One of the requirements for those collecting unemployment benefits is keeping track of your work search. That's not always easy, because, in many cases, job seekers are applying online and it can be a challenge to manage and track where you have applied.
It is important though. A recent StartWire survey of 25,000 unemployed workers reports that:
- 25% of job seekers had their work search records audited by state unemployment agencies
- Of those that failed to provide documentation, 75% had to re-pay benefits or were denied benefits
- More than 85% believe that staying organized improved the outcome of their job search
All 50 states requiring unemployed benefit claimants to track their work search on a weekly basis. StartWire, the Internet job search organizer website, has provided a free way for unemployed workers to track their job searches so they don't jeopardize their benefits.
With just a click from within StartWire, job seekers can customize their job search records based on a date-range selection option and download the form as an excel spreadsheet to submit to the appropriate state's unemployment agency. The report fields include status of application, potential employer information such as organization name and contact details as well as job type.
It's easy to get started - you can access StarWire with your Facebook or LinkedIn log-in to start tracking your searches.
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