Hospital Job Applications
Hospital Application Checklist
Some large firms government agencies, and hospital use their own application forms rather than resumes (or in addition to them) to evaluate prospective candidates. The application's uniform structure helps the evaluator fins the information he or she needs and allows for easy comparisons between candidates. Because applications don't let you present your qualifications the way you typically would, you should plan ahead of time how to present them under the categories most applications contain.
Job Application Tips
When completing an application, keep in mind the following tips:
Ask for two copies of the application. That way you can use one copy to prepare a first draft. And, if you make a mistake, you can use a second form. Whenever possible, make a copy for your own files.
Read it before you complete it. Familiarize yourself with the form so that you can relate it to sections in your resume. Then you can use your resume as a reference source.
When possible, complete the application at home and photocopy it.
Use a typewriter or print neatly in dark blue or black ink.
When you are applying for several positions in the same hospital or company, you can leave the specific job title blank. Do not leave any other blanks on the application. If a question is not relevant to you, write N/A (not applicable) in the space provided.
Sometime you must fill out an application at the employment site, so be sure to take a copy of your resume with you. You might also find it useful to take a list of standard answers to commonly asked questions. Be sure to take a dark-blue or black-ink pen and your complete list of references, along with their address and phone numbers.
As with your resume, the answers you provide on an application form should be direct, accurate, and hosest.