Filling out online job applications is very important and can either give a good or bad first impression of what kind of employee you will be with that organization. Always take your time and fill out the application carefully and answer questions honestly and with clarity.
Omit your Age and Religious Affiliation
There are certain things, however, that you should not put on a job application such as your age or date of birth—unless specifically asked by your employer. Religious affiliations or your political views, also should not be on your application. However, most people feel that putting down what you do in church or in your community, is acceptable and may help get you employed.
Reasons Why you Left Previous Jobs
Most importantly, never write on your application why you left a job. If the job application wants information on why you left your last job, you can say that you left because you wanted to go back to school—if that is true—or you left because you were offered a better position. In addition, you are not required to give information on your health. The Americans with Disabilities Act changed the need for this question to be answered years ago. The only health-related questions that an employer has a right to ask are job related questions. Also, you should never write down your Social Security Number. The only exception to this would be on a federal resume for a civil service position. Putting your SSN on a resume could be devastating because if someone found and then used your SSN, he or she could apply for credit cards and other important documents and cause a world of problems for you. If applying for a CVS position, be sure to look over carefully, the CVS Application.