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How do I show strong interest in a job without looking crazy?

Hi all -

I thought I'd check the collective wisdom of this group, who are schooled in Swissness much more than I.

Basically, there's a job I'm really, really interested in and for which I am very qualified for (just assume this is true for the doubtful out there).

How do I show that I'm really interested in the job (beyond sending the requisite CV and Cover Letter), without coming across too strong?

The deadline for applications closes in a few days, so I haven't heard anything yet.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: How do I show strong interest in a job without looking crazy?

It really depends on the industry.

But by far and away the best thing is personal introduction, so if you know anyone even remotely linked to the organisation I'd try there first.
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Re: How do I show strong interest in a job without looking crazy?

I think the time for 'Swissness' has already passed.

Call the Personnel/HR dept. and tell them that you've applied for this position and are concerned that you haven't had a response to your application, yet, and you hope that they received it, as you're very interested in meeting with them to discuss the position further.
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