- Learners will be able to navigate websites to find job applications.
- Learners will be able to complete job applications.
Applying for jobs can be overwhelming, in part, because each company does things a little differently. In order to find the best opportunities, we have to know where to look. In this lesson, we’ll explore resources for looking for jobs online and we’ll also discuss common elements of job applications.
If you already have an idea of where you want to work, it can be helpful to visit the company’s website. Most companies have links to their job applications accessible from their main page.
On the GIENC website, there is a “Careers” tab on the main menu.
On other sites, like the Starbucks website, you might have to scroll to the bottom to find more menu options. Note that they use the word “Careers” instead of “Job Openings.” You also might see other words like “employment” that mean the same thing.
If you follow the employment links through an organization’s website, they should lead you to their job openings and applications.
If you aren’t sure about a specific place you’d like to work, you can find lots of job postings in one place using a job application site like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, or Google Jobs. These sites allow you to search for jobs by job title, keywords, or company. You can also filter your results by when jobs were posted, how far they are from your location, and salary.
Once you find a job application you’re interested in, you can fill it out. They can vary, but job applications generally ask about you and your experiences, as well as how you would contribute to the workplace. You may be asked to provide…
Completing a job application is the first step to getting hired. Here are a few tips to make sure your application shares the information you want it to.
Visit the site below to practice filling out a job application. Keep in mind that this is not a real application, and your information will not be on the form or in the site's database.