Application forms


Application forms top tips

Most job application forms and online application systems require information about your personal details, education, employment and work experience, interests and achievements, and references. You may also be required to submit your CV and covering letter with your application form.

You must take great care when you complete your application form, and answer all the questions asked. It is important that you research the company or profession before completing your application form so you're clear what they're looking for.


Application forms video clips

  • Journey to work - CVs and applications video clip  - employers explain what they like to see on CVs and applications and give advice about how to sell yourself effectively (12 mins). View it on the campus only network E-learning@Tees
  • Your Jobs Online video clip  - shows two major employers selecting graduates using only their electronic applications. Find out how to maximise your chances of success through: answering the question, evidence, activities and interests, marketing yourself, and common mistakes (25 mins). Available to view on the campus only network E-learning@Tees

Application form examples

Reference book resource

Other ways to get job application form help


Seek advice

Get individual advice and feedback on your job application form at an appointment or drop-in session.
We won't fill in the application form for you, but we can help you develop the skills you need.
Get careers advice

Application forms presentations

Attend the application forms presentation - find out how to develop the skills and knowledge to present yourself effectively on a job application form.
See when the next sessions will be held - check our events page


More advice