Tip: Don't let your closing ruin everything
You've nailed your intro, stuck to one page, and made sure your cover letter does its one job perfectly. Now all you have to do is end the letter without ruining everything.
Which one of these endings ruins everything?
Closing A. Polite and mild: "Thank you for your consideration."
Closing B. Confident and urgent: "Thank you for your consideration. I will call your office on Monday to schedule an in-person interview."
Closing C. Confident and helpful: "Thank you for your consideration. I am available to start work on two weeks' notice."
Closing D. Confident and hopeful: "Thank you for your consideration. I'm looking forward to talking with you about this position."
A, B, and C are all pretty bad, but B is the absolute worst thing you can write at the end of a cover letter. Let's take a look at what each kind of closing does to your letter.
What they mean
Closing A. Verdict: Meh: This is the stock closing, and it does no harm to your pitch. All it does is waste space, and since you've been diligent about keeping your letter focused and brief, it's a crime to waste space with a weak ending.