Believe it or not, a bad closing to your cover letter can ruin an otherwise great effort. One of the most common mistakes people make when writing an ending is using passive language. Here are a few examples:
- "I look forward to hearing back from you in the near future."
- "If you wish to discuss my qualifications further, get back to me."
- "I think you will find that my qualifications really fit well with your position, and I hope to hear back from you."
- "I will contact you within the week to follow up on my application. Meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or requests. Thank you for your time and your consideration."
- "I have enclosed my resume, which will contain additional details about my qualifications. If you have any additional questions, please contact me. I look forward to discussing the job with you in the coming weeks."
- "Thank you for taking the time to review my credentials. I would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have at your convenience."
- "I appreciate you considering me for this position. I will contact you soon so we can discuss my qualifications further, and see if we can find a time to schedule an interview."