How to Fill out a Job Application

Your job application is your first impression, so make it count.

You will need

  • Blue or black pen
  • Resume
  • Fact sheet (optional)

Step 1 Use blue or black Use a blue or black pen to fill out the job application.

Step 2 Give your history Communicate your education and work history accurately, being sure to explain any gaps.

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.

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.