Being tasked with writing a recommendation later is a huge privilege and an absolutely massive responsibility. The content and the style of your recommendation letter will have an effect on whether somebody is able to get a job or not. You therefore need to make sure that you get it absolutely perfect. On this page […]
What many people who apply for jobs fail to realize is that your cover letter is without a doubt one of the most important parts of your application.
After all, it is the best way for the potential employer to get to know your personality, and it really is the cover letter that will help set you apart from all of the other applicants.
You probably know by now that it should be individually tailored for each job. However, the thing that most people struggle with is how to end a cover letter, and that is what I want to discuss in this article.
In my opinion, one of the best ways to end a cover letter is to say that you are going to take further action. This means ending your cover letter by telling the employer that you have intent to call or email them at a certain time. Of course, make sure that you do actually keep to this promise!
This shows the employer that you are interested in the position and you are willing to take action. I suggest you say that you will contact them in one or two weeks to find out the status of your application (how you word this is up to you).
I also suggest that you leave it open to them to get in touch with you if they have any questions or wish to follow up the application sooner.
I do not suggest ending your cover letter with “I hope to hear back from you soon.” Honestly, you need to be the one taking action on your job application, and your employer will love that you are being proactive, no matter how big or small the position is.
Finally, in your cover letter, don’t forget to thank your potential employer for reading through your cover letter, but perhaps more importantly, don’t forget to tell them the times that you will be unavailable to interview or contact.
After all, there is nothing worse than having a potential employer call you and them realizing that you are not free! They won’t call back again; trust me on that one.
Bear these tips in mind, and you will find that you get a lot of bites on your cover letter. You will probably end up with more interviews than you thought possible! Just make sure that you get the rest of the content absolutely perfect.