The best way to handle annoying job applications is to be ready!

Most of the time you will be asked to fill out a job application when you’re interviewing for any position. Even if they have your resume! A lot of people make the mistake of writing “read resume” across the application. Although temping, this is a mistake!

Believe it or not, a company will judge you on the way you fill out a job application, so be ready! You should have all the information you need. The exact dates of employment, personal references with the correct phone numbers and addresses, and salary information. Yes, salary information is typically on job applications and you will have to put something down for the salary “wanted” or “expecting”. The best answer to this question is “open”.

Once you gather all of the information needed, go to one of those office warehouses and get a job application. Carry one with you that is filled out with all of the information on it. That way when you go to an interview you will have all of the information you need with you. Most of the forms you can buy are very similar to any company’s you will encounter. Most small businesses buy their forms from these same office warehouses.

Now you’re ready! Just copy your information, with your best penmanship, onto their form and you’re done! This tip will save you a lot of time and aggravation. I hope this helps.

Good luck to you!

Mike Palumbo