Many employers and colleges ask for application forms rather
than C.V.s. If you complete an application form you would not
include a C.V. as well.
Here are some tips:-
Photocopy the form and practice filling it out
first. Nothing looks worse than parts crossed out or spelling
Follow the instructions. If it states
complete in black ink then don’t use a blue pen! Fill in all
sections of the form.
Make it as clear as possible. Block
capitals will be easier to read and photocopy, particularly when it
comes to your name, address and other details. If you can,
download a copy of the form and word process it.
You may need to attach separate sheets if the
form is very cramped. If you do, word process them and staple
them to the form so they don’t get lost.
If it asks why you are applying, give reasons
why you are interested and how any previous experience may be
applicable. This could be work experience or even a project
or subject in school.
Do not leave obvious gaps. e.g. if you
were unemployed for a few months then say so. Do not