by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.
What’s the best way to end a cover letter? The closing paragraph of your cover letter should accomplish at least two goals:
- Thanking the hiring decision-maker for considering you.
- Suggesting an interview and proactively indicating that you plan to follow up your letter (and when you say you plan to follow up the letter, you need to do so) to schedule the interview.
Here we present our collection of job-seeker cover letter closers that work for job-seekers working with recruiters.
Closing Paragraphs for Cover Letters to Recruiters
I will duplicate and build on the results I’ve described here for your client. I am poised to hit the ground running, given the right opportunity to play a key role in a growing company. Please call me next week.
Thank you for reviewing my credentials. Please contact me should you need additional information to assess my qualifications.
If you have any questions, need references, or want to discuss a potential opportunity to fill a client’s requirement, please give me a call.
Please call so that we can talk about your client assignments that could use my experience and talents.
Should you have a current or emerging search for a [name of position], perhaps it would be worthwhile for us to talk and investigate how I might be able to successfully satisfy your client’s requirements.
After you’ve had a chance to review my background, I’d like to call to get your reactions and comments.
I would welcome a discussion regarding any possibilities of which you are aware. Could we talk in the next week or so?
I would like to meet or talk with you to see if your clients need someone with my capabilities. I’ll call you next week to introduce myself.
Thank you for reviewing my background. Please contact me if I could satisfy one of your search assignments.
Please review my background in light of your present search assignments, and contact me regarding positions that require my management skills.
Please review my background relative to your current search assignments and contact me if you need additional information. I can be reached at [phone number]. Let’s talk soon.
I would like to meet with you and/or your client in an interview, where I can provide a portfolio of work samples. Reach me anytime on my mobile phone at [phone number]. I thank you most sincerely for your time and consideration.
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Questions about some of the terminology used in this article? Get more information (definitions and links) on key college, career, and job-search terms by going to our Job-Seeker’s Glossary of Job-Hunting Terms.
Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., creative director and associate publisher of Quintessential Careers, is an educator, author, and blogger who provides content for Quintessential Careers, edits QuintZine, an electronic newsletter for jobseekers, and blogs about storytelling in the job search at A Storied Career. Katharine, who earned her PhD in organizational behavior from Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH, is author of Dynamic Cover Letters for New Graduates and A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Job Market (both published by Ten Speed Press), as well as Top Notch Executive Resumes (Career Press); and with Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., Dynamic Cover Letters, Write Your Way to a Higher GPA (Ten Speed), and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Study Skills (Alpha). Visit her personal Website or reach her by e-mail at kathy(at)quintcareers.com. Check out Dr. Hansen on GooglePlus.
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