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A cover letter highlights your qualifications. shows you are a fit for the specific job to which you are applying. is unique to each position. It gives employers a sense of your personality, motivation, and writing style.
A resume helps land an interview. It’s a a record of work experience, professional achievements, education, skills, certifications, and other details that make the case for the job. Be sure to include measurable outcomes/achievements if possible.
- How To Write a Resume (according to pros) – A recent study of ours where we polled 500+ professional recruiters to get authoritative answers to the most common questions applicants have about proper resume writing
- Top Skills (on a Resume) – One of our most popular guides and for a good reason. It lists the most in-demand capabilities employers seek in candidates today and explains how to beef up this key section of the resume
- How to Quantify Your Resume
- Resume Templates – A convenient compilation of free templates to download, edit and customize as needed
- Microsoft Cover Letter & Resume Templates
- Chronological Resume Example (most common)
- Functional Resume Example (gaps in employment or job hopping)
Many employers will ask for References in order to confirm your job history, past performance, and to determine if your interview responses were truthful.
Note: Never list a reference without speaking to them first to make sure they are willing to speak positively on your behalf.
Thank You Notes
Yes, you really do need to send thank you notes or emails to all those involved in your interview. It shows that a candidate is actually interested in the job/company and would be a thoughtful coworker.