Follow the directions
You could be eliminated at the preliminary screening phase simply by not following formatting requirements or signing an online application if it requires a signature. Re-read your application for spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes. Reading it out loud is also helpful, as the ear can often make the best editor. And substitute your resume for the requested job application form. Yes, applications can be timeconsuming and tedious to fill out. That’s because they generally ask for information not found on resumes — detailed information specific to the position and company you’re applying to.