The Proper Way to Fill Out Job Application Forms
Large companies can benefit from unemployment by offering part-time jobs and finding good, highly qualified candidates to accept the positions. Part-time employees are a real boon for large companies. Part-time employees don’t have to fill out health insurance forms, they don’t have to worry about vacation leave forms, and they don’t have to worry about the retirement forms they have to fill out to contribute, because most of the time employees don’t get any benefits. They are simply paid for the hours they work. If you are unemployed and need a job, half a loaf of bread is better than nothing, so many people accept part-time and temporary work. Companies know that two part-time workers are often much better than a full-time worker because there are no reimbursable costs for the company to cover for benefits. Part-time employees are much less complicated for large companies.
Finding a job is really difficult right now, the market is competitive and it’s really important to be able to get started. Most companies use some type of form as a job application form. This is the first impression a hiring manager has of a potential employee. Filling out these forms should be taken seriously.
The form submitted must be read carefully. These forms will be part of an employee file and are legally binding. Thus, even if they do not appear to be legal forms, they are and should receive the same consideration as any legal form. Take the time to read the form before filling it out. Typically, these forms are used to gather information, some of the information requested may not be information at hand, so there may be efforts to be made to collect the information. It is important to put the correct information on the forms, the hiring manager will probably check the accuracy of the information.
Cleanliness matters! Remember that the first impression matters a lot with hiring managers, if the application forms are messy or difficult to read, the forms will be discarded and the next set of forms will be reviewed. This means that the work will go to someone else simply because the hiring manager did not want to take the time to decipher the content of the forms. Always use black or blue ink to fill out a business form. Colored inks that are not black or blue look juvenile and should be avoided.
Answer all the questions on the form, don’t leave anything blank. If there is a question that does not apply, simply note the place provided for the answer with NA. Answer all questions honestly, without artifice at all. Telling the slightest lie on a job application form is the fastest way to get disqualified or even fired if the initial lie is only discovered after being hired. Being honest about a job application form is always the betting policy. It is far better not to qualify for one job and move on to the next one than to accept a job and be fired later so as not being able to get the job done.
Make sure all questions are answered, that everything is spelled correctly, and that it looks professional. Edit the form for any grammatical errors or spelling mistakes. Gather all the documentation that is supposed to be submitted with the forms and assemble the package. It is a good idea to list the documents that are submitted on a cover page, and the documents should be placed in the package in the same order as they are listed on the cover page.
Ask someone else, such as a lawyer, to review the form for errors or omissions. Two pairs of eyes are always better than one. A second pair of eyes can indicate whether the information presented is clear and concise. Once everything is complete, send the completed forms and any supporting documents to the hiring manager.