I was truly looking. Is this scenario one that you have experienced or am I just out of luck or possibly need to talk to someone who has maybe even worked at EDD. Thanks for trying. Maybe I didn't word my questions well.
Okay now we are getting closer to what I needed to know. This is a lot more specific and is closer to the type of answer I need. "you won't need to have an actual list from the time that you were appealing" Meaning, prior to April (winning of appeal) or after April? Can you explain that statement more? Are you saying that they are more likely to have wanted the list prior and not so much now (even though now I have a list.) They stopped sending me claim forms this month so I can even list them. So you have experienced them not needing a list because I have written each time that I have been looking but didn't send apps to any of them. So I am wondering if what you say is true then why are they re-interviewing me and in your experience do you know what I can do or say in this interview to get that across. Some things I was going to explain more was that the positions that I qualified for during that period before the appeal were not even close to enough money or that they were connected to my old employer (same hospital), or that they required more experience then in would have shown I had in this field both with or without my position being listed on my resume. I guess I am wondering in your experience what did someone/can someone do if they are in my situation. One might say that I should have just applied just to apply but I really did want a job in the same field. I had worked so hard to be good in that position and it was taken from me. Is this information I should share with the interview or is just telling them I WAS looking all I can/should do.
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