Alabama Unemployment Job Search Requirements
Job search requirements are in place to make sure that unemployment compensation recipients are putting in full efforts to get into a job and not living off unemployment wages. Unless otherwise instructed, you will be required to make an active search for work. You must make a reasonable and active search for work through customary means for your occupation. Keep a list of the job contacts you make. Failure to provide evidence of an adequate work search can result in a loss of benefits.
1. Apply each week with employers who hire people with your experience, training, or skills. Your contacts should include former employers if you have reason to believe that there is some chance that you may be rehired.
2. Contact employers during hours of the day and days of the week when hiring is normally done.
3. Generally, the most successful contacts are made in-person. Under certain circumstances, however, telephone calls and resumes may be acceptable, depending on the standard job seeking practices within your particular occupation.
4. Apply to the person who has authority to hire. File written applications for work whenever you have the chance.
5. Apply for work for which you are qualified, within the normal commuting distance of your place of residence.
6. Maintain a record of the contacts that you make, listing the name of the company, the name, title and telephone number of the person with whom you spoke, the date of the contact and the type of contact (in-person, resume, email, telephone, etc).
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