Student Guide: How to Fill Out a Job Application


Many jobs require applicants to fill job applications instead of submitting a resume. However, a job application often contains the information that can be found on a resume.

You should have the information that you need to fill out an application at hand in an organized fashion so that it is easy to find.

A job application will require a great deal of information that must be filled out in order to be considered for a job, but the bulk of an application is narrowed down to these sections:

Personal Information: Information about yourself: Name, address, city state, zip, phone numbers.

Education: Listing of your educational background: High school, college, and/or trade school.

Employment History: History of previous jobs, dates worked, duties and responsibilities, and reasons for leaving.

References: Names and phone numbers of people who can attest as to your job skills.

Certifications/Related Skills: List of type of certifications and skills pertinent to the job you are applying for.

Make sure to fill in your information correctly. Do not assume because you are filling your own information that you are not liable to make mistakes. Once you have finished filling out your application. Go over it so that the information that has been written is correct.


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