Your job application is your first impression, so make it count.
You will need
- Blue or black pen
- Fact sheet (optional)
Step 1 Use blue or black Use a blue or black pen to fill out the job application.
Make sure that your printing is neat and legible.
Step 2 Give your history Communicate your education and work history accurately, being sure to explain any gaps.
Bring along a fact sheet with work details, contact numbers, addresses, and references to help you fill out the application.
Step 3 Be honest Be honest at all times when filling out the application. Lies and embellishments are eventually discovered.
Step 4 Apply specifically Apply for a specific position, rather than leaving it open-ended.
Step 5 Don’t leave blanks Fill out every section of the application, being sure not to leave any empty sections.
For sections that do not apply, simply write “N/A,” or draw three consecutive dashes.
Step 6 Sign Sign and date the application.
Step 7 Double check Proofread your application before turning it in.
Step 8 Submit Submit your application to the hiring manager with a copy of your resume.
Did You Know:
The U.S. unemployment rate hit a 26-year high of 9.6 percent in August 2009.