A Beginners Guide To Finding A Job As A Fresher

Updated : December 1st, 2021

Freshers guide to new job

Finding a job is a challenging process, especially as a fresher. The process includes multiple stages, including preparing an eye-catching résumé, online research, opting for the right job portal, etc., which, when done correctly, can help you land in a perfect job. 

In this post, we will tell you how to prepare yourself to land in your dream job. First, let’s start with tips to prepare a résumé that acts as a gateway to your desired job role and team.

11 Résumé Writing Tips That Will Land You That Job

Your résumé is what gives a prospective employer the first impression. It can be your ticket into the company. If your résumé looks just like any other one that the recruiter comes across daily, it is likely to be ignored. Therefore, customize your resume to make it stand apart. 



Resume Writing Tips That Will Land You That Job

 

Below are the tips to prepare a résumé that not only stands out but also gives a lasting impression: 

1. Avoid Spelling And Grammatical Mistakes

Spelling, grammatical or punctuation errors may prevent the recruiter from paying attention to your skills and other vital aspects of your résumé. Not paying attention to your commas, periods, and spellings could send out a message that you lack attention to detail.

Besides grammar and spellings, you must pay attention to the usage of tenses, subject-verb agreement, apostrophes, and perfectly spelled homophones. Also, it is wiser to use digits and not words when it comes to numbers, as digits easily grab attention and consume less space. 

2. Do Not Exaggerate

Never exaggerate. If you have contributed a significant part to a particular project, don’t say that you lead the project. There have been instances where a candidate has been almost selected and then rejected due to exaggerating.

3. Customize Your Résumé

Always customize your résumé for each company that you are applying for. It might be easy and tempting to make a generic résumé and send it out to all the companies you’re applying to, but that’s not going to help. You need to customize the résumé to fit the different roles that you’re applying to. 

resume has the keywords

Ensure that your résumé has the keywords and key qualities mentioned in the particular job description. That’s because these days most résumés are first reviewed electronically. So if your résumé doesn’t have the keywords that match the job, it may not pass the electronic screening. 

You could also go a step further and give it an outstanding creative bend. If there’s too much information that’s important and can’t be eliminated, make it an infographic, so it’s easy on the eyes.

4. Dodge Stuffing Keywords And Cramming Information

While your résumé needs to have the keywords for the job, so it clears the electronic screening, remember that the one who’s going to call you and hire you is a human being. Therefore, don’t stuff your résumé with keywords, let it be easy to read and understand. 

5. Replace Objective With A Professional Summary

If your résumé still has an objective like “find an entry-level position in sales” at the top, scrap it right away. Some recruiters say that the biggest mistake that a candidate can make while applying for a job is to write an objective. Instead of telling the recruiter that you want a job, show them why you’d be apt for the role. 

Write a professional summary that resonates with who you are as a professional and the skill sets that you have to offer. The summary should catch the recruiter’s interest and entice the recruiter to read your whole résumé.

6. Use Right Font

Use a font that’s easy on the eye and a size that reduces eye strain. A résumé in a small font could irritate the HR and make them view your profile from a more critical angle or may even prevent them from going through your résumé.

Font

7. Include Personal Accomplishments And Volunteer Work

If you have achieved something in your personal life that could imply that you have a certain technical or soft skill, include it on your résumé. For instance, winning a chess championship could imply that you are good at strategizing. If you like adventure sports and participate in them from time-to-time or participate in debates, you can add that as well. Certain personal accomplishments indicate rare qualities and skills that are sought after by hiring managers.

When it comes to experience like volunteering, you can include it in your résumé if it has taken up a significant amount of your time or has nurtured certain skills suitable for the job role. You can also include side projects, temp gigs, or pro bono work.

8. Add Social Media Links

Most people send out their résumé as a standalone document. Add your professional social media links to it. You could add your LinkedIn profile, blog, or personal website URL. The best part about adding the link to your LinkedIn profile is that the recruiter can check the skills you have listed and see who has endorsed which ones. Personal websites and blogs also give the hiring manager deeper insights into you. Adding social media links could also give an impression of being transparent.

