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    I have an appointment at the jobcentre this Wednesday and am aware that I may be asked a question about if I had considered looking for retailer/hospitality type jobs (in my last few jobs I worked as a professional Videographer and Photographer).

    If I get asked this question how should I appropriately respond to it without pissing off the work coach? Naturally I would say that video editing and photography are my specialities so looking for retailer/hospitality jobs wouldn't make sense, but I have doubts (this is jobcentre after all). Thank you.
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    How long have you been signing on and what does your jsa agreement say?
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    The jobcentre won't really care what your specialities are. You will be expected to apply for whatever jobs are available that you are qualified for. If you don't comply, you won't get any money.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    How long have you been signing on and what does your jsa agreement say?
    I've only applied last Friday and it's actually universal credit that I've applied for.
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    (Original post by Alice__90)
    The jobcentre won't really care what your specialities are. You will be expected to apply for whatever jobs are available that you are qualified for. If you don't comply, you won't get any money.
    I'm quite aware they won't care what my specialities are. Let alone my happiness.

    But what I'm asking is how I should answer the question without pissing them off without my example answer.
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    (Original post by lalalalalalamember)
    I've only applied last Friday and it's actually universal credit that I've applied for.
    You will be fine. Not sure where the hopsitality but comes from , but you should get along with your work ciach, show some willing that you are looking in the short term for soemthing that pays the bills and at the same time your main aim is for your specialism. Tbh they wont be bothered about you, just the fact you are looking. At some stage they will start asking you to supply proof.
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    (Original post by lalalalalalamember)
    I'm quite aware they won't care what my specialities are.

    But what I'm asking is how I should answer the question without pissing them off without my example answer.
    You can tell them what you're looking for but don't say "it doesn't make sense to apply for hospitality." You have to show that you're willing to do whatever jobs they can offer you.
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    (Original post by lalalalalalamember)
    I have an appointment at the jobcentre this Wednesday and am aware that I may be asked a question about if I had considered looking for retailer/hospitality type jobs ...

    If I get asked this question how should I appropriately respond to it without pissing off the work coach? ....
    Yes, I'd certainly consider retail and hospitality work, although I don't have any relevant experience, so might not be very competitive.

    Same answer for everything you don't have the skills/experience for lion tamer, astronaut, furniture remover, brain surgeon ...
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    Just shiow willing and you will be fine.
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    (Original post by lalalalalalamember)
    I have an appointment at the jobcentre this Wednesday and am aware that I may be asked a question about if I had considered looking for retailer/hospitality type jobs (in my last few jobs I worked as a professional Videographer and Photographer).

    If I get asked this question how should I appropriately respond to it without pissing off the work coach? Naturally I would say that video editing and photography are my specialities so looking for retailer/hospitality jobs wouldn't make sense, but I have doubts (this is jobcentre after all). Thank you.
    Having worked at a company called Seetec (assuming where you will be attending for these sessions) as a CSA I gave advice about how to apply for jobs but when I see them going for 1:1 individual sessions with a job coach it goes downhill from there and i regularly see the job coach getting fed up and mad about it.

    You should show willingness to work and the CORRECT attitude for it.
 
 
 
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