Completing a Job Application
For many employers, asking you to complete a job application is the first step in the hiring process. Depending on the circumstances, you might complete an application in person, online, or before an interview. Some employers require an application even if you've submitted a resume. Whatever the situation is, if an application is required, it should be taken seriously as an important part of the hiring process.
In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of completing a job application, including ways to answer common questions (and more difficult ones too). In addition, you'll understand the role of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employers in the application process.
People who make hiring decisions often must read many applications in order to fill a position. Applications that are not filled out correctly are often rejected. To increase your chances of being considered, follow these basic guidelines.
Did you download our Personal Information Worksheet (Word , Google Doc , PDF ) in Lesson 1 of this tutorial? Remember that you can bring it with you to fill out job applications in person. You can also copy and paste from it to apply for jobs online.