Filling in your details

 

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Filling in your details

Barbara and her family have fun in the kitchen

What's coming up

In this activity, you'll join Barbara as she uses online forms to register with a job site. You'll read about different types of forms and how Barbara can complete them quite quickly and easily.

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A simple illustration of a printed job application with a pen sitting on it

Barbara is currently looking for a job. She has a friend who's good with computers and has recommended she looks online.

Barbara's seen a job that she's interested in on a job site. She would like to apply, but she's a bit worried it might be complicated.

Barbara doesn't need to worry – it's quite straightforward. Before she can apply for the job, Barbara needs to register with the job site. She starts by going to the website in her web browser.

A computer screen shows an online job application registration screen

Getting registered

Let’s help Barbara to register with the job website.

On the next slide is a practice that includes some steps to try yourself. Select the Continue button below to begin and then follow the instructions on the right-hand side of the screen.

Getting registered

Getting registered

This is an interactive exercise that allows learners to practise filling in an online form.

This exercise has no sound track and in order to complete it, you need to register an email address with a job website by typing it into the correct boxes on the form. This is to encourage confidence using the internet by practising a simple exercise in a simulated environment.

If a mistake is made during this exercise, there will be a prompt to ask you to try it again. If another mistake is made, the video will show you how to complete that section of the exercise.

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eSafety Tip

Try to use different passwords for different websites. If you find it difficult to think of good passwords - ones that have upper case letters, lower case letters and numbers - try the course called Safe passwords in the Safety first topic for some useful tips and tricks.

Enter a password

Let’s practise entering a password together.

On the next slide is a practice that includes some steps to try yourself. Select the Continue button below to begin and then follow the instructions on the right side of the screen.

Entering passwords

Entering passwords

This is an interactive exercise that allows learners to practise filling in an online form.

This exercise has no soundtrack and in order to complete it, you need to enter a password into an online registration page form. This is to encourage confidence using the internet by practising a simple exercise in a simulated environment.

If a mistake is made during this exercise, there will be a prompt to ask you to try it again. If another mistake is made, the video will show you how to complete that section of the exercise.

A computer screen shows an online job application screen requesting additional information about how suitable the applicant would be for the job

Going further

Now Barbara's registered on the jobs site, she can add more details about herself to help her search for a job.

Some sites might have a section where you can enter extra information about yourself. Or you may be asked to do this when you actually apply for a job.

When you type text that you've entered into a form before (such as your name), your computer may suggest it to you as you start typing. This is called ‘auto-complete'.

Many computers remember details like this, and it's a useful feature that makes filling in online forms easier. Computers don't remember passwords unless you ask them to.

An example registration form that has been filled in with such details like name, email address and password
A computer screen shows a message that has popped up explaining that the session has expired and you will need to start again

Some online forms have time limits, so it's a good idea to be prepared with the sort of information you'll need.

For example, if you don't know your email address, have a note of it beside you.

Lots of online job sites let users upload a CV. This means that your CV is submitted with your application so employers can look at your experience.

Often you'd complete your CV separately in a word processor and then upload it, rather than filling it in online.

An example registration form including radio buttons that can be selected, with the options being that you can use a saved CV or attach a separate CV document
An example registration form including radio buttons asking if you mind being contacted about job updates and a list of check boxes with a variety of job types to choose from

Many job sites give you the option to receive emails from them telling you about jobs that might suit you. They may ask you what kind of jobs you're interested in, or which roles or industries are relevant to you.

Someone is using a tablet to complete a health insurance form online

Well done!

Congratulations, you've come to the end of the topic Filling in your details.

You've learnt how to use text boxes to enter details about your self.

In the next topic Multiple choice we'll look at making a selection from a list of multiple choice options.

If you'd like to go over anything in this topic, simply scroll up to the top of the page.