Presentation on theme: " Need information to fill out ◦ Social security number ◦ Driver’s license ◦ Address and phone numbers Previous employers References ◦ Starting/ending."— Presentation transcript:
Need information to fill out ◦ Social security number ◦ Driver’s license ◦ Address and phone numbers Previous employers References ◦ Starting/ending dates and salaries for previous jobs
Read through entire application before writing ◦ Make photocopy to have a blank if you make a mistake
Neatness and legibility count ◦ Type it, if possible Use only blue or black ink ◦ Use white-out to correct errors Don’t bend, fold, or tear form
Make it look complete ◦ Write N\A (not applicable) in blanks that do not apply to you Do not write “See Resume” ◦ Can attach a resume, but fill out information on application as well
Lying will lose you the job You don’t have to tell the whole truth ◦ If you were fired, be positive about the experience ◦ Some experts recommend writing “job ended” as the reason for leaving.
Appropriate place for salary negotiations is AFTER you are offered the job ◦ Always write “negotiable” or “open” Employers use this as a screening tool ◦ Don’t offer too much info too soon.
Ask people to be a reference first Choose people for character and professional references ◦ Relatives are not typically accepted Provide person’s name, phone number, and title (relation to you)
Typos and misspellings tell the employer that you are lazy, stupid, or both. ◦ Capitalization Take your time!