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Documents Needed to Apply for Jobs

By December 9, 2013

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Job ApplicationSupporting documents are the documents that may be required by employers when applying for a job. Supporting documents for a job application may include a resume, a cover letter, your transcript, a writing sample, portfolios, certifications, a reference list, letters of recommendation, employment certificate, and other supporting documentation as specified in the job posting.

Required documents vary by type of job. Before you start applying check out some job postings in your field to get an idea of what you'll need to apply.  Then gather the documents together before you start applying. You'll probably need to have scanned copies that you can email or upload with your resume and cover letter. This way, you'll have everything you need to apply ready to go.

When applying for jobs, be sure to upload or send all the requested supporting documents in the format requested in the job listing.

If the company requests that supporting documentation be brought to the interview, bring a photocopy of each of the requested documents with you for the hiring manager.

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