To get through to the all-important interview stage, it is vital that job application forms are completed accurately.
This course is aimed at anyone seeking employment who may be in a position where they have to complete application forms as part of this process. While it is important to have a well-constructed CV, many companies also insist on an application form being completed.
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- Instant digital certificate on completion
Overview - Completing Application Forms
Knowing how to complete an application form successfully is crucial if you want to be considered for the next stage in a recruitment process. Figures compiled by Forbes show that talent management companies use specially-designed software to reject up to half of the applications they receive, with no-one ever reading them.
Meanwhile, everything from misspelt words to an introduction that simply isn't engaging or a clearly duplicated cover letter can lead to an application being rejected by recruiters or HR staff.
While a CV needs to contain all of the information employers will expect to see, including previous work experience, relevant qualifications and a little bit about yourself, your application letter needs to go one step further and explain exactly why you are the best candidate for the job.
Why take this course?
Our Completing Application Forms e-learning course is designed to tell you everything you need to know about how to complete an application for a job, to increase your chance of success.
If you're looking for your first weekend job, are applying for graduate positions after finishing university, or are returning to the world of work after a career break, then a refresher on completing application forms is likely to benefit you.
After completing the course, you will be able to:
- Identify the different requirements of paper and online job application forms
- Recognise the types of information requested in a job application form
- Understand the importance of reading and following instructions on a job application form
- Understand how to check a completed application form for accuracy
Who is this course for?
The Virtual College Completing Application Forms course is for anyone who wants to improve their job application skills. Whether it's your first time applying for work, or you're looking for a new role after many years in the same position, it's always useful to refresh your knowledge.
Course lesson plan
This digital learning course comprises the following modules:
- Introduction to completing application forms
- Types of information requested in a job application form
- Elements of application forms
- Checking an application before submission
After completing this course, you will be able to download and print a Virtual College certificate for your records.
Completing Application Forms lasts for approximately one hour, but this depends on your individual learning speed and ability to absorb information. E-learning is self-paced, so you can stop and start the module whenever you like, and your progress will be automatically tracked by our Learning Management System.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
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This is an online course which is studied via the Virtual College Learning Management System, Enable. All of the training is taken online. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can also revisit the training material, even after you have completed the course.
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