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Savvy Job Seekers are finding that Job Search Success is in the Details

02-08-2006 05:17 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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Today's job market can be fiercely competitive but the real problem is not finding the perfect job. The difficultly is in getting noticed and ultimately employed amid an endless sea of highly qualified job candidates.

Hiring managers often have hundreds of resumes to sort through and due to the increased use of the Internet into the job search equation the flood of applications for post positions can reach the thousands. Job seekers need something more than fine education, superior skills, and good credentials. In order to gain the attention of hiring managers job seekers need an extra edge.

According to the job search and employment experts at (, it is the small things or the details that can really make the difference between getting called for an interview and hired or lost in the stack. It is the details that are often neglected by the majority of job applicants that can really set an applicant apart from the rest.

The following are some tips for increasing your chances of getting an interview from Internet job postings and landing that dream job. According to Jason West, manager of , “These are the crucial details that so many job applicants miss.”

Follow Instructions

Most companies post specific instructions in job postings for how to submit online resumes and applications. These instructions often specify how resumes should be formatted and what types of files are acceptable. Ignoring these details can send improperly formatted CVs to the recycle bin without regard to the experience of qualifications of the applicant.

Personalized Cover Letters

Many job seekers use the same cover letter for every job application submitted. These generic cover letters are obvious to experienced hiring managers. Job applicants can significantly increase their chances of getting their qualifications considered by tailoring cover letters to the specific job description. Prior to an interview, the cover letter is the applicant's only opportunity to really explain how his or her experience and qualifications match the requirements of the job.

After the Interview

If there is one thing job applicants can do to seal the deal after an interview it is to send a Thank You note. Job search experts always recommend thank you notes but so few applicants actually do it. An effective thank you note can be as simple as a short letter thanking the interviewer for the interview and highlighting some key points of the discussion. The key is to do this promptly while the meeting is still fresh in the interviewer's mind.

While these tips may seem like minor details they really are what separate the outstanding job candidates from the average. For more information and job seeking tips visit

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