You may not believe this, but the job application helps employers make decisions about you.
Do not blow off the job application. It is an important step in the job search process that should not be ignored.
2. Fill out the form completely. If you are missing information such as names and contact information for references, take the form home and bring it back.
3. Pay attention to dates and places. Most job applications require that job seekers list everything in reverse chronological order.
4. Use the word “negotiable” or the abbreviation ‘neg” on the application where salary information is required.
5. Some applications will ask for a writing sample. Prepare a draft on another sheet of paper, before writing directly on the job application.
6. If using an online job application kiosk or creating a job board profile, where a number is required in the “salary desired area”, do the salary research first. Don’t guess.
7. Visit your HBCU Career Center for help if you do not understand a specific question. Many career centers will work with you to complete a sample application.