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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.
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.