In this day and age, are job applications still used? Yes. And while most applications have moved online, many employers still require job seekers to complete a paper application. The following tips will help you successfully complete both online and paper applications.
The main reason employers use applications is to easily screen potential employees; they use the information from the applications to determine who they are going to call for a job interview. It is also a way of standardizing the information they obtain from all job-seekers, including some things that may not appear on a resume. Job applications are typically used in the post-offer, pre-employment background check, so it is important to answer all questions accurately and honesty. In fact, some employers ask you to complete an application when you come in for a job interview or even after being hired.