SRS When you go apply for a job...

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  1. m4m4 l0n9

    m4m4 l0n9 Well-Known Member

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    Do you fill out the application in person, or do you take the application with you home or in car, fill it out, and return it?

    I think I know why I might not be having much success at getting jobs, because I always take the application home with me because I don't have my information on me. :uh:

    So what I'm asking here is, is it better to fill out in person? Logically that does make sense, because it shows you are serious and that you want the job now, but I don't know. I'm probably overthinking all this and should just apply in person and bring the information with me when I do. That makes sense.
     
  2. Toasty

    Toasty Naked people have little or no influence on societ

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    hmm...never felt it made any difference. for my last company we used to give applicants the choice. It didn't make a difference for us either way.
     
  3. PuppyCat

    PuppyCat O.T. Mom

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    Personally, when you go looking for a job, go armed with your C.V., fill out the application there and attach a copy of your C.V. to the application. If you handwriting is cruddy, print on the application "Refer to Attached C.V." A well-written and error-free is one of the best tools one can have to gain meaningful employment.
     
  4. Cerridwen

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    What is a C.V.?
     
  5. Toasty

    Toasty Naked people have little or no influence on societ

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    [FONT=Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]Curriculum Vitae

    To be honest with you...I have a hard time distinguishing it from a resume.
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  6. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    Make a personal approuch. You really don't want e-mail,telephone,internet,fax as its not going to get you a job, you need to be substantial and talk to someone face to face. Bring your C.V along with you. Or let a job agency do the searching for you. Its really not about getting a job or not but more about perseverance that you keep on searching even if you get turned down.
     
  7. Kirbys Autumn

    Kirbys Autumn Mrs. Kirby McSpic

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    The only job I've ever had (which is the one I've been currently at for a year now) I filled out the application in person. I think it shows your more serious about the job and that you're prepared and organized.
     
  8. tamiyaDrifter

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    Hasn't made any difference for me. Either way, you're going to approach someone and hand them the application form. Doesn't matter if it's been done at home or on the spot.
     
  9. bitetobreakskinn

    bitetobreakskinn Blinky the Christmas Ghost

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    I've always filled out the apps in person, and then asked to talk to a manager to hand it in, as opposed to another employee.

    Also, what information don't you know, that you have to take the applications home? You should know by now what you always don't have with you, and start taking it with you.
     
  10. Create

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    If you don't make an impression when you're face-to-face chances are you aren't getting the job.
     

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