9. Avoid Negative Words

Your choice of words matters when you are preparing a résumé. Use words that make you look competent and confident. Also, avoid using negative tones and words like “expert,” “go-to person,” “proactive,” etc., throughout your résumé. 

10. Highlight Skills

Do not forget to highlight the right information. Highlighting the different skills tells a lot about you or if you are comfortable with transitioning your role. You need to make your qualities and skills stand out without compromising on the appeal of your résumé.

Skill

11. Delete The Extras

Omit anything unnecessary. Extra words, irrelevant skills, and anything that doesn’t need to be put there. Excess of random information or redundant information dilutes the important points in the recruiter’s mind. Also, eliminate any such information that can hurt religious sentiments or create controversies. 

Once you finish preparing a résumé, the next step is to choose the right job channel to look for a suitable job. 

Today, there are a plethora of job channels, and choosing the best among them can be tedious. To help you with your search, we have listed job channels that are popular and reliable. 

4 Most Effective Channels for Job Seekers

Most-Effective Channels for Job Seekers

Some of the trusted job channels are:

1. Job Portal

Job portals one of the ultimate platforms where recruiters meet job seekers. Thousands of companies post their requirement, and millions of job seekers register to meet potential employers. Generally, you need not pay any fee for updating your résumé and be visible to potential employers. Some of the top sites in the U.S. are Monster, SimplyHired, and CareerBuilder.

Tips To Make The Best Use Of Job Portals 

  • Register on at least 2 of the top job portals with your complete details (including skills) and résumé
  • Search with “specific keywords” at regular intervals and make contacts
  • Update your resume regularly to stay on top and if need be, make use of additional services offered by job portals to enhance your résumé and thereby your profile

2. LinkedIn

It is the most popular social networking site for professionals. This is where you can build a network and exchange information. Organizations trust this site to fulfill their talent search requirements owing to transparency and exclusivity. LinkedIn is a great medium to look up jobs not only in your country but also opportunities abroad.

LinkedIn

Tips To Make The Best Use Of The LinkedIn

  • Complete your profile and change the visibility settings to “public” to get more views
  • Update your skills, get them endorsed and accept testimonials to enhance your profile
  • Join like-minded groups, participate in discussions and forums 
  • Watch out for messages on the wall from recruiters and respond accordingly if the role interest you

3. Social Media 

Social media is not all about entertainment. Perhaps, this is one of the most direct channels to interact with companies and recruiters. Recently, Organizations are investing heavily in social recruitment platforms as they cut out middlemen and lengthy processes. 

Tips to Make the Best Use Of Social Media

Tips To Make The Best Use Of Social Media

  • “Like” the pages and check for updates regularly. Search for jobs matching your profile/educational background and apply immediately
  • “Comment” to share your feedback on various posts and campaigns to fall in the limelight
  • Share your experiences and participate in forums and online events
  • Follow Twitter a/c for job updates and follow the thread to apply. Do not hesitate to retweet if it helps someone with relevant #tags

Note- Social media can definitely help you find a suitable job. But you must know that offensive posts or poor language when used in social media can impact your job search. Therefore, avoid posting racist or any other insensitive comments.

4. Glassdoor

A fast-growing network that started as a community for company reviews and is currently redefining the way job searches happen. Glassdoor offers honest and moderated reviews from employees who volunteer to provide feedback about the organization that they are employed to guide prospective job seekers. 

Tips To Make The Best Use Of Glassdoor

  • Update your full profile and fill sections as requested. Subscribe for email alerts
  • Read reviews about companies, understand the nature of business and employee satisfaction ratings
  • Make regular contacts with employers you choose to apply with

In addition to the above job channels, you can also ask for a referral from your contacts. Who knows? Your friend might be your next colleague!

