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Sample Closing Paragraphs for Cover Letters: Proactive Closers that Will Work With Virtually Any Cover Letter

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by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.

 

What's the best way to end a cover letter? The closing paragraph of your cover letter should accomplish at least two goals:
  • Thanking the hiring decision-maker for considering you.
  • Suggesting an interview and proactively indicating that you plan to follow up your letter (and when you say you plan to follow up the letter, you need to do so) to schedule the interview.

 

Here we present our collection of job-seeker cover letter closers that will work for just about any job-seeker cover letter.

 

Proactive Closers that Will Work With Virtually Any Cover Letter

 

I will follow up this letter with a phone call next week. Thank you for your consideration.

 

I am eager to meet with you. I will contact you in a week to arrange for an interview at your convenience. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail. Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

I would like to meet with you to discuss how my skills align with your company's needs, and I will call you in a week or so to see if we can arrange a meeting. Thank you so much for considering me.

 

I am excited about making a contribution in this position, and I know you won't regret talking to me. I'd like to contact you to set up a meeting. You can reach me in the meantime at [phone number], or by e-mail at [e-mail address]. Thank you for considering me.

 

I am confident that my qualifications are an excellent fit with this position and that it would be expedient for us to meet. I will give you a call early next week to set up an interview. Thank you for your consideration.

 

I would like to meet with you to discuss my credentials and their application to the needs of [name of organization]. I look forward to speaking with you soon and will contact you soon to schedule a time to meet. Thank you for your consideration.

 

I would like to arrange an interview to review the contribution I can make to this position. I appreciate your time and consideration and will contact you to discuss this opportunity in the near future.

 

My education, skills, and experience will enable me to help address these current challenges. I would like to arrange an interview to discuss the contribution I can make to [name of organization]. I appreciate your time and consideration and will contact you to discuss this opportunity in the near future.

 

My education, credentials, experience, and enthusiasm for doing quality work would be a positive addition to your organization. I look forward to the opportunity to further discuss the possibility of a position. I'll contact you in the near future to schedule a meeting; feel free also to call or e-mail me.

 

I'd like to set up an interview at your convenience and will call you at the beginning of the month to schedule it. You may also reach me during business hours at or leave a message at [phone number].

 

I know you won't regret talking to me about this position. I would be happy to provide samples of my work. I'd like to contact you soon to set up a time to talk. You can reach me at [phone number] or by email at [e-mail address] in the meantime. Thank you for considering me.

 

I am eager to advance the success of your company, and I am convinced that it would be advantageous to set up a meeting. I plan to contact your office in two weeks to arrange such a meeting. Should you desire to contact me in the meantime, I can be reached at [phone number].

 

May I ask you to read my resume and then allow me to contact you in the near future for an appointment? In the interim, please feel free to call me at [phone number]. I look forward to meeting you and thank you for your time and consideration.

 

I am positive my experience and talents would be useful to you, and I will call you soon to discuss an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you.

 

I'd like to meet with you to see if I can do for you what I did for [name of most recent previous employer]. I'll contact you in two weeks to arrange a meeting.

 

I'd like to meet with you to discuss what I can do for your organization. I'll contact you next week to arrange a meeting. Should you wish to reach me before then, please call [phone number]. Thank you for considering my application.

 

I am eager to meet with you. I will contact you in a week to arrange for an interview at your convenience. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me at my number listed above.

 

My professional background makes me an invaluable asset to [name of employer], and I am ready to contribute to your company. I will contact you next week to set up an appointment to meet and discuss how my background would best fit your needs. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact me. Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

I would welcome an opportunity to discuss this position and my qualifications with you in person. I will contact you in the next week to schedule an appointment. I can be reached at [phone number]. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to sharing more of my background with you.

 

I will contact your office within a week regarding an interview. If, on reviewing my credentials in the meantime, you agree that I am the person you need, please contact me at [phone number].

 

I would like to be considered for this position, in which I'm convinced that someone of my background could make a significant contribution. I will contact you soon to arrange for an interview. Should you require any additional information, I can be reached using the contact information listed above.

 

My education, credentials, experience, and enthusiasm for doing quality work, while motivating others to do the same, would be a positive addition to your organization. I look forward to the opportunity to further discuss the possibility of working for you. I will call you soon to schedule a meeting; feel free also to call or e-mail me.

 

I am positive it would be worthwhile for us to meet. I will contact you in a week to arrange a meeting. Should you have any questions before that time, please feel free to reach me by phone at [phone number], or by e-mail at [e-mail address].

 

I will contact you next week to ensure that you received my materials and see if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting with you and thank you for your consideration.

 

If your organization is looking to get the most out of its human resources, I strongly encourage you to consider me for this position. I will contact you soon to arrange for an interview. Should you require any additional information, I can be contacted at the phone number or e-mail address listed above.

 

I look forward to the opportunity of meeting with you and will call you next week to make an appointment.

