If you think of a cover letter as just one more formality of the job search, you’re
missing a great opportunity to make an even more powerful impression on prospective
employers. Cover letters aren’t just an address label for your resume—they’re a
way to highlight your qualifications and emphasize your interest in an organization
and a position.
After your interview, it’s always a good idea to follow up with a thank you note.
Doing so reiterates both your professionalism and your interest in the position.
In most cases a professionally written thank you email is appropriate, and is especially
important if the employer is expected to make a quick hiring decision. You may also
follow up with a hand-written, mailed card.