Presentation on theme: "Application Forms. What is an application form? Document used to: Keep track of everyone that applies for a job. Compare qualifications and screen people."— Presentation transcript:
What is an application form? Document used to: Keep track of everyone that applies for a job. Compare qualifications and screen people out. Yes or No pile: Follows instructions Accurate and neat Qualified for the position Why is an application form so important? First impression, without face-to-face contact Along with your resume, determines whether you get an interview
Filling out the form ASAP At location (electronic or paper) Dress to impress (in case of an immediate interview) Fast results Get a feel for the place and people Serious, eager, and responsible Won’t risk losing, washing, or forgetting it. (paper form) How? Read the instructions completely!!! Bring two black or blue pens (paper form) Create a master application form Copies of your resume Where? Somewhere out of the way of customer interaction.
How to correctly fill out your application form Identify the specific position for which you are applying. Answer honestly Answer completely Every question that applies to you. If you do not know the answer… find out! Write N/A (not applicable) if the question actually does not apply to you. Do NOT abbreviate uncommon words. Sign the application (if requested) Proofread Fill out the comment section, if available, Explain why you have chosen to apply at that business. Be detailed and specific. Bilingual, skills, certifications, software knowledge, etc…
References Unbiased people who will speak positively of your skills, abilities, character, work ethic, etc. Do Not use family members or friends!! Always ask permission BEFORE you list someone as a reference. Best options: Teachers, counselors, past employers, etc… Think: adult, employed, nice comments Work Experience Companies you have worked for in the past. Dates, duties, contact, etc… Volunteer work Should have all of the same info, with the exception of salary. Examples of skill building: Lawn Care (mowing) Babysitting Cooking (dinner for fam.) Cleaning (chores) Tutoring
Fill out the provided general application form. Due Monday. You are required to fill in ALL areas of the form. You are only given ONE form… read before marking. If you make a mistake, draw a single line through it and correct. FAQs ALL info must be REAL… with exception of work experience, if needed. If you don’t know the info… look it up before you turn it in on Monday!! 10 points off for not using a blue/black pen. Previous Experience: Dates: Month/Year format. If you are still working there put the end date as: current or present Reason for leaving: seasonal, position eliminated, schedule conflict, moved, KEEP POSITIVE If you have NOT had a REAL JOB or VOLUNTEER experience: Use the Pro. Comm. Classifieds, taped to the side board. Pick 2 jobs that you are NOT applying for to use as previous job experience. Make up the dates and contact email. Education: Year began high school-present (2010-present) Graduated: Expected year (exp. 2014) References: ASK before listing! Use professional contact information, not personal.