A job application is a formal document that summarizes your educational and work experience for a prospective employer. It includes sensitive applicant information that recruiters and hiring managers may see.
When you go online to send your CV to an employer, you may be requested to complete out a digital application. Other times, during the interview or onboarding process, firms may ask you to come in and fill out an application by hand. Your job application, unlike your CV, is a legally enforceable document. It is critical that the information given is complete and correct.
Recruiters will often include a digital job application as part of a job application package that also includes your résumé, references, and cover letter.