Lesson 8: Online Job Application

Activity: Online Job Application

Key Considerations

Job applications are used by employers to screen potential employees and to decide which applicant to contact for a job interview. Your application can make the difference in whether you get hired or not. Therefore, there are some important things you should keep in mind as you complete your job application.

If you are completing a paper based application blue or black ink is preferred over red ink or a pencil. Your handwriting should be legible or you risk your application being rejected. A good way to demonstrate to an employer you follow directions is to complete all parts of the application. If a question or section does not apply to you simply put “N/A” which means not applicable. Because your job application is a reflection of you, you should not bend or fold your application, and you will want to review it for spelling and grammar errors. If you make a mistake while completing your application, a small amount of white out is acceptable. However, if you need to correct more than two mistakes, you may want to consider starting over with a blank application.

Complete the job application honestly and accurately. Once you submit your application, you may be called to come in for an interview. The phone number you put on your application should be correct, but most importantly, the message greeting in your voicemail should be updated to reflect a professional young adult. Using your personal data sheet and/or resume while you are completing the job application will make the process more efficient and help ensure you include accurate information.

If you are applying for a job which requires you to submit an online job application, you want to be sure the application is accessible to you. Some employers require applicants to complete the online job application at the place of employment. In this case, you may want to consider taking someone with you who can enter the data into the online job application for you as you provide the information from your personal data sheet or resume. If you are able to access the online job application independently, keep in mind you may be required to complete the application in its entirety once you start the process, so be sure you have allotted time to do so or otherwise you may end up submitting an incomplete application.

Directions

Complete steps 1 through 5 of the job application. Ask a sighted peer to review your application and give you feedback about the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the information on your application.

Step 1 of 5: Personal Information

First name:
Middle initial:
Last name:
Present address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Previous address (if less than 2 years at current address):
City:
State:
Zip:
Primary phone:
Alternate phone:
E-mail address:

Are you age 18 or over? (Yes, No)
Are you legally able to work in the United States? (Yes, No)
Do you have a driver’s license? (Yes, No)
Driver’s license number:
Issuing state:

Have you ever been employed by or applied for employment with this company? (Yes, No)

How did you learn about the company?

Position applied for (1):
Position applied for (2):

What type of work are you seeking? (full-time, part-time, full- or part-time or temporary employment)
Are you willing to work holidays? (Yes, No)
Are you willing to work weekends? (Yes, No)
Date available to start:

Step 2 of 5: Education and Training

High School:
Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Status: (graduated, currently attending)
Has a diploma or equivalent: (Yes, No)
G.P.A.
Honors/Awards:

College / University:
Institution name:
Degree:
Major/area of study:
Country:
State:
G.P.A.:
Honors/Awards:
Status: (graduated, currently attending)

Vocational School:
Institution name:
Degree:
Major/area of study:
Country:
State:
G.P.A.:
Honors/Awards:
Status: (graduated, currently attending)

Professional certificates:
Professional licenses:
Language skills:
Additional skills or abilities, including supervision skills or information regarding the occupation you wish to bring to the employer’s attention:
Types of computers, software, and other equipment you are qualified to operate or repair:
Typing speed per minute:

Step 3 of 5: Volunteer & Military Experience

Volunteer experience:
From (mm/yyyy):
To (mm/yyyy):
Skills acquired:

Volunteer experience:
From (mm/yyyy):
To (mm/yyyy):
Skills acquired:

Have you ever been in the armed forces? (Yes, No)
Branch:
Rank in Military:
Total Years of Service:
Skills/duties acquired:
Related details:

Step 4 of 5: Employment History

Present employer (or most recent):
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Phone:
Position title:
Duties:
Skills used or acquired:
Starting salary:
Final salary:
From (mm/yyyy):
To (mm/yyyy):
Name of immediate supervisor:
Job title:
May we contact this employer: (Yes, No)
Reason for leaving:

Step 5 of 5: References

List two references other than relatives or previous employers.

Name:
Title:
Company:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Telephone:
Relation:
Years known:

Name:
Title:
Company:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Telephone:
Relation:
Years known:

Have you ever been convicted of a crime? (Yes, No)
If yes, explain number of conviction(s), nature of offense(s) leading to conviction(s), how recently such offense(s) was/were committed, sentence(s) imposed, and types of rehabilitation:
Have you ever been convicted of a felony which has not been annulled or sealed by a court? (Yes, No)
If yes, please explain.

Acknowledgement:

NOTICE:

I affirm that all information in this application is true and complete. Any misrepresentation, false statement, or omission of facts called for shall be grounds for refusal of employment or if hired, dismissal from employment. I understand that any violation of company rules, policies, standards, and/or procedures shall be grounds for dismissal. I agree to conform to the rules, policies, standards, and regulations for the place of employment for which I am applying.

If necessary for employment, you may be required to: supply your birth certificate or other proof of authorization to work in the United States, have a drug test, or to sign a conflict of interest agreement and abide by its terms.

ALL EMPLOYEES WILL BE ASKED TO VERIFY EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK.

DATE:

I ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO THE TERMS OUTLINED IN THE NOTICE. (YES, NO)

I ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BY TYPING MY NAME IN THE SPACE BELOW AND SUBMITTING THIS EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION I AM SIGNING THIS EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION AS IF ACTUALLY SIGNED IN WRITING.

Signature:

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