Sometimes your cover letter is the only thing that gets read by potential employers, so it’s important to get it right. You want to describe your skills and how they can help the company without gloating. You also need to close it with a line that calls the recruiter to action. Glassdoor put together these five handy tips for closing a cover letter to land an interview.
1 “I’m very excited to learn more about this opportunity and share how I will be a great fit for your organisation.” This makes the reader aware of your passion for finding out more about the role and shows you’re actively thinking about how you fit into the company culture.
2 “I believe this is a position where my passion for this industry will grow because of the opportunities you provide for your employees.” Tell the employer what is most appealing about the company and how that fits with your ambitions. It shows you’ve thought about your application before making it.
3 “If I’m offered this position I will be ready to hit the ground running and help the company exceed its own expectations for success.” This statement shows you’re ready to take action and will make the employer wonder how you plan to do so.
4 “I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how my qualifications will be beneficial to your organisation’s success.” Make sure your cover letter illustrates how you can help the company, not how the role supports your own goals.
5 “I will call you next Tuesday to follow up on my application and arrange for an interview.” Don’t end your cover letter by leaving it to the employer to get in touch. Entice them to take action by saying you’ll follow up yourself, but don’t make it an empty promise – call them if they don’t call you.
Read the original article at glassdoor.co.uk/blog/18761-2/