Job Applications And Interviews

How to Complete Application Form

If you have a CV, you should have just about all the information you need to complete a job application. If you don’t have a CV, now might be the time to create one. Applications forms are used by most employers to screen potential employees using selective information from the applications to determine who they are going to call for a job interview. Employers often ask you to complete an application after they have invited you for an interview. Many employers use applications as a way of standardizing the information they obtain from all job seekers, including some things that you would not normally put on your CV. You should complete the application as completely and honestly as you can remembering that the application is a tool for employers for deciding whether to give you for an interview. Before completing a job application you should read and follow the instruction carefully.

Take a few minutes to review the entire Job application. no two applications are the same some job applications ask for information differently to the next. All job applications have specific spaces in which you are expected to answer the questions. Think of the application as your first impression in following instructions. Complete the application as neatly as possible. Use good neat handwriting that is legibility. The application is a reflection of you. If completing your application by hand only use blue or black ink unless otherwise stated by the instructions on the application form. Don’t fold, bend, or if you can have no mistakes visible on your job application. Answer the application form questions specific to the job it is written for. Show why you are more qualified than other applicants for the position.

Include experience from all sources, including previous jobs, schools and volunteer work. Don’t leave any blanks. One of the reasons employers have you complete an application is because they want the same information from all job applicants. Don’t provide any negative information to you job application as this gives the employer a reason not to employ you. Always answer questions truthfully. Any lies on a job application form will get it rejected. Always provide references as employers want to see that there are people who will provide objective information about you to them. Pick your references carefully and make sure you ask their permission first. Keep your application consistent with your CV. Make sure all dates, names, titles, etc., on your application coincide with the information on your CV. Once you’ve completed the application, sit back and take a moment to thoroughly proofread the document, checking for errors.


Peter Thompson: Peter, a futurist and tech commentator, writes about emerging technology trends and their potential impacts on society.

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