Your applications must be a bit dull
Employers know what they are looking for, but throw in all the buzz words you know they salivate at the use of, if it's important or not they take notice.
See how they phrase adverts and mimic/mirror their needs using similar words. Works every time for me. And hold back one important piece of information for the interview. An ace in the pack so to speak.
Did this at my last two interviews and it worked like a charm. They were really interested that they learned something about me they hadn't read on paper.
Regarding filing nails and fluttering eyelashes
1. I don't have any nails to speak of (they get in the way)
2. Flutter eyelashes in my workplace you get recognised for all the wrong reasons and not taken seriously.