Preparing a résumé and choosing the right job channel is a job half done. To land up in a dream job, you must clear the interview with flying colors. Therefore, you must , you must prepare well for the interview. But many times, despite preparing well, you might commit several interview mistakes that prevent you from getting a suitable job.  

Below, we have listed useful tips on preparing for an interview.   

11 Helpful Interview Tips

Helpful Interview Tips

 

The following tips will help you get through your interview effortlessly:

1. Prepare To Ace The Basics

There are a few questions that are inevitably asked at every job interview. Make a note of these questions and prepare answers for each one of them. You can also write down your answers and then say it out loud to know how impressive it sounds.

Here are some of the most common questions asked in interviews:

  • Tell me about yourself
  • Why do you want to join this company?
  • What are the skills that you possess that set you apart from the crowd?
  • Name a few of your strengths. Narrate past experiences to support them.
  • What do you consider to be your greatest weakness?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Why does this role interest you?
  • What are your requirements in terms of salary?
  • Would you like to add anything that we didn’t cover?
  • Is there anything you would like to ask us?

Make sure that all your answers remain under one minute. Don’t ramble, keep your answers concise and articulate. This will give your interviewer the impression that your answer is well thought through.

2. Research About The Company

Regardless of how new or old the company is, it’s always good to know about the company before attending an interview. It not only shows the interviewer that you are interested in the job, but it also helps you understand the working environment.

Research About The Company

Run a search on the company and see what it’s known for, know its products, and the team on sites like Glassdoor.com, vault.com, and indeed.com. See if the company has been featured in the press, who its competitors are, what its SEC filings are (if it is a public company, you can check for these aspects on sec.com). You can also look up the company on LinkedIn and check to see if you have any mutual connections. Talk to them and find out what the work culture is like and anything that you should know before interviewing.

3. Schedule For The Right Window

According to Glassdoor, the best time to schedule an interview is at 10:30 AM on Tuesday. On Mondays, employees are usually gearing up for the week, while on Fridays, they are preparing to wind down for the weekend. 

The same principle applies to the first and last slots of the day. The interviewer has other responsibilities beyond hiring. Also, it’s best to avoid the slot just before noon as your interviewer could be too hungry to concentrate; or the slot immediately after lunch as they could be in a food coma.

4. Run A Social Media Check

Interviewers often scan their prospective employee’s social media profiles. Browse through your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or other social media handles to check what kind of posts you’ve made. If there are sexist, racist, or any other kind of memes or comments or embarrassing pictures that could put you in a negative light, take them off.

5. Checklist Of The Documents

Keep all the documents ready on the day of your interview. The required documents include:

  • Résumé
  • 5-6 copies of your passport size photos
  • Samples of your work like writings, design layouts, etc.

Checklist Of The Documents

6. Take Mock Interviews

Practice for your interview with your friends or family. If one of them has experience with interviewing employees, even better. These practice or mock interviews will boost your confidence and allow you to experiment with different answers and hear how you sound. Request the mock interviewer to give feedback on your answers and ask you a few offbeat questions so you know how well you can think on your feet.

7. Arrive At The Venue Early 

Reach the venue 5 to 10 minutes in advance. Download directions to the venue and anticipate traffic delays in advance. You don’t want to get to the interview late or sweating and panting. Turn off your phone before your interview begins.

8. Don’t Underdress Or Overdress

You’ve always heard, “There’s no such thing as overdressing for an interview.” Overdressing for an interview could give out the impression that you don’t understand the workplace culture. That’s why it’s important to research a little about the company. Before attending the interview, figure out the dress code, and go one notch more formal.

Dont Underdress Or Overdress

If the company dresses in casuals like jeans and T-shirts, wear a blazer with flats. And if it’s a flats-and-a-blazer kind of place, dress in business casuals. Just make sure to go one step more formal than the dress code.

9. Use The Products & Services

Interviewers like it when the candidate they’re interviewing is prepared. Use the product/service of the company. Get a feel of what the company’s into. Companies are always happy to receive constructive feedback.

