The closing of your cover letter is likely the last a hiring manager will hear from you before deciding on the fate of your application. If your qualifications have found your potential employer’s favor up to that point, don’t let your last few words divert you from an imminent interview and toward the rejection pile. Thankfully, once you’ve reached this point, the hardest writing and formatting work should be behind you.
Wrap up your cover letter similarly to how it should have begun: by reiterating your interest in the role. This time, however, you’ll want to equally emphasize your interest in following up with an interview. Sure, you’ll want to neatly package that sentiment alongside reminders of why you’re qualified, that you’ve attached your resume, and that you can readily answer any burning questions from the hiring manager. But since you should have already laid out every impressive qualification elsewhere, keep this section brief. A few lines should be plenty.
From here, all that’s left is the closing salutation. Thank the reader for their time and politely sign off. Don’t try to impress with anything fancy or clever; a standalone line saying something like “Thank you for your time and consideration” is all you should need.
Follow up a line below with a sensible “Sincerely,” or “Warm regards,” before hitting the return key again and signing your name underneath. Attempting to be cute or memorable with salutations like “With love” or “XOXO” could tarnish all of the other hard work you’ve put into your application.
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