Gathering Your Personal Information

Before filling out a job application personal information should be gathered. Learn what you need to prepare for in this free lesson.

Work history

Hiring managers want to know more about your work history because it can help them determine if you're right for the position, as well as if you have the experience they're seeking. They might also use this information to contact your former employers so they can confirm details such as your former job title and salary.

  • Company name
  • Company address
  • Company phone (main line or supervisor's number)
  • Name of supervisor (first and last name) and title
  • Your title or position
  • Dates of employment
  • How many hours per week (full-time or part-time)
  • Salary (hourly, weekly, or yearly)
  • Reason for leaving

screenshot of application

We'll talk about how to share sensitive information (such as reason for leaving) in Lesson 3 of this tutorial, Completing a Job Application. We'll also discuss what to do if you're currently employed while filling out job applications.