10. Prepare For The Unexpected

When faced with the unexpected at an interview, remind yourself that this is an interview and not an actual situation. Keep yourself cool and take your time before you answer. Don’t feel pressured to answer quickly and say the first thing that pops up in your mind. Some interviewers ask questions that help them understand the personality of the candidate.

11. Keep It Conversational

While attending an interview, keep it conversational. Remember, it’s not a test but just one person trying to find a match for an open role. Don’t let your answers sound like speeches. 

Also, interact with your interviewer, don’t let it be the same old boring question-answer session. However, make sure to not go overboard or lead the conversation astray or come off as someone who’s overconfident. 

Note that apart from your verbal communication and the ability to comprehend and respond appropriately, body language plays a vital role during the interview process. 

Below, we have listed down some of the most important Do’s and Don’ts of body language during an interview. 

Body Language During Interview – Do’s and Don’ts

Body Language During Interview

Some of the do’s of body language include:

1) Greet And Settle Down Calmly

As soon as you enter the interview room, walk up straight to the interviewers, shake hands with a smile, and introduce yourself only by name. Let that handshake be firm and smile light. Sit down calmly when you’re asked to be seated.

2) Use Hand Gestures That Sync With Your Talk

Be audible and slow. Use appropriate hand gestures that sync with your emotion and nod your head as a sign of acceptance. Remember, bodily movements are a great way to showcase your ability to multi-task and signifies a positive attitude.

3) Pattern Of Eye Contact

Eye contact is one of the most crucial aspects of body language during an interview. Do not shy away from making eye contact with the interviewer or the panel. However, at the same time, do not engage an eye to eye contact for long durations.

Pattern Of Eye Contact 

4) Exit With The Same Enthusiasm You Came In With

Always remember, the interviewer takes time to analyze key phases of the interview, and the decision to select you is not concluded immediately. After calling it off, do not rush abruptly to exit. Thank the interviewer and make a polite exit.

Some of the don’ts of the body language are:

1) Twiddling & Making Facial Contacts With Hands

Scratching your head or face during the process is a strict “NO.” Doing so frequently can be considered a sign of nervousness where you’re trying to cover up gaps in speech and thoughts. Also, it can be considered unhygienic practice.

2) Crossing Hands And Locking Hands Back

Crossing hands or locking hands back ceases your ability to make gestures or move freely. Such gestures give room for the interview to perceive as resistance. Therefore, if you’re standing, keep your hands straight down with free movement and if seated, use them for gestures.

3) Nodding Fiercely To Express Disagreement  

Avoid disagreements as far as possible. If needed, make a gentle nod and speak up assertively, expressing your views. Nodding excessively and making lewd gestures to express displeasure can be offensive, which may have a huge impact on your selection.

When followed correctly, the above-listed aspects may help you to make it through the interview effortlessly. Once you clear the interview and get selected for the job role, the next step (the most important step) is to sign the offer letter.  

Receiving a job offer is often thrilling, that you might tend to accept and sign the job contract without much scrutiny, focussing merely on the monetary aspect. But you must understand the fact that it’s not only money that you work for. Other facets of a job, such as career growth, the company’s reputation, and so on, matter when you take up a job. 

Therefore, do not blindly sign the offer letter. Take some time, ask yourself questions on multiple fronts, weigh it to explore the various pros and cons, and sign if you are completely satisfied. 

To help you with the process, we’ve collated a list of the most intriguing questions you must ask yourself before starting a new job.

Factors You Should Consider Before Signing A Job Offer

Factors Yo Should Consider Before Signing A Job Offer

Some of the factors that you should consider include: 

1. Job Profile And Designation

Study the job profile and determine if it matches with your aspirations. You may have given the interview in haste due to various personal factors and not found the time to get into the nitty-gritty of the job opportunity. Be convinced about your job role, the place of work, shift timings, and the nature of the job perfectly match your preferences. 

