Tips for Filling out Application Forms
If you are careful about following instructions on your application, an employer will probably think that you may be careful as an employee.
Print or write clearly so that your application can be read easily. Use a reliable blue or black pen.
Before you begin to fill in the blanks, read everything on the application carefully. After you complete the form, read it again to make sure you have answered every question correctly.
If you are not sure about the meaning of abbreviations used on the form, ask the person who gave you the form to explain them.
Answer every question. If a question does not apply to you, write "Does not apply."
Watch your spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Describe all your skills and abilities. Also, list the kinds of computers, software programming, machinery, equipment, and tools you are able to use.
Make sure all information is correct. Check employment dates, telephone numbers, and addresses for accuracy.
Take a sample application form with you when you go to apply for a job. By having all the information about yourself ready ahead of time, you will be able to complete the application completely and accurately.
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