Application forms can be very tiresome to complete. A CV is much easier as you can just print it out and send it off. However, an application form does have the advantage in asking the questions that the company want to ask. It means that they get the information that they are looking for.
It is therefore extremely important to read the questions carefully. Do this first and draft out the answer on a piece of paper so that you do not make any mistakes. It is important to consider the type of person Asda likes to employ as well as showing you have the specific skills needed for this particular role. This means that you need to show that you are hard-working, enthusiastic and keen on offering great customer service as well as having the skills needed for that role.
The great thing about doing an online application form, which is what Asda applications are, is that your handwriting is unimportant. It can always be difficult keeping handwriting neat. You can also put it in a word processor first and run a spell check. You can proof read it and correct any mistakes too. This does put pressure on you to make the form perfect, but it is also much easier to make it perfect than if you had to hand write it.
It is possible to save the form and come back to it later. This is a very useful thing to do. If you proof read the form straight after writing it, you may not see the errors. However, come back to it fresh and you may spot a lot more. You can also ask other people to check it over for you.
It is really important to read the questions and give the required information. It can be tempting to include more information than necessary because you want to provide as much information as you can. However, they will only be interested in the specific information that they are asking for. If you have more, then you will be able to explain this at interview stage if relevant. They will be looking for a specific sort of person and how you respond to their questions will determine whether you fit. By adding information they are not interested in, you will not fit. Trust them to know what information they are looking for.
Make sure that you check if a covering letter needs to be included with the application form. As it is an online one, you may be tempted to think it is unnecessary, but make sure that it is not.