How to end a cover letter.

Your cover letter is just as important as your resume. Here’s how to close a cover letter in a professional way.

Your cover letter introduces you to the hiring manager, HR representative, or recruiter. It should outline why you’re interested in the position and why you’re the best candidate. Your cover letter should also help sell your application to whoever reads it.

And when it comes to closing your cover letter, there’s proper etiquette to follow. Use the two tips below to end your cover letter like a professional.

Express gratitude.

Managers, HR reps, and recruiters sift through countless cover letters to find the right match. That’s why it’s important you thank them for reviewing yours. It’s polite, it’s respectful, and it could help your cover letter stand out among all the others.

Remember to keep your closing professional. So instead of saying “cheers,” opt for a more appropriate salutation like “thank you for your time and consideration.”

Include contact information.

Let the hiring team know how to reach you when you conclude your cover letter, even if your contact information is already at the top of it or on your resume.

You want to gently remind whoever reads your letter that you’re available by phone and email. But instead of listing out your contact information, mention it in your closing sentence as a way to entice hiring managers to schedule an interview.

Lastly, don’t forget to write out your full name and include a signature underneath. If you type out your cover letter, you can easily insert your electronic signature via Word.

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