How to write a conclusion for a cover letter

Posted by Fed Finance Canada in Our employment advice
Posted at 30/01/2024
How to write a conclusion for a cover letter
The importance of a powerful conclusion to a cover letter cannot be underestimated. 

After carefully presenting your qualifications and motivations, you must end your letter on a positive and convincing note. Here are our tips for a solid conclusion that will leave a lasting impression.

En quoi la conclusion d’une lettre de présentation est importante?

As Gérard de Narval said: "It's all in the ending". The conclusion is your ultimate means of making yourself heard. It leaves a lasting impression since it's the last element the reader assimilates, and a positive conclusion can reinforce their favorable perception of you.

Best way to end a cover letter

We've already given you tips on how to write an effective cover letter, but we thought we'd take the time to look at how to end it right. You might want to reread the article, because we won't be saying the same things. However, there are tips that apply to the end of a cover letter as much as to its body. For example, you should avoid being too arrogant in the way you highlight your skills, and on the opposite, don't crush yourself in front of the recruiter.

  • Briefly summarize your key skills and relevant experience.
  • Express your enthusiasm and interest by explaining why you are particularly interested in this opportunity.
  • End your cover letter with a call to action, inviting the recruiter to continue the conversation. You can provide your full contact details to make it easier to get in touch.
  • Don't forget to thank the reader for taking the time to read your letter and consider your application.
  • End with a polite greeting, because you're a polite person, and everyone likes politeness.
  • Having an electronic signature, showing your number, your social networks like LinkedIn or any other relevant information, can be a big plus!

The polite way to end a cover letter

The aim here is not to use the classic, old-fashioned "Please accept the assurance of my most sincere and warmest regards" greeting, because it won't be believed, and it won't have any impact. It will only help your cover letter join the pile of boring, sad letters.

Keep it short, punchy and concise. After saying thank you, greet the recruiter and wish them a nice day, or good luck in their recruitment process. "Please accept my regards" or a similar greeting also works.

How do you conclude a cover letter originally?

In some cases, you might be tempted to try something original to set yourself apart from other candidates, depending on the impression you get from reading the job offer, or the energy the company radiates. It's a good idea! But it's risky.

The most important thing is that you stick to the same thread: an impactful conclusion that calls for action.

"I'm ready to take on the challenge of turning numbers into opportunities with you. Let me demonstrate how my skills can be the catalyst for significant growth. The ball is in your court to discuss this further."

"I'm convinced that our next conversation could be the solution to our problems: you'll have found the right candidate for you, and I'll have found the right company for me."

"I must leave you now, as I'm coming to the end of the page, but I'd very much like to learn more about what you expect from your future employee (me)."

"If you already like certain things about my profile, please know that I'm saving the best for the interview. I'll be available in the morning before 11am so we can learn more about each other."

"I'm not just going to wait for your call, but I'm also going to commit to sending you an email next week to simplify your process. Proactive communication is my promise, and I look forward to hearing from you soon."

How to end a cover letter: examples for different jobs

Here are a few examples of sentences you can use to conclude your cover letter:

  • "I am convinced that my project management skills and passion for innovation could bring real added value to your team. I look forward to discussing my application further at an interview."
  • "Having followed your company's sustainability projects with interest, I'm excited about the opportunity to contribute to your mission as a member of your team. I would love to discuss my vision and passion for environmental protection in person."
  • "I am convinced that my strong background in customer service and my passion for delivering an elevated customer experience make me an ideal candidate for this position. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss my application and my ability to contribute to your company in more detail."
  • "As an accountant with over 6 years' experience in financial management and accounting, I am convinced that my expertise can make a significant contribution to your business... I would like to learn more about the position and would be delighted to meet you to discuss the subject."

Conclude your job search with Fed Finance!

The conclusion of a cover letter is your last chance to leave a positive and memorable impression. By following these tips and adapting your conclusion to your own situation, you can create a compelling cover letter that will set you apart from other candidates.

Remember to remain professional and enthusiastic throughout your letter, and to conclude with confidence. Are you looking for a job in finance? If so, it's our recruiters you need to impress! Send us your application so we can meet. 😊