Add A Strong Closing Sentence To Your Cover Letter To Seal The Deal

If you're need to write a cover letter when applying for a job, make sure you write one employers will actually read. The folks Glassdoor suggest a strong closing statement in your cover letter may land you an interview. They even have some examples to use.

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Glassdoor offers up five phrases to close your cover letter that will land that interview, but the one that stood out to us was the simplest:

I am very excited to learn more about this opportunity and share how I will be a great fit for XYZ Corporation.” Strong cover letter closings are enthusiastic and confident. You want the reader to have the impression you are truly passionate about the position and working for their company. This statement will also illustrate your ability to fit into the company culture and how your personality and work ethic is exactly what they’re looking for.

Closing your cover letter with something like this is more assertive (not aggressive) than a simple "I look forward to hearing from you". The other closing sentences are variations on the theme.

The only suggestion we find questionable with is the last one, which promises that you'll call the hiring manager on X date to follow-up and arrange an interview. That might seem overly aggressive for some roles.Hit the link below to check out the full list.

5 Phrases To Close Your Cover Letter & Land The Interview [Glassdoor Blog]


Comments

    "a strong closing statement in your cover letter may landing you an interview"

    So what got you the journalist job as it certainly wasn't your English skills ;)

    "The only suggestion we find questionable with is the last one, which promises that you’ll call the hiring manager on X date to follow-up and arrange an interview."

    Yes, this kind of comment makes me (a recruiter) cringe (well it would if I read it on a cover letter which I don't typically read) . What makes them think that I want them to call? Can't they just act like a reasonable person and allow us to come back to them as and when we choose to. Even if you are the best candidate, that does not give you entitlement to determine the time frame in which your application is processed.

    I would suggest that making cringe-worthy statements is NOT going to help your application.

    And...

    if you do want to write a cover letter that someone will actually waste their time on by reading, then please, make it short. If the above picture is an example of a Cover Letter (which it appears to be) then there's no way I'd be reading it. Why on Earth would a recruiter waste their time looking through that when they could be reading the resume.

    A Cover Letter basically says "look at my application because I'm great because I think that I meet your requirements for such and such reasons".

    Guess what. I'll be looking at your resume in any case - and I'll decide whether or not you meet the requirements for the position.

    It's like a cake box that says on it - inside is a lovely cake. It has chocolate and cream and is really yummy. Please open the box and have some cake.

    Yeah - I was planning on doing that anyway.

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