Follow Up: Send Thank You Notes
The advice your mom gave you about writing thank-you notes for gifts holds true in the workforce: a brief, genuine, handwritten thank you note can make your interview memorable.
Thank your interviewer for taking the time to meet with you. Remember to include your contact information so they can easily follow up with you. Sending an email is acceptable, but everyone gets more than we want. Send a handwritten thank-you note to stand out from the pack.
A great cover letter is just as important as your resume. Don’t confuse a cover letter with a cover page; they are not the same thing. A cover letter is your chance to explain why you would be a great fit for the job and the company. You have an opportunity to highlight the key elements of your resume. A cover page contains only the information required to introduce yourself and is less formal.
There are many great resources and sample cover letters available online. We recommend Resume-now.com as a good place to start exploring how to write a compelling cover letter.