Presentation on theme: "Completing a Job Application. How Important is the Application? You are making your first impression! It screens you out or in! Creates the tone for the."— Presentation transcript:
How Important is the Application? You are making your first impression! It screens you out or in! Creates the tone for the interview!
You Will Need: A black erasable ink pen Phone numbers/addresses Previous experience & dates
Tips For a Good Application Read the entire application Follow directions Print neatly (blue or black ink) Complete every blank; use n/a (not applicable) if necessary Give accurate information
More Tips Job Gaps Make your answers short, simple, and truthful regarding any gaps in employment Some examples Managing and maintaining a household Attending School Providing child care Experience Be creative! List everything that might demonstrate your skills! Be sure to include any volunteer work with the organization’s name and the type of work done
More Tips Salary Requirements Either give a range or respond “negotiable” or “open” Reasons for leaving past jobs References Be sure to get them from previous employers, teachers/professors, and superiors (no relatives) Be sure to get them from previous employers, teachers/professors, and superiors (no relatives) They need to address how long they have known you, the quality of your work or participation, dedication, skills, and work habits Ask their permission Ask their permission Give them a copy of your resume Give them a copy of your resume
More Tips…. Keep your application form neat and clean Check your spelling Sign the job application form Check over your completed form
Important Your application is the first sample of your work that employers will see! Sell yourself by describing an interesting, enthusiastic worker!