I am filling out questions for a job application on-line. I am to list the top skills I used in my last position. The job I had was somewhat like editing, but for item records on a library circulation system. Mentioning my linguistics training doesn't exactly fit the bill. However it absolutely required a detail oriented eye. What say you?
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Having "an eye for detail" is a common term and is appropriate for job applications.
For example, it can be found in an example covering letter on The Guardian newspaper's careers advice site.
I think attention to detail might work. It's simple and well-understood – common, but not overused.
You might also want to emphasize how important it was to keep the records accurate, and how much data was involved. That would help set attention to detail into context, rather than leaving it alone and nebulous.