Close Cover Letter with Thanks and an Action Statement


TeenaRoseBook.jpg The last paragraph of your cover letter is just two simple sentences. The first is a confident statement that repeats the step you’d like the employer to take, such as “I look forward to an interview with you at your earliest convenience.” The second thanks the reader for his or her time and consideration. Skip another line or two; type the phrase “Sincerely” or “Very truly yours,” lined up with your address and personal information in the top right hand corner; skip another three to five lines; and type your name.

This tip is excerpted with permission from Designing a Cover Letter to “Wow” Hiring Personnel, an e-book by Teena Rose. For more cover-letter tips, visit Teena’s Bookstore to download your copy for $27.77. You can also download a free 19-page excerpt.