As some of you may know I am being laid off and my last day of work will be Thursday, September 30. I am going to want to file for unemployment benefits, but I have questions about how the whole systems works (in general). I have not been without a job since I was 16 (I am now 28) except for a few months when I first moved to Nevada.
I looked on Nevadas webpage and they have an internet claim file system- so as far as I know I don’t have to go to the unemployment office right at first. I already did their pre-qualification screener, and I will qualify for unemployment. I have a lot of questions, and cannot find the answers online.
Okay, here are some of my questions:
My last day of work is Sept 30, can I file in October 1 (Friday)? or do I have to wait.
Do they give you a list of places hiring in your field or will I just do my daily classified ads/ job website searches and then tell them where I have submitted resumes/applications?
If they say “fast food place/other low pay job”** is hiring, and I say no because I have a college degree and they only pay minmum wage (unemployment ~=7.50/hour- before taxes) and desire a job that actually uses the skills/knowledge I learned in school instead of “brain dead crap job”, can they take away my unemployment?
**As a note, I couldn’t even get hired at these places when I was a student looking for part time work. I was told I was overqualified. I think I intimidated the managers with the amount of education I had, now that I have a degree it will be 10x harder to get hired at these kinds of places.
I have other questions about this, but I have a headache and cnnot think of them as of right now.
So tell me about being on unemployment; what to expect, what not to expect, the right and wrong things to do etc… Please share your experiences with the Unemployment system.