Who needs a Personal Data Sheet?
A Personal Data Sheet (PDS) is used for organizing important information that potential employers could potentially be interested in. Even if a company doesn’t ask for a PDS before a job interview this form can be used as a reminder when filling out job applications. For example, remembering all the dates of each position that has been held can be tricky - especially while under a lot of pressure.
What is a Personal Data Sheet Used for?
The main purpose of a PDS is to give basic information about the capabilities that are relevant to the position you are applying for. This kind of form usually minimizes the amount of questions during an interview since all the data HR is looking for has already been listed.
Is a Personal Data Sheet Accompanied by Other Forms?
It depends on a potential employer's’ requirements. Some companies require a resume as well.
What Information Should be Provided in a PDS Form?
Every company has it’s own list of mandatory information for applicants. However, the most common requirements include:
- Local address (current)
- Permanent address
- Telephone number
- Alternate telephone number (if applicable)
- Social Security Number
- Emergency contact person (name, address, telephone number)
- Driver’s license (if applicable)
- Academic history
- Work history (starting from the most recent job)
- Special skills
Where do I Send A Personal Data Sheet?
The completed PDS is sent to a potential employer.