Saturday, July 04, 2009


Many of you may be filling out forms these days for various reasons; job applications, college applications, loan and financial aide applications, insurance forms,etc.
I work with forms everyday and we send back forms that have not been filled out completely and according to the instructions on the forms. We have to send back as many as 100 incorrectly or inadequately filled forms a day and many people are waiting for our forms as a part of a job application process!
So a word of advice; 

If an area is not applicable to you, write N/A. If information is unknown to you or you don't remember, indicate UNK (unknown). 

If you need to get your signature notarized, do so and make you you bring proper I.D. to the notary public and that the notary's term is still current and that they have a notary number and seal. 
If you are under 18, get your parent or guardian's notarized co-signature. 
Respect any date deadlines. 
If payment is required, pay only in the manner requested. Money orders are almost always acceptable.
Don't fill out or sign any area that is not yours to sign. For some reason, many people sign and date the area that is indicated for the office staff only!
How would you feel if the ONLY reason you lost out on a job opportunity or a loan was an incorrectly filled form?
Follow the above guidelines and save yourself time, money and a lot of grief.