For unemployment benefits in New York, you basically need to do the following:
- Weekly records should include a list of your work search activities, including:
- Date of contact
- Employer name
- Names and titles of specific people contacted, if known
- Contact information (address, telephone, email, website, or fax)
- Method of contact
- Position or job title applied for or a description of other work search efforts (attending job fairs or workshops, etc.).
- Explanation of results
Disclaimer: This is our best attempt at summarizing the rules in New York. For the official details, see the New York Department of Labor.