 

I would like to have the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how I might enhance your company's success. I will contact you soon to arrange a meeting. Should you wish to reach me in the meantime, you may call me at [phone number]. I appreciate your time and consideration.

 

I would like to discuss my qualifications more fully with you in the near future. I will call you soon to see if we can find an agreeable time.

 

I look forward to meeting with you to discuss my interest and qualifications and would like to contact you to arrange an appointment. You may also reach me at [phone number]. Thank you for your consideration.

 

I will contact you soon to arrange a convenient interview time. Should you wish to contact me, please contact me via e-mail. Thank you for your consideration.

 

I would certainly like to put my solid work ethic, skills, experience, and education to work for [name of employer]. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss my employment potential. I plan to contact you to arrange a meeting. I can also be reached at [phone number]. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to meeting with you.

 

As an ambitious team player/leader who learns quickly and exercises sound judgment, I am confident that my qualifications and your needs are an excellent fit. I am convinced that it would be in both our best interests to meet. I can make myself available for an appointment at your earliest convenience, and I will contact you soon to arrange a meeting. Please also feel free to call me at [phone number].

 

I am confident that my qualifications and your needs are an excellent fit, and it would be in both our best interests to meet. I can make myself available for an appointment at your earliest convenience, and I will contact you soon to arrange a meeting. Please also feel free to call me at [phone number].

 

Confident that my skills and experience meet your requirements, I would welcome a chance to meet with you in person to discuss your need and my suitability in greater detail. I will contact you in a week to arrange a meeting. Should you have any questions before that time, please feel free to contact me at [phone number] or by e-mail at [e-mail address].

 

I will contact you soon to arrange a preliminary phone interview in advance of a meeting. Should you have any questions before that time, you may reach me using the contact information above.

 

I am convinced that it would be mutually beneficial for us to meet. I will contact you in the near future to arrange an interview. I am eager to demonstrate my abilities. Should you have any questions before my call, please don't hesitate to contact me at [phone number] or via e-mail at [e-mail address]. Thanks so much for your consideration.

 

I am excited about making a contribution in this position. Because my skills are an excellent match for the job, I am convinced we should meet so I can demonstrate how I can apply my background to this position for our mutual benefit. I will contact you soon to arrange a meeting. In the meantime, should you wish to reach me, you can contact me at [phone number].

 

If, after reviewing my resume, you agree that I may be able to contribute to your organization's goals, I would appreciate the opportunity to meet you personally. I'll phone you in two weeks to make an appointment.

 

After reviewing my credentials, I am sure you will agree that I am the person you need. Please contact me at the home number listed above so that we can arrange an interview.

 

I confident that my qualifications are an excellent fit with the needs of your company and that it would be worthwhile for us to meet. I will contact you soon to schedule an interview. Should you wish to contact me before that time, you may reach me during business hours at [phone number]. Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

I will contact you soon to arrange for a personal interview. Should you require any additional information, you can contact me at the phone number listed above or by e-mail.

 

I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to be included on your interviewing schedule. I will follow up this letter with a phone call to check on my status. Thank you very much for your consideration.

 

I am certain my joining your organization's team would be mutually beneficial, yet I feel these pages can convey only a limited sense of my qualifications. I will contact you soon to discuss the possibility of arranging a meeting to further discuss my credentials. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me at [phone number]. Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

To discuss this possibility further, I will contact you early next month. You may alternatively reach me by phone at [phone number]. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

I would like to request a meeting with you. I will contact you within a week to arrange a time. Should you have any questions before that time, you may reach me at my home number listed above.

 

Strongly believing that it would be worthwhile for us to meet, I will contact you within a few days to arrange a meeting. If you should have any questions before that time, you may reach me during the day at [phone number], or e-mail me at [e-mail address].

 

I am confident that my professional knowledge, working experience, motivation, and organizational ability will help me to perform the job effectively. I would be very interested in meeting with you and discussing how I can contribute to your corporation. I would like to contact you to schedule a meeting.

 

I am convinced that my qualifications are well suited to meet the challenges of this position. I will contact you soon to arrange an interview. If you would like to contact me, I may be reached at [phone number]. Thank you for your attention and consideration.

 

The combination of skills I've described in this letter gives me a solid foundation upon which to make an immediate and meaningful contribution to your establishment. If upon reviewing my qualifications you agree that I would be able to contribute to the plans and goals of [name of employer], I would be pleased to meet with you to further discuss my background. I will contact you soon to arrange a meeting. Should you have any questions before that time, you may reach me at [phone number] or by e-mail at [e-mail address].

 

I am convinced that you will find my qualifications strong enough to justify an interview to explore mutual interests. I will be calling you in a week or so. Should you need any additional information, please contact me. Again, thanks for your consideration.

 

I will be calling you in the near future so that we can discuss how I can serve your company in increasing sales and market share. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me at [phone number]. Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Given my experience, qualities and attitude, I am confident that I will add to the success of your firm and would like to request an interview. I will call you soon to further discuss my qualifications for the job. Thank you for your time and consideration

 

I want to bring my passion to your mission. I would like to request an interview to more fully demonstrate the fit between my talents and the achievement of your business goals. You provide the coffee; I'll bring my performance portfolio. I appreciate your consideration.

