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Even if you have a great resume, cover letter and references, chances are others do too. So what sets you apart? Make sure you prove your worth so that the employer will remember you and offer you the job.

In your cover letter, discuss the challenges the company is facing and how you can contribute to solving them. You’ll show that you know a lot about the company already and have strong problem-solving skills.

Don’t rely solely on the recruiter to handle your application. Reach out to someone influential within the company and see if they could vouch for you.

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