The purpose of this article is twofold. By providing an example of a job application, employers can use the document provided as a guide. In the same way, anyone that's never completed a form before can gain a better understanding of the information asked on an application.
We've already thoroughly covered the topic of completing a document in our article: Filling Out Job Applications. There we explain why employers use applications to assemble information on job candidates, as well as the types of information that are gathered using these forms. That article also provides several helpful hints on filling out an application.
A brief summary of this information appears below:
To help visualize exactly what this document might look like, we've put together a sample job application form. As is the case with all of the documents appearing on this website, this generic form can be downloaded for free. The example is in a Word format that is a fully functional and printable form that has been modeled after real world applications.
It's also quite detailed; our application asks the job applicant to supply some nineteen different types of information including:
A lot of the information required to fill out a job application can be taken directly from a resume. No one has ever been penalized for coming prepared, and that includes pulling out a resume to help complete the application.
The example provided is really designed with the job applicant in mind. Anyone planning to model their company's application after this example should ensure it's being customized to suit their company's needs. That means making sure those customizations are aligned with any applicable laws in the state(s) where the company conducts business.
To save space, we've only included two sections for the candidate to describe prior work experience. Typically, a job application will include four or more prior work experience sections.
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