phone interview

Help, I have a phone interview! What should I expect? Check here and see what others are saying.

So I’m very confused here. I worked a part time job for 2 years (20 hours a week or so) and the restaurant i worked for was closed. I’m also a full time student, so i thought i would take advantage of California’s unemployment while looking for a job and going to school. So i applied and got my debit card and first payment, but haven’t been paid again, and that was 2 months ago. I’m having a phone interview, but i’m confused, do i need to get a full time job? Full time would be difficult with my schedule, so I am only wanting to get a part time job, like the one i filed my claim off of. I believe that they are questioning my eligibility due to me saying no to the question regarding if I’m available to work full time on the claim form. So i put no to that, since i want to work part time, not full time, and still answered yes to looking for work. So my question is, do i need to get a full time job to get benefits? Even after applying for unemployment on a part time job?

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I quit my job due to sexual harassment/being asked to do unethical behavior. I have a phone interview. How does this process go?


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Exhibiting symptoms of confusion here, hope someone here can help. Three weeks ago, I applied for UI, had a phone interview on 8/30/2016. After which, I certified for UI benefits online. I have not received an approval or denial letter from EDD, however. When I check my UI account online, it shows EDD issued one payment for 2nd week and the 1st was the (Waiting Period Served for week ending 08/19/2017). So far so good, now. Keep in mind I have yet to receive and debit card or approval or denial letter from EDD. What I did get in the mail was, continued claim form for the next two weeks. Here is my confusion, I login to my UI account this morning and under “notification” it reads:
“Reopen Your Claim

If you have not certified for benefits for a period of time or you have never certified during this benefit year, you must reopen your claim”

and just below that it reads, under notifications.

09:00 a.m.

In-Person Appointment

Reemployment Eligibility Assessment

You have an in-person appointment scheduled. You must appear at the date and time shown. Failure to attend this appointment may affect your eligibility to receive Unemployment Insurance benefits. A letter was sent to you containing information about your appointment. If you have not received this letter before your appointment date, contact us.

Does this suggest that my UI claim was denied and I have to reapply (hence the reopen your claim title)? and there is a link to reopen claim. Since its a holiday weekend, I cant get in touch with edd rep. Hoping someone here can help me understand, if my claim was denied and that I have to reapply.
Thank you all in advance.


CTB/TE-WIOA Benefits

August 29, 2017 · 1 comment

in Pissed!


I’m receiving UI benefits and I started a program and it’s before my 16th week. I requested and informed EDD and a phone interview is scheduled. The program is on the ETPL providers list in CA and it’s available for WIOA funding.

They don’t have funding which seems to be the norm for WIOA but would they at least be able to approve the training and send in something to the EDD before funding? If I start self initated CTB claim, how do I get approved? I have a interview next week via phone.

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Anyone else have a random scheduled interview about 3 months into receiving UI benefits about the way you are applying for jobs? I have a scheduled phone interview at the end of the week? Is this normal or just a check up point?

No Phone Call!

August 2, 2017

in Pissed!

After applying on 6-22, had a phone interview 7-13. Was approved and received one payment 7-20. Went to certify for wees ending 7-23 was notified needed 2nd interview! Questions are:
1)Name and address of last employer…tf?!? You have that since 6-22 and lady verified in 1st interview on 7-13!
2)Verify SS# given…again WTF?!?! Same number for 50 years and you had on 6-22 and verified on 1st interview!
3) Proof of wages earned….what?!?! You should have that info but I will send..if thats what is needed! But they NEVER CALLED ME TODAY!!!
Since 6-22, I have received only 1 payment…I have bills to pay!! I gave all this info on 6-22 and was verified by my interviewer on 7-13….I’m so frustrated…actually in tears because you can’t get anyone live and they just put your benefits on hold and nothing I can do!! I get that they may have questions but they have had my claim and info since 6-22….why is this coming up now? And then make me wait another 2 weeks for a 2nd interview and they don’t bother to call!!

I am sure I am not the only one who has experienced this but here we go. I went through the normal processed online completed my 1st interview yada yada yada. When it came time for me to get paid I received a notice stating I had to do another phone interview WTF! and I had bills to pay that week. I tried to be smart by calling them to clear up any misunderstanding, sat on hole for 2 HOURS only for call to drop! I almost threw my phone out the window. Long story short I did not get my check that week, ended up having to wait until the following Tuesday, the bastard called me for the phone interview only to say and I quote ” I am not sure why your were rescheduled, everything seems to be correct on our end” SON OF A BITCH

since then though I find this free site and they are actually helping me find a job, no temp or staffing jobs legitimate job, my silver lining LOL.