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Definition of Application form:

An application form is an official document that employers want their job candidates to fill in while applying for a job. The employer would ask a series of questions that candidates must answer. 

Why do companies use Application forms?

An application form lets the employer all the important information beforehand, thereby helping them screen candidates easily. It becomes easier to spot the under-qualified candidates or reserve passive candidates for future openings. 

Companies release application forms for recruitment when they are looking for a high volume of candidates. 

What does an Application form contain?

Typically, an application form contains the following:

  • Personal information of the candidate:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone number
    • Email address
  • Educational qualifications
    • School(s) attended along with graduation date
    • Certification
    • Skills
    • Extracurricular activities
  • Experience/Previous employment
    • Employers
    • Job titles and Responsibilities
    • Reason for leaving
    • Permission to contact the previous employer
  • References
    • Name
    • Job titles
    • Contact information