 

I will follow up this letter with a phone call next week.

 

I would like to have the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how I might enhance your company's success. I will contact you soon to arrange a meeting. Should you wish to reach me in the meantime, you may call me at [phone number]. I appreciate your time and consideration.

 

I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to be meet with you. I will follow up this letter with a phone call to arrange an interview. Should you wish to speak to me before then, you can reach me during the day at [phone number]. I thank you for considering me and look forward to meeting with you.

 

I am confident that my professional knowledge, working experience, motivation and organization ability will enable me to perform effectively for you. I would be very interested in meeting with you and discussing how I can contribute to your organization. I will call you soon to schedule a meeting.

 

I am confident that it would be worthwhile for us to meet. I will give your secretary a call in the near future to schedule an appointment. Should you have any questions about my interests or qualifications in the meantime, please feel free to call me at [phone number]. I thank you for considering me for the position and look forward to meeting with you.

 

I am convinced that it would be mutually fruitful for us to discuss how I can contribute to your organization's ongoing success. I will contact you next week to set up a meeting. If you'd like to reach me before that, please call [phone number].

 

I am excited about making a contribution in this position. Because my skills are an excellent match for the job, I am convinced we should meet so I can demonstrate how I can apply my abilities and training to this position for our mutual benefit. I will contact you soon to arrange a meeting. In the meantime, should you wish to reach me, you can contact me at [phone number].

 

I know I can be a key player on your team, and I would like the chance to prove that to you in an interview scheduled at your convenience. Within a short time of your receiving this letter, I'll contact you personally to arrange a face-to-face meeting, but please feel free to call me sooner at the number listed above or e-mail me. I am looking forward to meeting with you and bringing my talents to [name employer].

 

Knowing how pressed you must be to fill this position, I will contact your office within a week regarding an interview. If, on reviewing my credentials in the meantime, you agree that I am the person you need, please contact me at the home number listed above.

 

Since my experience and knowledge fit your requirements exactly, I am clearly one of the people you'll want to see. I plan to call you the week of [date] to see about setting up an interview. In the meantime, please feel free to call me at my home number as listed above. I look forward to our meeting. Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

I am eager to meet with you. I will contact you soon to arrange for an interview at your convenience. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail. Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

I look forward to speaking with you about my previous experiences in relation to my potential contributions to [name of employer] within the next couple of weeks. I will contact you as to a potential meeting date and time.

 

I would like to be considered for a position in which someone of my background could make a contribution. I will contact you soon to arrange for an interview. Should you require any additional information, I can be reached using the contact information listed above.

 

I am convinced that it would be mutually beneficial for us to meet. I will contact you soon to arrange an appointment. Should you wish to speak to me in the meantime, you may reach me at [contact info]. Thank you for considering my qualifications.

 

I know you won't regret giving me an opportunity to show you what I can do. I am very interested in working for your company, and I am confident that you will be happy with my performance. I will contact you soon to explore the next steps.

 

I am very excited about the possibility of joining your team, and I am confident that you will be happy with my performance. I will contact you soon to see about the next step in the process. Should you wish to speak to me in the meantime, you may reach me at [phone number]. Thank you again for meeting with me and considering my qualifications.

 

I'd like to meet with you to discuss adding value to your firm and client companies as I've done for my previous employers. I'll contact you next week to arrange a meeting. Should you wish to reach me before then, please call [phone number].

 

I hope this letter introduces me well and that you take the opportunity to get to know me better through an interview. I would enjoy talking to you on the phone or visiting the area to learn more about [name of employer] and the position, so I'll call you next week to see if we can pinpoint a time to meet.

 

I'd like to ask if I may meet with you to review my accomplishments and qualifications. To that end, I will phone soon to schedule an interview. I thank you most kindly for your consideration of me for this exciting position.

 

I am positive my qualifications are an excellent fit with the position, and it would be mutually beneficial for us to meet. I will call you early next week to set up an interview appointment.

 


 

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Katharine Hansen, PhD, QuintCareers.com Creative Director Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., creative director and associate publisher of Quintessential Careers, is an educator, author, and blogger who provides content for Quintessential Careers, edits QuintZine, an electronic newsletter for jobseekers, and blogs about storytelling in the job search at A Storied Career. Katharine, who earned her PhD in organizational behavior from Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH, is author of Dynamic Cover Letters for New Graduates and A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Job Market (both published by Ten Speed Press), as well as Top Notch Executive Resumes (Career Press); and with Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., Dynamic Cover Letters, Write Your Way to a Higher GPA (Ten Speed), and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Study Skills (Alpha). Visit her personal Website or reach her by e-mail at kathy(at)quintcareers.com. Check out Dr. Hansen on GooglePlus.

 


 

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