Sample Employment Application Forms

Sample Employment Application Forms to Download, Print and Practice

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Review sample employment application forms, then download a copy, print and fill it out so you know what information you need to have ready to apply for jobs. These sample jobs applications will give you an idea of the information you will need to complete when you fill out an application for employment.

A job application is a tool that allows potential employers to learn more about your work experience, skills and certifications, background, education and more.

Because employers will use the application to assess your qualifications—and compare you to other applicants—it's important to make a good impression. You can start by organizing your information in advance, so you know you have everything you need.

Organizing Your Information

One way to organize the information you need to fill out a job application -- whether online or on a hard copy -- is to write it down or type it up. Just be sure to keep it in one place, in a notebook or on your computer, for example. Storing your information in Microsoft Word or in a Google document can be a tremendous timesaver.

There's a good chance a hiring manager will conduct a background check on you during the application process to make sure you're telling the truth about your history, so be sure to keep very accurate records.

There is a lot of information you need to gather before filling out a job application, from personal information and education to work history.

 Most people can't remember every detail about their former employers (for example, the exact address), particularly if it was more than a few years ago. Even if you have all of your information in order, you might want to take this opportunity to double-check it for accuracy. You can find this information on the Internet or directly from your former employer.

Personal Information Required for a Job Application

  • Name
  • Address, city, state, zip code
  • Phone number
  • Email Address
  • Social security number
  • Are you eligible to work in the United States?
  • If you are under age eighteen, do you have an employment certificate?
  • Have you been convicted of a felony within the last five years? (information about convictions varies based on state law)

Education and Experience Needed on a Job Application

  • School(s) attended, degrees, graduation date
  • Certifications
  • Skills and qualifications

Employment History Required

  • Employer
  • Address, phone, email
  • Supervisor
  • Job title and responsibilities
  • Salary
  • Starting and ending dates of employment
  • Reason for leaving
  • Permission to contact previous employer


  • Name
  • Job title
  • Company
  • Address, phone, email

Sample Employment Application Forms

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