Job Application

The job application contains a series of questions of a personal and work related nature. Because the application is used by employers as a device to screen applicants, you should make sure it will give a good first impression. The following are some suggestions for completing your application:

  • Review the application before filling it out to be sure you have all of the information.
  • Have your resume or information about previous job available to reference. Include names, addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, dates, and supervisors' names.
  • Type or print information neatly in black ink.
  • Be concise, but accurate.
  • Answer all questions. If a question does not apply to you, write N/A (Not Applicable).
  • Include volunteer activities under the experience section.
  • Ask for clarification if you are unsure of any question.
  • Proofread carefully. Be sure all names are spelled correctly and all addresses and telephone numbers are correct.
  • Make sure you have permission to use a person's name as a reference.
  • Don't forget to sign and date the application after you read the agreement.