An application for employment, job application, or application form (often simply called an application) is a form
A form is a document with spaces in which to write or select, for a series of documents with similar contents. The documents usually have the printed parts in common, possibly except for a serial number...
or collection of forms that an individual seeking employment
Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. An employee may be defined as:- Employee :...
, called an applicant, must fill out as part of the process of informing an employer of the applicant's availability and desire to be employed, and persuading the employer to offer the applicant employment.
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Applications usually ask the applicant at the minimum for your name, phone number, and address. In addition to this applications also ask for previous employment information, educational background, emergency contacts, references, as well as any special skills the applicant might have.
The three categories application blanks are very useful for discovering are; physical characteristics, experience, and socio-environmental factors.
If the company has a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) to ask regarding a physical condition, they may ask questions about it. Such as:
The job requires a lot of physical labor. Do you have any physical problems that may interfere with this job?
Experience requirements can be separated into two groups on an application, work experience and educational background. Educational background is important to companies because by evaluating applicants’ performance in school tells them what their personality is like as well as their intelligence. Work experience is important to companies because it will inform the company if the applicant meets their requirements. Companies are usually interested when applicants were unemployed and when/why the applicant left their previous job.
Companies are interested in the applicant’s socio-environment because it can inform them of their personality, interest, and qualities. If they are extremely active within an organization, that may demonstrate their ability to communicate well with others. Being in management may demonstrate their leadership ability as well as their determination and so on.