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Presentation on theme: "By Bobbianne Doerr LCNE WEBINAR HOW TO FILL OUT APPLICATIONS."— Presentation transcript:


2 1.Dress to impress and go into a potential employer and ask for an application. Be prepared to interview that day and bring a resume. 2.Read the application 3.Fill in all the blanks 4.Use blue or black ink only 5.Give a range or put “negotiable” for salary. They will try to exclude you with this question. 6.Make sure there is a working personal phone number on the application and your resume. If they want to call you, make sure they can! 7.Give work and educational experience 8.List job related skills that use ACTION Verbs 9.Give positive reason for leaving 10. Give references 11. Sign your application! NO print. (, 2012) HOW DO YOU FILL OUT AN APPLICATION OVERVIEW AND STEPS

3  Make sure it is completely filled out.  For the section, “Position Desired” do not put “anything” in it. Be specific.  Give a range for salary expected.  If you put a person’s name down, give both first and last name.  Be detailed about experience and your title.  The “Reason for Leaving” should never have anything negative.  Never say “don’t know” for any section.  List employment history in correct order and follow all directions.  Make sure spelling is correct.  Give complete and through information for education field.  Make sure you have complete information for your references.  (Willow, 2010), (, 2012) HOW DO YOU FILL OUT AN APPLICATION IN DETAIL

4  f f  What is the first thing you do on an application?  Where can this information be found?  Why is this information so important? SAMPLE APPLICATIONS

5  Dress to impress and be ready to interview.  Make sure your contact information is correct  Include your education information and where you are in school  Never leave a section blank, be honest and list your skills  List extracurricular activities and positions you have held in those activities  Have 5 references instead of 3 that are NOT related to you! (with contact information for each. Teachers for example.)  List your skills like your aptitude for computers since you went to an online college. Be detailed.  Make sure to speak with the manager when you turn in your application. Be persistent and wait for them patiently!  Follow up the next week and call the employer. Ask for an interview. (Glass, 2012), (Willow, 2010) HOW DO YOU FILL OUT AN APPLICATION IF YOU DO NOT HAVE EXPERIENCE?

6  A resume it a 30 second commercial. It is an overview.  An application it a complete essay or film on you and your work experience.  Summarizing on a application can get you fired! Be exact.  You have to give criminal information. Talk to a lawyer about expunging your record.  Be honest about having collected unemployment benefits.  Be honest about any disability that you have that will effect your job performance.  An application is a signed contract unlike a resume. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012) THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APPLICATION AND A RESUME

7  Do make sure you write neatly and make the application look neat and professional. You can take the application home and make copies.  Do make sure your dates and salaries are CORRECT.  Do contact your references and pervious employers. Potential employers will call them!  Be specific and detailed and use complete sentences  Emphasis skills that will relate to the job. Don’t leave things out but if you have clerical skill and it is a clerical job, in should be on your application.  Remember you don’t have a second chance and an application can be your first and only chance.  Show from the start that you are a goal orientated person by giving extra information not less.  Give yourself time to be through on an application and to interview after.  Do check in and follow up on any application. Squeaky, polite candidate gets the job! (Cole, 2012), (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012) APPLICATION DO’S AND DON’TS

8  Discussion of ethics and applications.  resume_.html. resume_.html  It is okay to leave off short term, entry-level, unrelated and unbecoming jobs on a resume NOT an application  Only if there are no gap and if really feel it should not be there, be prepared to address it in an interview  In the interview, give a brief explanation and do not go into detail and make it positive  IF you were fired you can leave it off be ready to have a great answer in an interview (Lachner, 2012), (Robles, 2012) ETHICS AND APPLICATIONS


10  Fact Sheet      (State of California, 2009) ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

11  Cole, A. (March, 2010 02). Tips on filling out a job application.. some "do's" and "dont's". Retrieved from dos-and-5565695.html dos-and-5565695.html  Glass, V. (2012). How to fill out a job application with no work experience. Retrieved from  John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2012). Tips for filling out paper job application forms. Retrieved from application-forms.html application-forms.html  Lachner, D. (2012). is it unethical to leave a job off my resume? read more: Is it unethical to leave a job off my resume?. Retrieved from  State of California. (2009). Tips for success -- the application. Retrieved from  Willow, A. (2010). how to successfully fill out a job application. Retrieved from  (2012). A guide to teaching how to correctly fill out a job application. Retrieved from ns.pdf ns.pdf  Robles, V. (2012). is it okay to leave a job off my resume? read more: Is it okay to leave a job off my resume?. Retrieved from leave-job-off-resume_.html REFERENCES


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