Now, first of all, no-one will check with any employer regarding applications. The purpose of asking for job-search records is just to ensure that the applicant has exercised due diligence in looking for work. From my clients, the minimum I want to see listed per application is the position, employer, approximate date of the application (not everyone has email records, eg if a resume was dropped off in person) and whether there was any response. As to how many, that depends. If you're looking for work in retail or food service or manufacturing, for example, it's not unrealistic to expect 5-10 positions applied for per week. If you're looking for work in graphic design, maybe there'll be 1-2 positions per week, and sometimes fewer.
I would recommend that your wife ask her counsellor for advice on this, to find out exactly what the counsellor thinks is reasonable, The counsellor is there to help, and you have indicated that the counsellor is supportive of the application. One thing you may not be aware of, by the way, is that the job-search record is NOT sent to the Ministry. The counsellor writes a narrative about the applicant's job-search activity, and the record will inform that narrative.
Hope this helps.
watoos wrote: ↑Apr 8th, 2017 3:56 pmHello all,
My wife is applying for second career and i've found this forum very insightful, but I had a question.
My wife was laid off in 2014 for medical reasons and has been jobless since. She has been approved as a strong candidate by her second career councillor to apply for the second career program but the application is asking for detailed information for all the jobs she has applied for since being laid off. She has been actively applying for jobs since healthy from Mar 2015 - October 2016, after being jobless in HR for so long she started researching a career in hairstyling and has been shadowing/volunteering at a friend's salon since October to see if this is a career she'd be interested in and it is.
The problem is my wife did not keep detailed records of all the previous jobs she applied for when unemployed. My question is how much detail is required for the previous job search log, we have found some of the jobs she applied for in old confirmation emails but they do not include contact names and numbers, how many job searches need to be logged for a successful application and if we can't fill out all the details in the log form can she still qualify? Do they actually follow up and contact the companies she has applied for jobs with since being laid off and what happens if the companies don't have solid historical records of everyone who has applied for expired job postings?