Sample Job Application to Print

For many job positions, both hourly and salaried, you will need to fill out an application. Applications are either online forms or printed out forms that you need to fill out in person, writing by hand. Applications will ask for basic information about you: your contact information, details about previous employers, and what hours and days you are available to work.

You may need to fill out an application just before a job interview or it may be required as part of the application process, with you filling it out when you submit your resume and cover letter.

Whatever the timing, it's a good idea to get practice filling it out. That way, if you have to complete an application on the spot, you'll be prepared with all the relevant information.

Job Application Information:

Here are a few tips for filling out a job application form:

  • Put your best foot forward: If you are filling it out by hand, use your best handwriting. This may seem like obvious advice, but if it's hard for a hiring manager to read your handwriting, it may make them inclined to pass over your application. Check for typos before turning it in, whether the application is a hard copy or electronic.
  • Plan ahead: Applications will typically ask for details (including names, addresses, and phone numbers) relating to your education and prior employers. Jot this information down on a piece of paper, or store it on your phone for easy access.
  • When in doubt, leave it blank: That said, if you happen to not have any information available that the form requests, it's best to leave the section blank, or write in that you do not have details available and will follow up.

    For more tips on how to fill out the application, consult this Job Application Guide, which offers tips based on whether you are filling out an application in person or at home, as well as common mistakes to avoid, and sample filled in applications,.

    Practice filling out this printable job application form (click on File Print in your browser to print out a copy for yourself) and use it practice completing job applications.

    Sample Printable Job Application Form
     

    PERSONAL INFORMATION:

    First Name _____________________________

    Middle Name ___________________________

    Last Name _____________________________

    Street Address

    _______________________________________________________

    City, State, Zip Code

    _______________________________________________________

    Phone Number

    (___)______________________________

    Are you eligible to work in the United States?

    Yes _______ No_______

    If you are under age 18, do you have an employment/age certificate?

    Yes ___ No ___

    Have you been convicted of a felony within the last five years?

    Yes_______ No_______

    If yes, please explain: _________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________

    POSITION/AVAILABILITY:

    Position Applied For

    ________________________________________

    Days/Hours Available

    Monday ____
    Tuesday ____
    Wednesday ____
    Thursday ____
    Friday ____
    Saturday ____
    Sunday ____

    Hours Available: from _______ to ______

    What date are you available to start work?

    ________________________________________

    EDUCATION:

    Name and Address Of School - Degree/Diploma - Graduation Date

    _________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________

    Skills and Qualifications: Licenses, Skills, Training, Awards

    _____________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

    Present Or Last Position:

    Employer: _____________________________________________________

    Address:______________________________________________________

    Supervisor: ____________________________________________________

    Phone: _______________________________

    Email: ________________________________

    Position Title: _________________________

    From: ______________ To: ______________

    Responsibilities: ____________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________

    Salary: _______________

    Reason for Leaving: ____________________________________________

    Previous Position:

    Employer: _____________________________________________________

    Address:______________________________________________________

    Supervisor: ____________________________________________________

    Phone: _______________________________

    Email: ________________________________

    Position Title: _________________________

    From: ______________ To: ______________

    Responsibilities: ____________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________

    Salary: _______________

    Reason for Leaving: ____________________________________________

    May We Contact Your Present Employer?

    Yes _____ No _____

    References:

    Name/Title Address Phone

    _________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________

    I certify that information contained in this application is true and complete. I understand that false information may be grounds for not hiring me or for immediate termination of employment at any point in the future if I am hired. I authorize the verification of any or all information listed above.

    Signature______________________________

    Date__________________________________