2. In Proportionate With Personal Goals

Ask yourself a series of questions in this regard. Did you decide to take up the job for money or for the exposure it gives you? Does it match the educational qualification and skills? Will it help you in achieving the short term and long term career goals

Remember, a job is a long time commitment that may hamper your personal goals in the longer run. You may end up being trapped in a skill that you had only planned to stick onto for a brief period. 

3. Monetary Compensation

No matter how much you hate to disagree, we all work for money at the end of the day. Weigh the compensation offered against your financial commitments and goals. Ensure it covers the living expenses and also helps you save for the future. If you’re not happy with the compensation and perks, go ahead and negotiate with the company. Most of them do consider revising the salary to an extent these days. 

4. Work-Life Balance

Today, job roles are increasingly becoming dynamic and are often fuelled by long work hours, due diligence that tends to eat up personal space. To avoid heartburn in the future, underlining your job’s key facets to check if it will affect your personal and family life to a great extent.

If your job offer meets all the above-listed aspects, go ahead and take up the job. But remember, stepping into a professional field is not a cakewalk. The phase of transition is critical. From signing the offer letter to completing a year in your first job, your acts can make or break things for you. 

Out of all the major and minor aspects, we’ve listed 5 tips for fresh graduates like you to find success in your first job.

Tips For Fresh Graduates to Find Success in the First Job

Tips For Fresh Graduates to Find Success in the First Job

The following tips will hep you succeed in your first job:

1. Stay Open-Minded

This is the most crucial aspect. Be open-minded and embrace all the learning that comes your way. Whether it is a process, you will be learning or a skill you’ll acquire, learn them with passion and dedication. Also, always look up to your seniors and supervisors for mentorship.

2. Willing To Unlearn

You read that right. As much as you’re willing to learn, the focus should be balanced on unlearning as well. Some theories and rules may not be the most appropriate in all places. As a fresh graduate, you must acquire the ability to unlearn and replace it with suitable actions or develop your own.

3. Ready To Take Instructions

Salaried employment is all about hierarchies and following the instructions from the boss. There will never be an end to this pyramid. Be ready to take instructions and feedback from your superiors and supervisors. If you feel it is harsh, take it with a pinch of salt, and any disagreement should be communicated assertively. Also, do not put your skills and knowledge above your peers and flaunt them. You may end up damaging your relationship with the team, which may be irreparable for a long time.

4. Flexibility And Proactiveness

College might have been about fixed hours of attending classes and chilling out with friends in between. But professional life isn’t the same. It is sometimes grueling and lasting work that calls for flexibility, such as putting in those extra hours or working on a weekday. Be flexible and open to working long hours when required. If it is taking a toll on your health, feel free to let your supervisor know.

Being proactive also adds laurels to your career. Take initiatives, innovate, and present your ideas. Factors that improve performance, productivity, a process or add value to the way it is being done is welcome in the corporate world.

5. Follow The Framework

In this new age of rapidly changing technology, organizations are netting the policy framework like never before. As a knowledgeable employee, you understand the rules and regulations and ensure the work is carried out within the boundaries.

The above-listed points, when followed correctly, will help you in having a smooth sail. You can also ask your family or seniors to provide you with tips to help you survive in the corporate world and have a successful career. 

 



