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List of Questions Asked on a Job Application

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List of Questions Asked on a Job Application

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Job applications take many different forms and include a variety of questions or requests for information. It's a good idea to review a list of the questions you'll be asked on a job application before you start applying for jobs. That way you can gather all the information you need to complete the application prior putting in your applications.

Here is a list of some of the types of information which you may be asked to supply, though not all of this information will be needed for each application. Employment applications vary, depending on the employer and the type of job for which you are applying.

List of Questions Asked on a Job Application

  • Name, address, telephone number, email
  • Desired job
  • Desired salary
  • Previous jobs including titles, duties, employers, locations and dates of employment
  • Salary history (present salary and salary at previous jobs)
  • Names of previous supervisors
  • Permission we contact your current employer
  • Reasons for leaving prior jobs
  • Educational background including majors, degrees, schools, locations and dates of attendance/graduation, GPA, Honors/Awards
  • Military experience
  • Volunteer work
  • Specific skills related to the job (may be a checklist)
  • Essay with topics like why are you interested in or qualified for the job
  • Hobbies/Interests
  • How you learned about the vacancy
  • Employees you know
  • References (typically three references with contact information)
  • Licenses/Certifications
  • Whether you have access to an automobile to use for work
  • Driving record
  • Whether you have authorization to work in the US
  • Times and days available to work
  • Social Security Number (only legal in some states, you may want to say "will furnish prior to offer for employment" or "uncomfortable listing SSN, please contact me to discuss")
  • Have you been convicted of a crime and, if so, what and when (only legal in some states)
  • Certification that all the information you have supplied is accurate

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