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How to End a Business Letter: 10 Best Letter Closings
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How you end a letter is important. Choose the wrong closing, and you might damage the goodwill you have built up in the rest of your communication. Your closing needs to leave the reader with positive feelings about you and the letter you have written. In closing your letter, it is important to use an appropriately respectful and professional word or phrase. Most formal letter closing options are reserved, but note that there are degrees of warmth and familiarity among the options. Above all, your closing should be appropriate. Ideally, your message will resonate instead of your word choice.
You are just out of college and you saw a job advertisement for a job you really like, so you submitted your resume and cover letter — just as the job ad said you should do. However, weeks have passed by and you have not heard anything back from the employer. The reason for this may be that your cover letter did not capture the attention of the employer so that he or she wants to continue reading and getting to know more about you. The first thing you want to do is to get your potential employer impressed, not annoyed.
Writing a cover letter can feel like a struggle between simply checking all the boxes on your job application and using the opportunity to show what makes you a uniquely qualified candidate. One part of the process that often flies under the radar is how to end a cover letter. Your cover letter ending should not be underestimated in its ability to help you move forward in the hiring process.