When we submit in a resume to a company, why do we need to also fill out an application? Don't they have exactly the same information? After all, a resume seems to be just a more detailed application.
Hundreds of companies make you submit form-style applications along with your online resume, or ask you to fill one out on paper before the interview.
But there are a few good (and not so good) reasons why employers do this. Here's what I can think of:
Whatever the motivation is behind this extra and seemingly unnecessary step, you have to fill out the application if you really want the job.
More details about the above reasons you can find here.
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