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How do you fill out an employee application form?

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When completing an application for employment, read and follow all directions, provide accurate information about your educational and employment background, submit neat and legible answers, and answer all questions honestly. View the application as an opportunity to showcase your attention to detail and ability to follow directions.

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When completing any job application, always read the directions carefully, and provide the information requested. This requires paying attention to the details, so if you are asked to provide information about your last four job positions held, do not provide details for three or five positions.

In a similar manner, provide accurate information, especially regarding your work history and education. Answer accurately when asked for dates of employment, names of supervisors, addresses and contact information. Ensure that you provide correct information about your previous job titles, responsibilities and academic credentials.

Whether you complete employment application online or on paper, always provide neat, clearly written responses. Remember, to a potential employer, your application's neatness, tidiness and legibility of speak volumes about your potential as an employee.

Likewise, answer all questions honestly to the best of your ability. Be truthful when answering questions about your work experience, abilities, credentials and legal history. While the temptation to exaggerate accomplishments or hide an embarrassing episode may be strong, any untruths you report may come out later and work against your chances for success. Truthful answers establish credibility with your potential employer.

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