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1 Completing Effective Job Applications Completing Effective Job Applications

2 Always read and follow instructions.

3 Thompson Jacob M Super Fods Use Black Ink. Other colors are not professional and do not photo copy well. Make application neat and accurate. Dont do scratch marks. Get a Second Application if needed. 09/12/09 Thompson Super Foods

4 Find out what jobs are open. Super Foods09/12/09 Anything Thompson Jacob M Do not put anything, use a job title. Cashier

5 141 N Main St. Any-town, USA (555) N/A N/A Do not leave blank spaces. Be specific with a start date. 9/13/09 Super Foods09/12/09 Thompson Jacob M N/A Cashier

6 141 N Main St. Any-town, USA (555) N/A 9/13/09 Cashier N/A x x x x x xx x xx7am to 11pm x x x x x Have alternate transp. Be specific with availability. Explain transportation options. Answer all questions on application.

7 x x Mid-state Tech1/06 5/06 GED, May 2006 N/A N/AN/A Cash Handling course, June 2008 at the Job Center Include any special training you have had. Sun City Jaycees, present Being a member of a group can help you get a job! Be accurate on education levels.

8 Know all the data about your previous jobs. Hardees Restaurant142 S. Main St. Any-town, USA 5555 Cheryl Nelson 9 months 11/0807/ Employer Address Supervisor or contact name Dates of Employment Salary x x Cashier

9 Dont put down anything negative but be honest. Hardees Restaurant142 S. Main St. Any-town, USA 5555 Cheryl Nelson 9 months 11/0807/ x x Cashier Boss was a jerkJob advancement

10 Describe your job duties concisely. Hardees Restaurant142 S. Main St. Any-town, USA 5555 Cheryl Nelson 9 months 11/0807/ x x CashierJob advancement Responsible for taking and filling orders at the drive-thru. Maintained an accurate cash drawer. Include any special recognition you received at the job. Was awarded Most Accurate Cashier three different months.

11 Indicate if it is ok to talk to your current and past employer(s). If you indicate no, be prepared to explain the reason in an interview. XX

12 ALWAYS ask before you use someone as a reference. Be prepared with both Personal and Work References. Beth Johnson 148 Main St. Any-town, USA N. Sherman Any-town, USA PO Box 74 Sun City, Mike Sherman Anna Segal 555/ / / XX

13 ALWAYS be sure to sign the application! Beth Johnson 148 Main St. Any-town, USA N. Sherman Any-town, USA PO Box 74 Sun City, Mike Sherman Anna Segal 555/ / / XX Jacob Thompson 9/12/09

14 Bring a pocket dictionary to ensure accurate spelling. Always allow yourself a half hour to complete an application on-site and complete it on-site. Dont do a marathon grab-and-take approach. Ask for a new application if a mistake was made. An employer is more impressed with a person being concerned about getting it right who is willing to ask for another application. Additional Points:


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