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This article describes how to post a WorkSource Application Form.  This method is best used when the job listing indicates that a WorkSource Application Form is required or if you prefer to use an application form rather than a résumé to apply for jobs.

If you are registered on Go2WorkSource, log in to your account by entering your User ID and Password on the log In or Register page. If you are not registered, click on the Job Seeker Registration button to set up an account.

After logging in, click Post Résumés on the menu on the left side of the page.

  1. On the Choose Résumé Type page, select Application Form, then click on Continue.
  2. Step 1General Information: Select an occupational category that best describes the type of work you are seeking. Then, enter a summary statement. Use this brief statement to feature your skills. Employers will see this statement first when conducting a résumé search. You may enter up to 255 characters (about 50 words). Here are some examples:
    • 10 years exp as registered nurse in 200+ bed hosp
    • Class A CDL w/Hazmat certification and a clean driving record
    • Experienced administrative assistant with accounting skills
  3. Enter an Application Title. You will use this title later to locate your application form in the Manage Résumés section of your MyWorkSource account.
  4. Select yes or no to indicate whether or not you want your application form to be searchable by employers.
  5. Click on Continue to proceed to Step 2.
  6. Step 2Application Detail: Enter a "Position or Type of Employment Desired" statement that informs the employer of the specific job you wish to apply for, or your career goal and the focus of your job search. You may enter up to 80 characters (about 16 words). The "Position or Type of Employment Desired" is required. Here are some examples:
    • A position as Sales Representative
    • Director of Marketing
    • Administrative position with a focus on finance
  7. Answer all required questions marked with a red star. If applicable, answer any of the the optional questions (salary desired, date available, languages spoken and veteran information).
  8. Under Special Skills, enter the specific skills you have that relate to the work you are seeking.  This is the place to put important and/or interesting information that summarizes your most important job skills. This should include any equipment you can operate, experience you have with computers and any other notable skills, such as foreign languages, musical talents, or writing skills. You may enter 500 characters (about 100 words) in this section.
  9. Click on Continue to proceed to Step 3.
  10. Step 3 - Education and Training: Answer yes or no for "High School Graduate or GED Test Passed". Enter the requested information for each college, business school or training program you attended that supports the type of work you are seeking. Include vocational/technical or relevant military training. The Education History section is optional, but you will be required to provide at least the name, location, start and ending dates for each school or training program you choose to enter. You may create a maximum of 10 entries. Enter the month and year you started attending each school or training program. If you are not still attending, enter the month and year you graduated or stopped attending. You may also indicate your major or subjects studied, credit hours and degree earned.
  11. Click on Continue after adding information for your first school. If you need to add more than one school, click on Add Education Information.
  12. Click on Continue to proceed to Step 4.
  13. Step 4 - Licenses and Certifications: Enter any occupational licenses, industry certifications or professional registrations that relate to your job objective here. Enter information into all fields that apply or leave them blank if you don't want to include this information in your résumé. You may create a maximum of 10 entries.
  14. Click on Continue after adding information for your first certificate or certification. If you need to add more than one, click on Add License Information.
  15. Click on Continue to proceed to Step 5.
  16. Step 5 - Work Experience: Enter the requested information for your past employers. Include military experience, volunteer work and internships. You may enter up to 10 employers in this section. The Work Experience section is optional but highly recommended. You will be required to provide at least the employer name, location, from/to dates, specific duties, hours per week and indicate if we may contact this employer for each employment history you choose to enter.
  17. Enter the month and year you started working for each employer. If you are no longer working for the employer, enter the month and year you stopped working.
  18. Enter the job title and briefly describe the specific job duties you performed while working for the employer. You may enter up to 350 characters (about 70 words). For help describing your job duties, see Using Action Words.
  19. Enter the number of hours worked for the job and answer yes or no to "May we contact this employer?" If desired, provide information for last salary, number of employees supervised, and supervisor's name and phone number.
  20. Click on Continue after adding information for your first employer. If you need to add more than one employer, click on Add Employment Information.
  21. Click on Continue to proceed to Step 6.
  22. Step 6 - Preview: This step shows you how your application form will appear in WorkSource. To make changes to your application, click Back. To cancel this process and return to Manage Résumés, click Cancel. To view a printable version of your application, click Print.
  23. To save your application form, click Post Application to WorkSource. Your application form will remain active in our database for eighteen months. You will receive a system-generated warning notice 30 days before your application form reaches its scheduled deactivation date. When deactivated, you will no longer be able to access it or use it to apply for jobs. We encourage you to log in to your MyWorkSource account and update your application form periodically. This will extend the "active" status for another eighteen months.

A confirmation appears stating "Thank you for posting your application to WorkSource Washington".

 

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