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Tailor each employment application to the specific job.

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What insight can you glean from a completed job application? Notmuch, because most are too general for any true insight. Theytypically collect only basic information, such as ,education, salary history and job responsibilities.

A better way to document a person's skills is to createapplications tailored for particular positions. The advantage ofhaving applications specifically for technical positions isobvious, but you can even benefit by getting specific with nontechpositions.

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