Companies often provide online job applications to potential candidates on their websites. These applications are typically available on their careers webpage. Employers may also request a copy of an applicant's resume.
Different job search sites, such as Indeed, Monster and CareerBuilder, provide job seekers with descriptive overviews of open positions. They generally include a link for the applicant to apply for a specific job conveniently on the job search site or a link to connect directly to the company.
Many companies require applicants to fill out a personal profile to keep track of information. This information includes a job seeker's name, address, professional experiences, licenses and certifications and other voluntary demographics data.
Although applicants may upload or copy/paste their resumes to a career portal on a company's site, some companies still require an individual to completely fill out their job history on an application. These required fields are often noted with a highlighted asterisk.
Another convenience that some company's provide is the ability to save an application and return to it at a later date. Individuals who want to start an application but need to return to it are often able to save their initial drafts and log back in at a more convenient time.