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Filling out a Job Application (Grades 11-12)

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Filling out a Job Application

Instructions: Circle the correct answer to each question.

1. 
It is important to answer each question on a job application honestly.
  1. True
  2. False
 
2. 
When asked what type of job you desire, it is better to write "anything" rather than be specific.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
It is illegal for a potential employer to ask for your social security number.
  1. True
  2. False
 
4. 
It is not required by law to write in your gender or race on an application.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
Listing your hobbies can help an employer decide if you have related skills for the job.
  1. True
  2. False
 
6. 
If an application asks about a felony conviction, and the applicant has had one, they will not get the job.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
You should always get permission to use someone as a reference.
  1. True
  2. False
 
8. 
Employers do not pay attention to large gaps in employment history.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
An application can get tossed into the "reject" pile for being wrinkled or messy.
  1. True
  2. False
 
10. 
It is fine to list babysitting as a job if you have had no formal work.
  1. True
  2. False
11. 
Which of the following is necessary to fill out on an application?
  1. name
  2. birthdate
  3. graduation date
  4. race
 
12. 
When asked for a salary range on an application, it is best to write:
  1. "minimum wage."
  2. "any."
  3. "negotiable."
  4. "maximum wage."
13. 
If you are planning on switching jobs, you should give your employer:
  1. no notice.
  2. 1 day notice
  3. 1 week notice
  4. 2 weeks notice.
 
14. 
Job applications should be filled out in:
  1. red ink
  2. pencil
  3. blue/black ink
  4. marker
15. 
A job application should be:
  1. written in cursive.
  2. done neatly.
  3. printed.
  4. typed.
 
16. 
It is best to fill out an application:
  1. in the car.
  2. at the place of employment.
  3. at home.
  4. at the park.
17. 
While filling out an application, you should have a fact sheet on hand with:
  1. your name.
  2. former employers and their addresses.
  3. allergies.
  4. jobs that you did not like in the past.
 
18. 
Which word should you try to avoid when filling out an application?
  1. absenteeism
  2. laid off
  3. contract ended
  4. temporary contract
19. 
If a question does not apply to you, such as veteran status, it is acceptable to:
  1. scribble it out.
  2. leave it blank
  3. write "don't know."
  4. write "n/a."
 
20. 
Employers can look at your social media pages and may not hire you based on:
  1. lewd pictures
  2. underage drinking
  3. controversial posts
  4. all are correct
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