Some job adverts will ask you to fill in an application form. You may need to contact the employer to get a copy of the application form.

Here are some tips on filling in application forms:

  • Always check the instructions for filling in the application form – for example: whether you have to write in capitals or fill in the form in black ink only
  • Check that all spelling is correct, especially the name of the company.
  • Prepare a draft of the application form and then transfer the information to the actual form – if you’re filling it in by hand
  • Read over the job advert again and make sure the information you include on the form is relevant
  • Answer all questions and fill in all the boxes
  • If there are gaps in your employment history say what you were doing during that time – for example:
    • bringing up your children or working as a volunteer for a charity
  • Include skills that you have developed outside work
  • Ask a friend or relative to check your application form before you send it

For more information or support in filling in a job application form please contact Connexions Dudley on 01384 811400.