Completing Effective Job Applications Always read and follow

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Completing Effective Job Applications

Completing Effective Job Applications

Always read and follow instructions.

Always read and follow instructions.

Make application neat and accurate. Don’t do scratch marks. Get a Second Application if

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 Cashier 09/12/09 Jacob M Anything

Find out what jobs are open. Super Foods Thompson Cashier 09/12/09 Jacob M 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

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

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,

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 Cashier Restaurant Employer Address Supervisor

Know all the data about your previous jobs. Hardees Cashier Restaurant Employer Address Supervisor or contact name Dates of Employment Salary 142 S. Main St. Any-town, USA 5555 Cheryl Nelson 9 months x 11/08 x 07/09 6. 75 7. 35

Don’t put down anything negative but be honest. Hardees Cashier Restaurant Job Boss advancement

Don’t put down anything negative but be honest. Hardees Cashier Restaurant Job Boss advancement was a jerk 142 S. Main St. Any-town, USA 5555 Cheryl Nelson 9 months x 11/08 x 07/09 6. 75 7. 35

Describe your job duties concisely. Hardees Cashier Restaurant Job advancement Responsible for taking and

Describe your job duties concisely. Hardees Cashier Restaurant Job advancement Responsible for taking and 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 Nelson 9 months 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

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

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

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

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.