How you answer questions on a job application can help get you a job interview.
The most important thing to do when filling out job applications is to be honest.
It is also important not to give too many details about your offense and conviction. Employers want to know what is on your record, but don't need the details surrounding the incident(s).
Keep your responses to-the-point for a better chance of getting an interview. Then you can explain the situation face-to-face.
Most employers require job applications as a screening tool. They use them to determine if an individual has the skills to do the job.
Often employers require candidates to complete the job application the company website, using a job search website, or using a computer station at their location. This can be tricky for someone not used to filling out forms on a computer. Sometime you have a limited time to complete the online application.
Use this practice online job application form to help you get comfortable with the process.
When going to a company to fill out an application in person, keep these in mind:
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