Cover Letters for Resume Third Paragraph

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  • In cover letters for resume you should state what you intend to do
  • Unless the job listing asks you not to call then it's a good idea to state your intention to contact them later yourself
  • Offer to meet in person if you submitted your resume electronically and have never met your interviewer. Be specific about when you are available to meet.
  • Thank them for considering you for the position

The third paragraph of cover letters for resume should let your employer know what action you intend to take. Let them know that you want an interview.

Give them a call

If the job listing says something like, “Do not call” then you don’t have much choice but to turn in your application and wait. However, if your future employer didn’t put “Do not call” in the listing then you have the freedom to inform them that you intend to contact them. Give them some time to look over all the applications, then if they haven’t already called you, give them a call. Mark your calendar, or enter it into your smart phone with an alarm so you won’t forget. Two weeks is a reasonable time to wait before giving them a call.

Meeting them in person

If you submitted your resume online or by email and have never met your future employer in person, this paragraph would be a good time to offer to drop in for a personal meeting.

Do not...

Do not call too soon, do not call repeatedly, and by all means, do not go there unless invited, or unless you have stated in the cover letter that you intend to come by at a certain time. You don’t want to appear desperate or overbearing.

And here's the sample!

I would like the opportunity to interview with you. I will contact you in the next two weeks to see if you require any additional information about my qualifications. I would be glad to provide any additional information as needed. I will be in the area on Tuesday morning between 10:00am and 12:00pm and would like to meet you in person. Please let me know if that would be an acceptable time to come by. Thank you for considering me for this position.

Why is this a good closing paragraph?

The person has stated briefly that they want to interview. They have offered to meet in person (remember to do this only if you haven't met before) and have stated their intention to contact them later. He has been specific about when he will be available to meet. Overall this is a very good closing paragraph for cover letters for resume.

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