What do I include on my application?
In completing the employment application, be as thorough as possible when indicating the education, training and/or experience needed to qualify for the position. Exact dates of employment are critical to determine qualifying experience. Please be sure to provide average number of hours you work(ed) if your experience is(was) part-time. Try to focus the information you are providing on the employment application to education and experience that is specifically applicable to the job for which you are applying. Other information may be provided, but full consideration will be based only on those skills that specifically qualify you for the position being recruited.

A resume may be required for some positions, but a resume WILL NOT be accepted as a substitute for a completed City employment application. It is important that you do not indicate "see attached resume" in lieu of fully providing the information requested on the employment application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

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1. How can I find out about current Lake Forest job openings and how do I obtain an employment application?
2. Where can I find position descriptions, benefits information, and salary ranges?
3. What if I do not have access to a computer with internet service?
4. Must I set-up a "user account" to apply on-line?
5. How do I apply for a position?
6. How do I know if my application was received by the City of Lake Forest?
7. What is a final filing date?
8. What is a continuous recruitment?
9. Can I submit a resume?
10. What do I include on my application?
11. What is the selection process?
12. Can I review the status of my application?
13. If I apply for more than one position, do I need to submit a separate application?
14. How will I be notified regarding the status of the position for which I applied?
15. What if I have additional questions?