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Use Cover-Letter Fourth Paragraph to Request Next Step


TeenaRoseBook.jpg In your fourth paragraph, don’t end with a lackluster phrase such as “I look forward to hearing from you.” Be proactive and request the next step. If you are interested in scheduling an interview, say so … and then tell the employer that you will follow up in a specified period of time. Give information about where and when you can be contacted if the employer wants to call you first to schedule or needs more information, or mention when you’ll be in town if you live out of the area.

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.