Degree Needed In Application Forms

@wolfie34 (26820)
United Kingdom
February 1, 2007 6:01pm CST
Why do application forms want to know the ins and outs of a ducks a**. I hate them, I am currently seeking work and the amount of application forms I've got, I should be used to them by now, but they don't get any easier. You need a degree to work some of them out. Are you good with application forms, do you have the 'gift' because they are giving me a headache. I can sell myself through the interview and through my cv and my glowing references. What do you think about them?
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19 responses
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I had one , that was 8 pages long ont time, I thought by the time I finish this one ...I would be retired and brainfried lol well theyll be lucky to have you for an employee....good people are not easy to find.....I hire people for a living so I can give you a tip....put an extra statement about your enthusiasm to work for the company because I always stop when someone puts special notes expressing how serious they are....they get my first attention....
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
2 Feb 07
8 pages? Gee, hope I don't get any of those, gulps! Thanks for the tip, appreciated.
@patootie (3593)
2 Feb 07
Gordon Bennett .. how many pages ... that's scary .. I wouldn't know where to start .. and I certainly wouldn'nt be able to remember past dates, job titles and such like ..
@rosie_123 (6118)
2 Feb 07
Well good luck with the job hunting first of all. In my experience, not so many companies here want application forms anymore. They just want your CV, which I always have ready and waiting on my PC in case I walk out of my job one day! LOL! The only companies that seem to want application forms as standard, are mainly the Local and Central Government ones, and big nationalised organisations like the NHS. I would say main thing is to be very neat and tidy in your handwriting. Many of them are looking for good presentation, and an untidy form with lots of scribbles and crossings out, will give a ery bad impression. Second, chec yur spelling - it is amazing how many little errors will slip through if you haven't got a PC spell checker working for you! Thirdly - be honest - if they want a "proper" form, the chances are they really will check your academic qualifications, and your references very thoroughly. Hope that helped a bit!
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
2 Feb 07
LOL, one of the application forms is from NHS and they want to know my medical history, after sending in my first application form last month, they've now sent me another!!! This one is even more gruelling. I usually write mine out in rough first then copy. I do so much work on my computer and because I'm a typist I can do it quick, but when it comes down to pencil and paper, argggggggggggggh NO, you can't copy and paste, it's so basic, it's so slow, it's so laborious! Thanks for your response, always appreciated.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I think applications are a pain in the butt! I agonize over them. So much information they want. When, where, what, and why your not there. Describe your duties. What position you started and ended as. What school did you go to...where...what for...grade point average. The killer. References! Just because I do not have many references does not mean that I should not be hired. If it fine if they want professional references. But when they want personal references, I am at a loss. Heck! I have seven kids and I don't get out much! and those that I meet, I don't know well because everyone is scared to visit a house with seven kids and there is no way I am taking them to anyone else's house! So, I don't have any friends to put there. I hate filling out applications. I would rather talk to a person also!
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@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
2 Feb 07
Even when you've spent hours agonizing over the damn things once you sent them off, you never hear from the company again, I hate that too that you don't get any acknowledgement from sending your application form in if you haven't been successful, all that work, all that painful headaching, angry, cursing, time wasted, literally!
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@ukchriss (2106)
2 Feb 07
A job interview  - A job interview is a process in which a potential employee is evaluated by an employer for prospective employment in their firm.
My last job was in personnel so one of the things which I did was the hiring and firing of people. So I had to go through and read all the Application Forms which came in for different jobs within the company where I worked. I picked the ones which I thought were suitable then went through them with the manager before we picked out who to invite for an interview. I know filling in an Application Form is a real pain in the A... but you try picking out one person from the dozens which come in for each job! That's why they are making them so detailed now as its only the Application Forms which have been filled in correctly which really get looked at. So always make sure they are filled in correctly and neatly, The more details you can add the more chance you have of being invited for an interview as it shows you really are interested in the job. With so many people looking for a job nowadays you really do have to sell yourself through an Application Form as well as face to face.
@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
i don't like filling up application forms as well. it gets tedious after a time. i'd rather be interviewed based on the cv and references i presented.
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• India
2 Feb 07
A degree shows the discipline of the work you are trying. So that degree is a must in Application forms
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• India
2 Feb 07
WHT??? :(
@patootie (3593)
2 Feb 07
Umm .. err ... the last time I filled in a job application for was sometimes around 1980'ish ... I wouldn't know what to do with an application form these days even if someone gave me a 10 minute chat about filling it in ... The last two jobs I got were done by word of mouth and a very short yes/no 10 minute interview .. so I haven't a clue what kind of questions get asked these days .. I can't really remember but I think the last time I filled one in it was just name, age, address and where I last worked .. hahaha!!!
@weemam (13389)
2 Feb 07
As you know my mam and dad are 88 and when they get any forms to fill in now they just hand them to my hubby lol . My Mam says she would need a lawyer to do them lol , but in the end we always manage ( with headaches too )xx
@nicolec (2673)
• United States
2 Feb 07
My biggest beef is when they ask for my social security number. I hate having to always give that out. Do you really need that to determine if I am qualified to sit at a desk and do whatever. Now I can understand if you are applying for a position that requires a back ground check, but come on folks, let's get real. I'll give my SS# to human resources if and when you decide to pay me.
• United States
2 Feb 07
I try to make copys of my resume and themn i attatch aa copy to the front of the applications, I only fill out the most nessasary of the form and that way I don't have to fill out everything else a hundred times! Employers find it interesting and bold! I then tell them at a interveiw that it is MY way!
@deepshan (104)
• India
2 Feb 07
yes degree is compulsory for every engg and student so its must one guys
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
Around here, you have to fill out application forms for many retail/general sort of jobs. Some jobs just require an interview and a cv, though. I once saw an university professor's cv. It was like a book. I think that would be harder to write than an application form, because at least an application form give you guidelines of what order to write everything in and what information the company wants.
• United States
2 Feb 07
Yeah, application forms are a pain in the butt, but if you can get through them and get an interview you have the hard part over it seems. Employers want to know who they are considering before having them come in for a face to face. Good luck with the applications, they will be worth it in the long run!
• India
2 Feb 07
to inform your identity.
• United States
2 Feb 07
people put scores and rank on everyones backs these days
• India
2 Feb 07
You are altogether a new person for the interviewer, to see who you are qualification is a must interviewer get to know abt u only through you qualification and CV. They are the passport for you to get into an organization. I feel it is a must
@junior07 (975)
• India
2 Feb 07
ya u r right.
@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
2 Feb 07
What I think about forms! - What I think about forms you have to fill out for a job!
I feel your pain dude! I used to get all bent outta shape when I'd go for an interview because the forms were so frustrating. I say, look at my resume, interview me and then if you decide to hire me, have me fill out the form then! Save some time and some trees!