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  1. I was fired through no fault of my own in the state of NJ. I was hired to help build an apparel startup. Hired for coming from a corporate background, I would make my professional suggestions on how to improve and develop product as that type of information was always welcomed but unfortunately not utilized. During my time, I’ve repeatedly tried to help the company to avoid costly mistakes in the future when it came to producing apparel, yet my boss preferred to always “wing it” change direction and never follow any type of calendared process. Fast forward and to no surprise to me there is an issue with production and I’m informed with vague information and so as a professional, I remind the owners (again) of the proper protocol that I’ve been suggesting and believing that they finally understood this now. But the understanding was an awakening that was too late (as it seems). Therefore a week later, I was fired as a cut in finances, With no severance, I ask for a confirmation on days worked in order to claim for unemployment due to the financial reduction but then am emailed that due to my decision making that the company lost thousands of dollars and that I didn’t perform my job. I continued to apply for my claim and was denied with allegations that in addition to losing thousands of dollars that I now stole candy (of all things) from the company under footage which is false, and that I watched movies on my phone which was also a false claim. The adjudication office has reached out to me to give me 2 days to reply against the ridiculous allegations and I have replied to all her points of accusations. I had also added more information which I regret now because I was a bit emotional because of the low blows that came my way. Nevertheless, the email had been sent and I am now waiting to see the next steps.
    My question is this. In the state of NJ, what are the next steps for determination?
    Will my former employer read my comments which will only add fuel to the fire (which is true on the additional emotional writing) and then create more lies?
    Have employers gotten away with denying claims by creating false claims?
    This is not what I had expected nor planned to rebuttal in an adjudication.
    I only wanted unemployment pay while I continue to look for work.

  2. I went on medical leave in 2016. I had 2 years of approved leave with pay and benefits. Over the past 2 years, I continued on medical. In May of 2018 my employer tried to terminate for refusing to follow the company doctor’s recommendation to return to work with restrictions in a non hazardous area. I was never informed of where to report or when to report for work. I didn’t even know of the attempted termination until I didn’t receive my bi-weekly payment. I filed a greviance to get my job, pay, and benefits back and was awarded a temporary re-instatement until I had a third party doctor exam. During all of this, I reached my 2 year limit on pay and benefits. Once the 3rd party medical exam was done, the doctor sided with me that there were health reasons for not restoring me to my previous position. But he also agreed with my employer’s company doctor offer of returning to work with restrictions in a non hazardous area. My employer informed me at that time they had no jobs available for me. Since I no longer receive pay or benefits I filed for unemployment. The state said that my employer objected to my request for umeployment on the grounds that I’m weeking fulltime for them and now it has been 6 weeks pending adjudication. I receive no pay no benefits and was told I don’t have a job from my employer. How can they hold up my unemployment pay?

    1. Gil,

      Thank you for writing to us. The outcome of the adjudication depends on the paperwork/documents you submit supporting your stance. Please make sure to prepare well and argue confidently in your favor.

  3. I live in the state of Nevada and had filed for unemployment a few months back in June and was denied because of not earning enough funds in that quarter which show that I’m trying to open a claim on a previous claim considered double dipping. I was told that if I worked and made $1,200 then that would be enough to fulfill and be approved for unemployment claim for the new quarter. I did work a new job started the job as a project assistant for a plumbing company to which the hiring manager knew I had never worked in plumbing but had over 20 years in construction. All in all I worked really hard to understand the plumbing industry but I could never satisfy my supervisors expectations and the last week of me working she basically took ball work from me and kept saying she will handle it even though I would ask every hour or less if there is something that I could do, she kept denying me any work because she was frustrated that I couldn’t do the job is good as she did even though she’s been there for 30 years. I was receiving unemployment funds for the past 3 weeks and suddenly I have to wait till November 2nd for an adjudication meeting and my funds have been placed on hold until then. Can my claim be denied because I could not do the job she expected even though she hired me knowing my previous experience? What should I expect now?

    1. Brooke,

      There is a thin line. It can go against your since expectations were not met or it can also be in your favor for unreasonable demands from your supervisor. If you think you have a strong case, make sure to argue well and present all supporting paperwork.

  4. The state of Oregon UI told my spouse every claim that isn’t due to lack of work now goes through adjudication! Is that true or are they just saying that because she ‘resigned en leiu of termination’ in her trial period? She worked for the state, and didn’t want to be unable to find employment in another department.

    1. Ambrose,

      I don’t know if this is true. How can you confirm? By calling the office again and asking for a different representative to speak to.

    2. Yes, this is true, Oregon will adjudicate any “employment separation” that isn’t due to a lack of work. FYI they’ll also treat a resignation in lieu of termination as her being fired because if your wife’s employer told her “quit or you’ll be fired”, she didn’t really have much of a choice and she was going to lose her job either way.

