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Job application information including how to apply for a job, completing employment applications, online job applications, and tips for applying via email and online. Includes samples and templates.
  1. How to Apply for a Job (40)
  2. In-Person Job Applications (7)
  3. Employment Application Forms (11)
  4. Employment Tests
  5. Job Application Cover Letters (31)
  6. Job Application Follow Up (6)
  7. Job Application Samples (9)
  8. Job Application Tips (25)
  9. Job Listing Information (15)
  10. Online Job Applications (9)

Job Application Guide
Step by step guide to apply for a job, including how to apply for a job online, how to fill out a job application, how to write job application letters, and tips and advice for applying for jobs.

How to Apply for Jobs
Information on the best ways to apply for jobs, where to look for jobs, how to apply for jobs, and the best sites to use to job search.

How to Apply for Jobs Online
Advice and tips for applying for jobs online, including online job applications, uploading a resume, online employment tests, and what you need to apply for a job online.

Job Application Mistakes to Avoid
A mistake in your job application can cost you an interview. Here are some of the most common mistakes applicants make on employment applications and how to avoid them.

How to Ask for a Job Application
How to ask for a job application when you're applying for jobs in person. Includes what to wear, what to bring and what to say.

Email Job Applications
When you are using email to apply for jobs, it's important that all your communications are as professional as they would be if you were mailing a paper resume and cover letter.

Government Job Applications
How to apply for a government job, including the Optional Application for Federal Employment.

In Person Job Applications
Many companies, especially retail and hospitality employers, expect applicants to apply in person. It's not as complicated as applying online, but, you will need to be prepared to apply and interview on the spot.

Online Job Applications
There are hundreds of sites where you can post your resume online and complete an online job application.

Job Application Guide
Job application guide including how to complete a job application, paper job applications, job site and company website applications. Also free job application samples, examples and forms.

Questions About Criminal Records on Job Applications
Information on Ban the Box legislation, which prohibit questions about criminal records on job applications.

Reapplying for a Job After a Merger or Restructuring
When companies merge or restructure, they may require employees to reapply for employment. Here's how to reapply for your job or apply for a new job with your company.

Job Application Process
Step by step guide to the job application process including applying for jobs, pre-employment screening and testing, interviewing and the hiring process.

Reapplying for a Job When You Have Been Rejected
Can you reapply for a job when you have been rejected or haven't heard back from a company? Here's when it makes sense to put in another application, along with tips for reapplying for a job after a rejection.

Job Application Tips
Most employers require applicants to complete a job application, even if they submit a resume and cover letter. Employers use job applications to ensure that they have consistent information for all candidates. Review these job applications tips to be sure you're prepared to complete a job application.

Do Companies Have to Notify Job Applicants?
Information on when and how companies have to notify applicants who have applied for jobs.

List of Questions Asked on a Job Application
List of questions asked on a job application.

Job Application Tips for Teenagers
Job application tips for teenagers applying for part-time after school jobs or summer jobs.

Listing Reasons for Leaving on a Job Application
Tips for listing the reasons you left your prior jobs on an employment application.

Spanish Job Applications
Some US employers, including Walmart, Marriott, Home Depot, and others provide job applications in Spanish and encourage bilingual applicants to apply. Here are tips for finding and completing Spanish job applications.

How to Write a Job Application Letter
A job application letter, also known as a cover letter, should be sent or uploaded with your resume when applying for jobs. The job application letters you send explain to the employer why you are qualified for the position and why you should be selected for an interview.

Information Required to Complete a Job Application
When you complete a job application, regardless of whether it is a paper application or an online job application, there is information you will need to provide in order to complete the job application and submit your application for employment. Here's the information required to complete a job application.

Search Committees
Information on higher education search committees used to hire faculty and administrative staff at colleges and universities, including the responsibilities of the committee and the search process.

Supporting Documentation For a Job Application
Supporting documents are the documents that may be be required when applying for a job.

Writing Samples
Information on writing samples for job applications and interviews, including what to use, what to do when you don't yet have a sample, and what to bring to a job interview.

Job Application
A job application is an application for employment used by companies to hire employees.

Applicant Tracking Systems
Applicant tracking systems are used by many employers to process job applications and to manage the hiring process. Applicant tracking systems provide an automated way for companies to manage the entire recruiting process, from receiving applications to hiring employees.

Steps in the Hiring Process
Information on the steps involved in the hiring process including applying for jobs, interviewing, employment testing, background checks, and job offers.

Employment Application
An employment application is a form (either paper or online) that candidates for employment complete to be considered for a job.

Wal-Mart Job Application
Information on Wal-Mart's online job application and pre-employment assessment test which is used to determine your suitability for employment at Wal-Mart.

Online Employment Applications vs. Resume
There is a school of thought that says it is better to send a paper resume and cover letter than to submit an employment application online or via email. The logic is that your application materials will make a better impression if they actually arrive on a person's desk. Here's why that doesn't always make sense.

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