Aug 20, 2018 - 01:58 AM
To end the cover letter, make one final statement about the type of employee you are, combined with a strong summary of your value in the workplace. This sentence should express how hiring you will be of benefit to both you and the company.
Include a call to action by asking for an interview or opportunity to follow up. Make sure that your contact information is on the letter. You can also explain the best methods and times to contact you. If you offer to follow up, be sure that you do so in the timeframe described in the letter. Finally, thank the reader for his or her time and consideration.
Before submitting the letter, proofread the content multiple times to ensure that you send both an error-free cover letter and resume. Read the letter aloud to help catch errors and unnecessary words. The cover letter should help represent you and the quality of work you can bring to the organization.
Dec 18, 2018 - 02:48 PM
Many job applicants make the mistake of not thanking the person who will read the cover letter. Don’t make this mistake. Be sure to thank the reader, for the reader could very well be the hiring manager for the job. You also want to write something like “I’m attaching my resume for your reference.” You want the cover letter reader to know that they should look for your resume. You also want it to be very clear that you’re resume is attached.
Although your contact information is likely already in the header of your cover letter, you need to include contact information again in the final paragraph of your cover letter. It is utterly critical that it be very clear to the reader how you can be reached. You could say something like, "Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions at 555-123-4567, or firstname.lastname@example.org."
And last but certainly not least, be sure to re-mention the job title and company name in the final paragraph. You likely mentioned this at the beginning of your cover letter, but it should be mentioned again at the close of the cover letter. You want to remind the reader (who again, could very well be the hiring manager) which job you’re going for. When you re-mention the job title and company, note how excited you are about the possibility of taking on the job and working for the company.