  5. I was terminated while on Workers Comp. The employer didn’t call me, I was notified a month after the fact by the insurance carrier for the employer! And get this,,,When I opened my UI case to start benefit payments, I notated in the questionnaire that I have a lifting restriction imposed by the Doctor but that I can still physically work and I’m currently available to work….and I was denied UI benefits.
    I’m appealing.

    1. Will,

      I think you should be eligible to collect UI benefits under such circumstances. Please make sure to keep supporting documents handy to support your stance during the Appeal.

  6. I’m currently appealing an availability issue in Massachusetts. I was accepted to a local community college never enrolled and because at the time when I applied I stated I was accepted they denied me. I was laid off due to lack of work it was a temporary position on August 3, 2018. My previous employer I was with 2+years, however I did quit that job which I’m sure doesn’t help my claim, however I’ve submitted everything from my most recent employer including wages which redetermined me eligible. Now I’m appealing my availability… I’ve contacted the college to get verification letter stating I’m not enrolled nor have I ever been but due to their protocols they fought me tooth and nail to get this verification. Stating there’s nothing to send if I’ve never been so there. Last week they finally sent a certified seal enrollment letter that shows I am inactive and never enrolled or registered within that institution. I think it was to stop me from constantly contacting them. Will this help remove the availability disqualification? Also are availability cases easier to resolve?

    1. Lily,

      To offer a straightforward answer to your question, if you lost the previous job due to involuntary reasons (no fault of yours), you should be eligible to collect.

      1. So I just got my Late Appeal decision after sending in all necessary information as to why I was filing late pertaining to being offered a temporary job. The decision states DETERMINED.

        Not exactly sure what that implies. I’m assuming the worst though. Since no adjudicator ever called me. Can you please clarify?

        1. Lily,

          I suggest you call the Claims Center to find out the status. It more or less means the “Determination” process is now complete.

      2. UPDATE: I called the claims center to clarify the adjudicator’s decision they stated that it means I found eligible for the Late Appeal regarding my availability. The representative also stated that its very strange to be appealing a one party decision ( thus meaning appealing just myself.) Will I still have to continue with this hearing since my enrollment verification proves with a certified seal inactivity and no enrollment has ever been made? Are availability appeals easier to win since its not a wage or reason for termination I am appealing?

        1. Lily,

          This seems like a complicated situation. I suggest you ring up the adjudicator and consult him/her on further steps.

  7. my adjutication was removed and my case still says that im eligble and active does that mean the ruled in my favor ?

    1. Jeannette,

      That is correct. The authorities might have ruled in your favor and ruled out the need for an adjudication. Please call the office for clarification.

  8. After working at various jobs over the course of 24 years and never being fired,I finally was recently. The reason was arguing with a manager because she was unprofessional and baited me into a argument and I signed the statement she wrote against me before I left and now I wonder will the unemployment official side in my favor over me signing the statement..

    1. Jason,

      If you’re able to prove your position preferably with supporting documents, you should be able to collect UI benefits.

  9. Can you be denied unemployment after being terminated for allegedly making a customers grocery bags too heavy. Customer made a complaint that I packed her bags too heavy. When I had only put 4-6 items in each bag. This occurred while I worked for Meijer.

    1. That sounds like an awful reason to terminate employment. Please consider applying for UI benefits until you find employment. You may want to speak to the Unemployment Office in your state once before applying. Please call them.

