So you’ve spotted the specific job you want. Next step would be filling up an application form that usually causes a lot of us to blank out at the sight of it. Fret not if this often happens to you. These tips below will definitely help you a great deal!
Social Security Number
If you have one, write it in this blank. If not, you have to find out how to get one.
Present Address and Permanent Address
These two addresses would be the same if you intend to live at home while you are working. However, if you are living at a private high school or college at this time when you are working, put your school address for present address and your home address for permanent address.
State “minimum wage” unless you know that your experience and skills warrant more pay. In other words, put down the amount you feel that you deserve.
May We Contact Your Employer?
Write “No” if you are currently employed and do not wish to let your boss know that you are looking elsewhere for a job. If it’s okay, put “yes.”
There’s no need for you to put anything under this heading for grammar school. You just have to mention a few classes that you have attended in high school and college that are relevant to the job that you are currently applying for.
Grade Point Average
You don’t have to state your GPA for grammar school. Instead, put it down for high school and college, even if it’s not a 4.0.
Subjects of Special Study or Research Work
This is a great section as you can write down any of your extracurricular activities that support your job objectives.
This is definitely a good chance for you to talk about any non-school classes that you’ve taken before. Make sure that you only write those that will make you qualify for the job.
Here’s another opportunity to show your employer that you are ready for this job. Write down any volunteer, sport and other activities you do that is relevant to this job.
This is pretty easy and straightforward. If you have never had a paid job before, leave this section blank. If not, fill this space even if you are employed for odd jobs.
State how much you are paid per hour for your previous jobs.
Reason for Leaving
If you left your job on good terms, say either “End of summer vacation,” “End of assignment,” or “Wanted to broaden my experience with another job.” However, if you were fired from your previous job, frame it in a positive light and explain what happened. Some good words would be, “Not a good fit,” “Agreed to move on,” and “Left by mutual agreement.” Don’t ever use words like “Hated my boss,” or “Got fired.”
This is a very important part of the application. Therefore, remember to write something here!
The above are some of the parts found in an application form. Follow them well and avoid things that you shouldn’t be putting down in it. Good luck!