Because résumés aren’t standardized and may not provide all the information needed to screen applicants fairly and effectively, most organizations ask candidates to fill out a job application. Make sure yours is easy to understand and provides simple instructions.
Ask an employment law attorney to review all your application forms to ensure they meet federal, state and local requirements. Don’t ask for information that could be considered illegal.
Most applications will include:
- General personal data, including name, address, phone number and Social Security number.
- Educational and professional experience, including schools attended and degrees earned, employment history and names of supervisors. You may also want to include a blank page to allow applicants to expand on their professional experience or educational background.
- List of professional references.
- An area marked “for administrative use only” where you can recor...(register to read more)