Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Choose references carefully Your references can be past employers, teachers, coaches, etc. They should be people who know you well and speak highly of you. Be sure to ask permission before you list someone as a reference.  Provide details of skills and accomplishments For example, if you are applying for an office job, list the computer programs you know how to use, the related skills you have (e.g., can type 45 wpm), and any relevant work experiences (e.g., organized a fundraiser).  Turn a negative into a positive If there’s something on your application that could be seen as negative, explain how much you have learned and grown from the experience.  Attach additional information If you have a resume, attach it to every application you complete. You can also attach letters of recommendation and examples of relevant work. For example, if you’re applying for a job at a camera shop, you might attach some photos you’ve taken.  Follow up If you haven’t heard from a business in a week or two, follow-up with an email, phone call, or visit. Let potential employers know that you’re still interested in a job, and that you’re available to come in for an interview. If you give a prospective employer your phone number, make sure the answer message on your phone sounds professional. Application Tips