Re: Jobseekers / Unemployment Benefits
Well I am certainly available for work all of the time. I have a spreadsheet with the companies and dates (ncluding methods) of application for all the job advert replies & letters I have written so far. I have copies of most of the emails I have sent as way of application and a number of the emailed responses I have received. I haven't however kept any of the rejection letters I have received by post.
I thought it was a bit odd that I could claim from the UK when I am living here in Switzerland. I know that I can work for 3 months here in Switzerland and then claim 'chomage' as I was told that in the local canton offices due to the length of time I have already spent working in the UK prior to my move here. Additionally I have met someone here from Spain who is claiming benefits from Spain even though she is living here and looking for work here so I just wondered whether it would be the same for me...it seems not unfortunately.
I am not fluent yet in French but I can certainly get by. My French written skills are not up to the same standard as my spoken ones but I am working hard on improving that side. Since I have moved here, my French has definitely improved a great deal and will only get better unless I regress and stop trying to speak to my girlfriend's family and friends (pretty sure that is highly unlikely).
So...I am looking for work on a daily basis. At present the most important thing is for me to find a job in any domain while my French improves. If I can find a great job to begin with where fluent French is not required then great but I would be willing to do more or less anything.
Right...back to trawling through websites etc for jobs