Common Sense Job Applications

We scrapped the Standard Form 171, the ridiculously long job application that said, in so many words, "Welcome to the fun house." Now applicants can send in a regular resume, like regular people do for regular jobs.(15) Even better, the Office of Personnel Management has a toll-free phone service and a World Wide Web site that lets people find out what is available and even apply by phone or fax for many jobs. (16)

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