Read the form thoroughly so that you put relevant information in appropriate sections.Follow the instructions accurately (e.g. ink color, printingvscursive, continuation sheets)
Answer the question with evidence from your experience whichdemonstratesyou know what the job involves (you have done something similar on another job, team, activity etc).
If possible keep a copy of the application to prepare for the interview.Keep everythingpositive.
On a application the student is turning into a business, they need to understand that most applications want them to list employment with the most current first, and then go backwards with other experience. Volunteer/internships count for experience if student does not have any or minimal experience.
For students with experience "babysitting", use the term "childcare" and for duties/responsibilities,write: engagedchild/children in age appropriate activities.Be truthful and make sure you sign it if there is a signature line, as this is a legal document.
Leave sectionsblank, write:n/a if something is not applicable.Write illegibly or cross things out.Fail to research the employer and/or type of work in which you are applying.
Leave time gaps between jobs or have reasons for these time periods.