To decide which one is better for you, there are some questions that you need to ask yourself. But what should you ask yourself? There are things you should not do. So if you are looking for freelancing opportunities, please do not try and cram in all the personal information you have about yourself into the job application form.
Besides all this, please do not disclose that you have a sibling in one of the most well known companies in your locality. This, of course, can lead to the query, how come you are applying for a job in such a company, and why do you think they are hiring?
And on to your work experience, which is important and actually you should get at least 5 years of work experience. Just imagine having to do a project on your first day of your job. Also, please do not reveal that you have “financial problems” which will certainly make them hire you.
If you have developed a website which is an affiliate marketing site, please try to avoid disclosing anything about your affiliate marketing website. Most of the non-profit organizations will think that you are trying to scam them. The least that you can do is put “Affiliate Marketing” in the home page.
I would say also, do not try to submit a resume that you can attach to your job application. You should just be honest and to the point. It is almost impossible to find a person that has the qualifications you want, and will agree to the job for the reasons that you give. Also, I would not advise you to show the computer skills that you have developed as part of your work experience.
If you have a college degree, then yes, you should disclose that. Please do not say that you did not graduate college because they are very selective with whom they hire. One company, for example, does not even want to interview those applicants with a bachelor’s degree in business.
Also, you should disclose your medical issues. If you have any health related issues, this is important to them and not saying anything can lead to the conclusion that you are not a “team player”. It is also likely that the potential employer will not want to work with you.
On the other hand, if you have the skills to do the job, but have not had much work experience, then say so. If you do not have much of a resume, and it is obvious that you are just sitting there, I would say, “No job interviews, sorry. Just wish me luck.” Just read the ad closely, and see what they are hiring for.
They will then get an idea of who you are and what your strengths are. Then, you can tell them your skills and get a head start in that job. So do not be afraid to stand out on your home page, but do not say anything that can be taken as an advertisement for your company.
And finally, if you are going to make your resume, it is important to be sincere. Don’t fill it with any jokes or anything that will be obvious as to what you are doing. If you have a personal comment, include it on your resume, but do not go on about it all in the first page.
To sum it up, the job application form is a very important tool to use. But do not try to jam it with a lot of personal information, or possibly, things that will lead to you not getting the job, but to where the employer will prefer to hire you, so to speak.