Do you answer ALL the questions on an application?

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  1. McKennaL

    McKennaL Groupie

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    All of our applications are computerized...so USUALLY you only get the questions that you are suppose to answer (that are related to YOUR job).

    but what about when the questions are NOT in your area... do you answer them? like when they are borderline questions...not for you, but MAYBE they want to know?

    Example:
    I filled out a application today that asked me quetions for high school teachers... those I didn't answer. But the next page asked for how many hours do you have in each of these 30-some areas...it was marked as MS (middle school ). I doubt it was for me...but would they be interested? Would it look bad NOT to answer? Would it look as if you can't follow directions if you DO answer?

    Hmmmmmmm....

    Another had a cross over question that was for instructional aides in the teachers application..regarding your role as an aide on a special services team.

    I worry about blanks on an application.
     
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  3. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    Don't leave them blank.

    Write "doesn't apply" or something. But don't let them wonder whether you saw the question.
     
  4. Petite_Teacher

    Petite_Teacher Companion

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    I put "doesn't apply" as Aliceacc suggested or "N/A", which is what I usually put.
     
  5. WindyCityGal606

    WindyCityGal606 Enthusiast

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    N/A suffices, I would think.
     
  6. Kangaroo22

    Kangaroo22 Virtuoso

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    I usually put n/a, too, when something doesn't apply to me at all.
     

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