  10. I moved to NC for a Job the employer begged for me to work for him. The job is 1 hour away. I got sick one day driving there and went to work and told the girl I was working with that I was sick and may need to go home so I call the the staffing lady and the own and told them I’m sick and I’m going home they said OK. Next day get a text saying I’m off for the next 2 think they could not find anyone to work with me see my tech went on vacation. When my tech came back from vacation they told her she will be working alone she sent me the text I was shocked because now it’s two weeks with out work I’m a fulltime worked get a w2 at the end of the year. I work the own stating what is going on why you not having me work I said I will have to file unemployment no response. Umployment told them I walked off the job when the all said I called them when I was leaving stating I was sick and they sent Umployment the call off work text they sent me its been 6 weeks and no amswer on my unemployment case help if you can

    1. Lace,

      Unemployment Insurance benefits are extended to those who lose their job due to involuntary reasons. If you think this was the case, please consider filing until you find employment. Make sure to keep supporting documents handy in case of a dispute.

  11. I filed for unemployment in florida but then moved to Georgia, after I was unable to obtain a job in Florida. I was hired at amazon in Florida but have already moved to Georgia and receiving unemployment at the time. The unemployment is now adjudicating because it picked up that I was a new hire at Amazon but I Couldn’t work for Amazon seeing how I moved out of Florida before I was hired. It has now been eight weeks of claiming with a hold on my funds what will happen next?

    1. Ernest,

      If you still remain unemployed, you should be able to continue claiming UI benefits. Since you’ve moved to Georgia, you can consider transferring your claim over to the new state.

  12. I worked a 3 yr contract with an employment firm. That contract ended unexpectantly and I filed unemployment. The employer called me with 2 jobs. one of the jobs was at the company that I just left and the company had a 6-month wait and I was unsure if I could return to the company. I expressed this to the employer and they said that they would check to see if I could return to the employer. I was trying to avoid rejection/embarrassment for myself and the employer. I was submitted for 2 jobs.

    The employer filed a protest saying I had refused work. I spoke with the adjudicator. (Who called me a day earlier than our call) It turns out two jobs that of the two jobs they said I had refused. they had submitted me for one and the other was the job aforementioned. the employer never got back in touch with me and I eventually applied for the job.

    The adjudicator told me that I would receive two letters in the mail in 5 -7 business days and told me to keep certifying.

    Any idea where this is landing. The employer did not tell the truth and I sent documented information to our phone call. The adjudicator said that they had cancellations and that was why he was calling a day early.

    Any ramifications for the employer not telling the truth.

    1. It’s the time to make a strong case for yourself. Chase the adjudicator at regular intervals and submit the required documents in your support.

  13. I finally got the courage to do this as I now get Social Security but I doubt things have changed. Years ago when I was working I had a sales job and they did all sorts of sexist crap. They would not pay the spiffs to females. They called you names over the intercom. They would break things on products ordered and picked up by customers. People knew about it but would not come forth. When you saw something illegal going on that you were not supposed to see, you got fired. The employer lied about you to the DES and they even lied to future employers so that you never had respect once you worked at their place. The so called judges as your hearings admonished you for speaking out but there was nothing to be done unless others backed you up and they were afraid for their jobs. This still goes on. For the most part it is women judges doing the bidding of male employers. Some of these women should be asking themselves questions about the lives of others they were complicit in destroying. There never was any recourse for sexual harassment and discrimination and there still is not. Have any of these female judges ever thought to require further proofs from the employers. Has any judge ever compelled the employer to proof of sales or production exceeded by the women who have been fired? That would be the most telling. When other situations arise and the female employee has been with the company for more than five years, have any of these judges had the sense to ask if the person lasted with you that long and their last evaluation was superior enough to merit a raise, why do you all of a sudden doubt the employee? There is no common sense to these horrible women and they are there as judges because of their stupidity. The system is geared to protect only the rights of the employer so don’t be down on yourselves if you find yourself a victim because if the employer loses then you have a case! DES judges are paid to destroy people.

  14. Please contact me I’m going to be homeless loose vehicle they are holding my unemployment and I don’t know why I’ve been doing everything and more I’m a cancer patient and have to get to my therapy today I can’t go cause my trucks out of gas and no money

    1. Jerome,

      Hope you get out of this situation soon. Please let us know how we can help you. This is a private forum and our help can be limited. If you’re referring to Unemployment Insurance, please call the Claims Center for further inquiry.

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