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JOB APPLICATION DOS AND DON ’ TS. Patricia Crawford WBL Coordinator. FILLING OUT APPLICATIONS PRETEST. Is it ok to leave blank spaces on a job application? Should you use white-out on a job application? Is a necessity to request a specific salary.
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JOB APPLICATION DOS AND DON’TS

Patricia Crawford

WBL Coordinator

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FILLING OUT APPLICATIONS PRETEST

  • Is it ok to leave blank spaces on a job application?

  • Should you use white-out on a job application?

  • Is a necessity to request a specific salary.

  • Does information have to be consistent with your resume?

  • If unsure of an answer, it is ok to be vague?

  • Is it cheating if you proofread with a partner?

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ARRIVE PREPARED WITH WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Resume, social security card, driver’s license, etc.

  • Names & addresses of previous employers, as well as starting dates & salary information

  • Names, addresses & phone number of references

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ARRIVE PREPARED WITH WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Black pens (have extras)

  • Pocket Dictionary

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READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

  • Review the entire application before you begin

  • Be sure to write your answers on the correct lines and in the right spaces

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COMPLETE THE APPLICATION THOROUGHLY & NEATLY

  • Print clearly – do not be in a rush

  • Think about your answers before you write them in

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COMPLETE THE APPLICATION ASTHOROUGHLY & NEATLY AS POSSIBLE

  • Don’t indicate specific salary requirements

  • Keep your information consistent with your resume

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ANSWER TRUTHFULLY, BUT DON’T PROVIDE NEGATIVE INFORMATION

  • Turn “negatives” into “positives” (such as “job ended” instead of “got fired”)

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DON’T

  • DON'T leave blank spaces.

  • DON'T be unclear. If the question calls for a specific answer, don't try to dodge it by being vague

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DON’T

  • DON'T use correction fluid. If you type your application, use a correctable typewriter or liftoff strips to correct mistakes. Better yet, fill out your application online

  • DON'T write in script.

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DO

  • DO make copies of applications, and practice filling one out before you complete the original

  • DO type or neatly print your answers, and then proofread the applications and essays several times for accuracy. Also ask someone else to proofread with you

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DO

  • DO make sure that everything that is supposed to be included is enclosed

  • DO fill out your own applications. Type the information yourself to avoid crucial mistakes

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DO

  • DO start with the simple applications and then progress to the more complex ones

  • DO describe how you can make a contribution to the companies to which you apply

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ONE FINAL THING:

  • If using a computer, be sure to use spell check

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ANY QUESTIONS

  • Contact:

  • Patricia Crawford

  • WBL Coordinator

  • OCM BOCES

  • 758-1111

  • pcrawfor@cnyric.org

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POST TEST

  • What items would you bring with you when filling out a job application?

  • Can you use white-out on a job application?

  • Is it wise to have some one other than yourself look over an application?

  • Should you make a copy of applications that you fill out?

  • Is it common to skip filling out an application and say - see attached resume?

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Assignment

  • I will be handing out an application for you to practice with –

  • Please fill it out and return it to me in tomorrow’s class.

  • This application will be used as model for when you fill out a resume for a future job.


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