Presentation on theme: "The Employment Application. Research shows that 75% of the applications most companies receive are messy, incomplete, completed incorrectly or all of."— Presentation transcript:
Research shows that 75% of the applications most companies receive are messy, incomplete, completed incorrectly or all of these. Those who fall into this category significantly lower their chances of getting a job!
So BE PREPARED! Bring a writing utensil (black pen), paper clip and an extra piece of paper. Current and previous addresses Educational information Work experience Business and machine operation skills
Special certificates, licenses, professional organizations and other business-related documents, honors and achievements. A list of references Copies of your resume (thus the paper clip).
And……. Read carefully, follow directions and write neatly. Use black ink. Do a rough copy/practice copy first. Answer all questions. (N/A) Be as specific as possible in identifying the “position desired.”
Write in “scale” where you are asked for “salary desired.” DO NOT WRITE your social security number on your application. Be positive; do not volunteer negative experiences. Be honest!
Top 8 Common mistakes 1. Misspelled words 2. “Crossed-out” writing 3. Folded or wrinkled form 4. Incomplete or unanswered items 5. Failure to print 6. Incomplete work history 7. Submitted after deadline 8. No signature
Employers look for.. Your ability to follow instructions Your character Your achievements Your ability to hold a job Your thoroughness