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How to Apply for Jobs
What You Need to Apply
To apply for a job online and to complete online job applications, you'll need Internet access, an email address to use for job searching, an up-to-date resume, a cover letter for some jobs, your employment history, and your availability to work if you're applying for a part-time job.Also, as part of the job application process, you may need to take an online employment test and be prepared to provide employment references.
Get Your Resume Ready
Before you start looking for jobs and completing online job applications, you'll need an updated version of your resume ready to upload. You may also need a cover letter to apply for some jobs.Make sure your resume includes your current contact information and work history. Save your resume as yournameresume.doc, rather than with a generic file name like "resume."
Know Your Employment History
Have the details of your employment history ready. Online application systems typically ask for the same information as paper job applications, including your contact information, educational background, and employment history including job titles, starting and ending dates of employment, and salary for each position.You may need the full address of your previous employers, along with the phone number of the company and your supervisor's name.
Review Sample Job Application Forms
ownload a sample job application form and complete it before you start your online applications. Print and fill it out, so you know exactly what information you will need to enter when you apply for jobs online. Use the completed sample job application as a guide when you're completing your job applications.