One of the keys to landing a job is knowing how to properly fill out an employment application. An application is a form an employer uses to acquire information about a prospective employee. This typically includes name, education, work experience and references.
In general, the applicant can be required to furnish a social security number or may even be asked for permission to do a criminal background or credit check. Whether an online form or actual paper, an employment application can be a simple page or it can be quite extensive requiring pages of specific information.