Use the sample job application in Adobe PDF (.pdf) to apply for any type of job for retail, office, industrial for companies or institutions. Much like a resume, a person may want to fill the application out on his or her computer and print for handing out to employers.
How to Apply for a Job
Step 1 – What Do You Want to Do? – What is it that you are passionate about or would like to do at your next job? Or is there a company that you would specifically like to work for and it does not matter what you would have to do to work for them? These questions will help when writing your job application to be used in the next step.
Step 2 – Fill in the Application – What employers look for;
- Availability – When completing the application it is best to make yourself look as available as possible when filling in your hours. An employer will usually want someone who will have to handle the toughest hours at first and be ready to come in at a moment’s notice if there is someone that does not show up.
- References – Be sure to choose the most reachable people when filling in this field. It may be good to have people that can speak well on your behalf but it does you no good if he or she is unavailable.
- Previous Employers – It is good to write down the previous jobs that you have had that closely resemble the one you are looking for. For example, it does you no good to say that you were a barista at Starbucks if you are seeking a position for a legal secretary.
Step 3 – Look for a Position From Home – If you are seeking a particular position and it does not matter what the company it is, you should look in your local newspaper and on the following websites;
There should be many employers available on the above listed sources that will state exactly what they are looking for in an employee as well as hours per week and what type of work is expected.
Step 4 – Walk-in and Ask – An traditional method is to walk into the establishment that you are seeking a position and ask to speak to the manager or person in charge of hiring. It is best to dress appropriately and you may have to wait as you are coming in unexpected but is a great way to find out what the exact positions are available. The employer will usually accept your application and contact you if you have the qualifications for the job.