Job applications are an important part of your job search. Application forms are designed to help employers quickly review information about candidates and see if they are qualified for the job. Just as with your resume, you want to do a good job completing your applications. Both the resume and the application are important parts of your job search. They are similar in some ways, but also have some differences.

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The application form gives potential employers information about candidates. The information in the application can help them find the right person for a job. Employers carefully read application forms. An application form that is completed poorly is one of the most common reasons candidates do not get an interview. That is why filling out an application successfully can make or break your chance of getting a job. This series will help you prepare to fill out an application.

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This series on job applications will cover the following areas:

  1. Application Overview

  2. Getting an Application

  3. Filling out the Application  

  4. References

  5. Completing the Application Process

This is the beginning of our series on Job Applications. So, stay tuned to future posts in this series for tips on filling out your applications. 

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