It can be one of the most frustrating and annoying processes in the world to post hundreds of CV's and cover letters and even more via emails and just be completely ignored. Here are some tips to help you stand out and avoid being passed over and ignored.
In your CV make sure you have a legible and professional looking CV with all of your relevant information clearly available and visible. Then go one further and highlight each professional qualifications or professional achievements that are relevant to the job you are applying, in bold so that this information literally jumps out the page for the person reviewing all of the CV's. Don't just send off the same CV, your just wasting time
Your cover letter is essential as it is initially looked over, so make sure it's punchy and full of useful information. Don't tell them why your writing, they already know! Give them your background qualifications and experience and last employment information in a basic summary. Then tell them why you were good at this job and what you can bring to their company with references to who they are and what they do, a little research goes a long way.
Give the company a ring and ask if your CV has been received, it shows that you care whether they look at you and that you are interested in them too. Learn the name of the people dealing with it and keep a note. In about two weeks make a follow up call to this person and ask about the position and whether the interviews have happened. You will look very keen and pro active and even if your CV is lacking something your drive and determination won't be and it may even get you the interview.
The task of searching for a job can really be draining and challenging but if you have a positive approach and keep going, then at some point an employer will see the potential you have.
Marie is a passionate recruitment consultant who likes to help many jobless and unemployed people with careers advice. Marie works for www.RecruitmentRevolution.com who specialise in online recruitment in the UK.