Make your company’s hiring process smoother—use this job application form to save time (and headaches)

Wave goodbye to piles of CVs and cover letters sitting on your desk, with this free job application form you can sift through candidates with ease. Prescreen applicants, ask for a video intro, and find out their employment history—all from one powerful employee application form.

"Job applicants are people too. With typeforms, Userlane got to know the personalities behind the resumes"—Andy Mura, Head of Marketing at Userlane

"Typeform makes hiring decisions 10x easier for us"—Gary McGrath, Customer Success at Kayako

"My community needs to feel engaged, and your prompts for how to ask casual questions were so helpful when I was creating my application form"—Krystal Scott, Co-Founder of The Well

Wow your candidates

Recruitment’s a two-way thing. You need to impress your audience as much as they need to show you they’re the right hire with a set of special skills. This job application form template is 100% customizable—chop and change the fonts, colors, and photos until it’s as unique as your company or small business is.

Get the best answers

This online form is fun, engaging, and a breeze to fill in. You want people to still be excited when they click Submit, right? Not relieved to finish after 50 questions. Plus, with Logic Jump, you can ask the right questions for different roles—ask marketers about their social media knowledge and let design applicants upload their portfolio for you. Just don’t forget to ask for their phone number and contact information too.

Automate your workflows

Lighten the load and let Typeform Connect do the lifting for you. Integrate your job application form with your favorite tools like Trello, Mailchimp, and Slack so you can spend more time finding the perfect fit for your team. Plus, you can shut this online job application on a certain day or when you’ve got 30 candidates in the running.

Is this application form GDPR compliant?

Yes, totally. We understand that when you’re collecting personal details on a job application that’s not printable—you need to be sure it’s safe. Want to know more about our Privacy Policy? You can read more about it here, we even put it into plain English for you for transparency.

How can I format this application form?

You’re free to tweak fonts and colors of the template to match your brand. Make the job application experience interactive by adding videos, images, and GIFs. Write up friendly copy to make your candidates feel at ease. You can even embed your job application form into your website, so your candidates can easily find it. If you’re looking to understand more about your new employees you could create a feedback survey using our intuitive survey maker.

What needs to be on a job application form?

You can be as minimal or extravagant with your job application form as you like. Of course, for a simple employment application form, you’ll need to add the basic fields:

  • Full name
  • Current job title
  • Work experience and previous employment
  • Street address
  • An overview of the job description

But after that, it’s up to you what applicant information you ask for—start date, high school subjects, any other jobs they’ve applied for—you decide. Use our File Upload question to collect CVs or for applicants to upload an introduction video, or stay old school and let applicants do the typing. You can even add a legal question to get permission for a background check (this can be done with a social security number too).

How can I optimize my job application form?

Of course, you want to get as many quality candidates you can. It makes your job easier—and it’s better for Human Resources. Here are our five top tips for optimizing your employment form:

  1. Keep it short—you don’t want people to drop off half way through, or fall asleep. This employment application template is the perfect length.
  2. Put yourself in the shoes of your applicant—does the application form flow well? Or does it feel clunky?
  3. Give people the option to link their LinkedIn profile instead of just their CV.
  4. Ask more original questions like, “What’s your favorite way to keep up to date with SEO?”
  5. Guide people through this application for employment—let them know how much longer they have. Tell them when they have a couple more questions to go.

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