What does nature of business mean on an application form? And can you give an example?

In an application form, "nature of business" is the type or kind of business you are in. For example:

  • Company: Acme Steelworks
  • Nature of Business: Producing steel pipes for irrigation projects

Many employers use applications as a way of standardizing the information they obtain from all job-seekers, including some things that you would not normally put on your resume. To get tips and advice, check out a job-seeker's guide to successfully completing job applications at Quintcareers.com.

Of interest, the UK job market continues to recover as permanent placements were still growing strongly in October, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Find out more at International Business Times UK.

Updated on Friday, November 07 2014 at 05:21PM GMT