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Completing Effective Job Applications
Always read and follow instructions.
Make application neat and accurate. Don’t do scratch marks. Get a Second Application if needed. Super. Foods Fods Super Thompson 09/12/09 Jacob M Use Black Ink. Other colors are not professional and do not photo copy well.
Find out what jobs are open. Super Foods Thompson 09/12/09 Jacob M Cashier Anything Do not put “anything”, use a job title.
Be specific with a start date. Super Foods Thompson 09/12/09 Jacob Cashier 9/13/09 141 N Main St. Any-town, USA 55555 M N/A Do not leave blank spaces. (555)555 -3333 N/A
Be specific with availability. Cashier 9/13/09 141 N Main St. Any-town, USA 55555 N/A x x x (555)555 -3333 N/A x x x 7 am to 11 pm x x Have alternate transp. x x x Explain transportation options. x x Answer all questions on application.
Be accurate on education levels. x x Mid-state Tech 1/06 5/06 N/A N/A GED, May 2006 Cash Handling course, June 2008 at the Job Center Include any special training you have had. Sun City Jaycees, 2006 - present Being a member of a group can help you get a job!
Know all the data about your previous jobs. Hardees Restaurant Cashi er Employer Address Supervisor or contact name Dates of Employment Salary 142 S. Main St. Any-town, USA 5555 Cheryl 9 months. Nelson x 11/08 x 07/09 6. 75 7. 35
Don’t put down anything negative but be honest. Hardees Restaurant Cashi er Job Boss was a advancement jerk 142 S. Main St. Any-town, USA 5555 Cheryl 9 months. Nelson x 11/08 x 07/09 6. 75 7. 35
Describe your job duties concisely. Hardees Restaurant Cashi Job er for taking andadvancement Responsible filling orders at the drive-thru. Maintained an accurate cash drawer. Was awarded “Most Accurate Cashier” three different months. 142 S. Main St. Any-town, USA 5555 Cheryl 9 months. Nelson x 11/08 x 07/09 6. 75 7. 35 Include any special recognition you received at the job.
Indicate if it is ok to talk to your current and past employer(s). X If you indicate “no”, be prepared to explain the reason in an interview. X
ALWAYS ask before you use someone as a reference. X Beth Johnson Mike Sherman Anna Segal X 148 Main St. Any-town, USA 55555 555/555 -7000 960 N. Sherman Any-town, USA PO Box 74 Sun City, 54824 555/555 -1212 555/555 -1111 Be prepared with both Personal and Work References.
ALWAYS be sure to sign the application! X Beth Johnson Mike Sherman Anna Segal Jacob Thompson X 148 Main St. Any-town, USA 55555 555/555 -7000 960 N. Sherman Any-town, USA PO Box 74 Sun City, 54824 555/555 -1212 555/555 -1111 9/12/09
Additional Points: Bring a pocket dictionary to ensure accurate spelling. Always allow yourself a half hour to complete an application on-site and complete it on-site. Don’t do a marathon grab-and-take approach. Ask for a new application if a mistake was made. An employer is more impressed with a person being concerned about getting it right who is willing to ask for another application.