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    #21
    Originally posted by psychocandy View Post
    £70 odd quid a week over 3 months is still probably enough to pay the mortgage for one month.
    But by then you'll be 3 months in arrears and have not been able to live in between. Ridiculous argument.
    'CUK forum personality of 2011 - Winner - Yes really!!!!

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      #22
      Originally posted by cojak View Post
      Are you signing up for writing this then NLUK?
      Happy to try start a thread but all I can offer is some to try get people to think out of the box. I have no experience doing any of this. It would just have to start with trying to get people to search jobserve for any gig in your location starting with lowest pay first to get the unskilled work, applying to temp agencies and then throwing some random ideas like warehouse operatives, taxi'ing (but takes a while to get licence and costs)... Not very helpful, but then if people don't get this then I guess it will help.

      I guess I can start for 10 and making an ongoing thread for people's ideas/experiences.
      'CUK forum personality of 2011 - Winner - Yes really!!!!

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        #23
        When I was recently job hunting, I mainly used the sites below to job hunt.
        If you create an account and upload your CV, the pimps will get notified and you start getting calls - hopefully.

        LinkedIn
        Glassdoor Jobs
        SimplyHired
        reed
        Monster
        TotalJobs/Jobsite
        indeed
        fish4jobs
        technojobs
        job serve
        cv-libary
        ZipRecruiter
        CareerBuilder
        jobs4.co.uk
        jobs.co.uk
        Google for Jobs

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          #24
          Originally posted by eek View Post
          Have you not read my posts on this thread (I'm not even talking about other threads).
          OK got it. Misunderstood the context of this thread

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            #25
            Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
            But by then you'll be 3 months in arrears and have not been able to live in between. Ridiculous argument.
            Unfortunately, that is the benefits system in the UK for you.
            OK, £1000 might be peanuts to those of us who are in contract. But £1000 is a lot of money towards something if you're got bugger all.


            BUT, OK, my mortgage at the time was £600 or so. So almost half was paid using JSA. Better than nothing.....

            As I always say, there are millions out there who make a career out of claiming JSA. Why shouldn't those of us (i.e. all of us) be able to claim a few quid when needs be?
            Buy yeh long term you're gonna be screwed mostly until you get back into work. Its a small thing.
            Rhyddid i lofnod psychocandy!!!!

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              #26
              I was going to add this link to PS's new thread, but its closed so I can't.

              Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Benefits

              Note there are no in-person appointments because of coronavirus, so its all done remotely at the moment. No signing-on.

              EDIT: Whoops, this is for Northern Ireland.. but I see NLUK has added some new links to the other thread, so all good!
              Last edited by CheeseSlice; 30 March 2020, 11:35.

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                #27
                Originally posted by tvr450 View Post
                When I was recently job hunting, I mainly used the sites below to job hunt.
                If you create an account and upload your CV, the pimps will get notified and you start getting calls - hopefully.

                LinkedIn
                Glassdoor Jobs
                SimplyHired
                reed
                Monster
                TotalJobs/Jobsite
                indeed
                fish4jobs
                technojobs
                job serve
                cv-libary
                ZipRecruiter
                CareerBuilder
                jobs4.co.uk
                jobs.co.uk
                Google for Jobs
                You can also add
                Home - Uncle Bob's
                Last edited by Contractor UK; 28 June 2020, 20:26.

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                  #28
                  Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post
                  I was going to add this link to PS's new thread, but its closed so I can't.

                  Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Benefits

                  Note there are no in-person appointments because of coronavirus, so its all done remotely at the moment. No signing-on.

                  EDIT: Whoops, this is for Northern Ireland.. but I see NLUK has added some new links to the other thread, so all good!
                  ah good point about there being no appts or signing on.
                  Rhyddid i lofnod psychocandy!!!!

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                    #29
                    I've been really lucky so far and managed to pull in some decent rates doing remote access provisioning and juggling multiple projects, but while there was a huge flurry of activity it's gone very quiet now. In theory I have a project to cover me through April, but I'll be amazed if there's any more to do at the end of this week as it's reliant on somebody building out a datacenter in a COVID hotspot.

                    I imagine I'll be able to get dribs and drabs, and specialising in remote access isn't the worst place to be now but on the other hand nobody is interested in running big, complex projects - they just want something, anything, chucked in.

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