How To Get Ahead In The Job Search
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The job search process is usually, contrary to the belief of many, conducted by people who know nothing about the job.
Particularly ads in newspapers these will usually go straight to some HR person who knows nothing of the skills or requirements needed, who will then screen what they consider the best ones for the actual head of department or equivalent to select from.
What this means is that they won't often know the relevant skills or otherwise. This is where you can help them.
In your covering letter, actively suggest the skills that you think would be important, and then mention of course that you have these as outlined on your CV.
If you take the time to suggest useful skills then it is sure to stand out from the rest and should get you through to the next stage.
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