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Bob Head

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I'm applying for jobs and I've been out of work for almost a year. I've stated in my CV that I haven't worked, but that aside, could an employer tell how long I've been out of work? Do they get notified somehow about my unemployment status?

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Offline Learnist Careers

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Re: Can a prospective employer find out how long I have been on jobseekers?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 07:14:39 PM »
No, the job centre wouldn't give out your personal information without your permission. However new employer is entitled to ask for references and this almost always includes your current or most recent employer. Just make sure you are confident about the gap.

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Offline gemmacareers

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There is no way that they can see this, however they will be able to see if you have a gap on your CV, so you should think of ways to explain this. A good thing to do would be to try and get some form of voluntary work, as this would fill the gap, or even try studying for a qualification if you have time spare that you cannot fill with paid work.

 

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