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Cover Letter Magic: 4 Ways To ASK For The Job Interview - And Get It!
Just how important it is to ASK for the job interview clearly and directly in your cover letter?
So the question remains: how effectively are you ASKING? The following four ways will help you nail down many more job interviews. Try them all and see which ones work best for you.
FOUR Surefire Ways To Effectively Ask For The Job Interview In Your Cover Letter
1. Attract attention with a great headline using Bold Title Caps right below the greeting in your cover letter.
May We Meet In Person To Discuss This Position?
2. Focus on your qualifications in the beginning of your letter.
I feel confident I'm one of the applicants best suited for this position. I'd welcome the opportunity to meet you in person so we can discuss how I might best be suited to help [company name]. Here are some of the responsibilities I've held over the past five years.
3. Be specific about time in your final paragraph.
I'd like to schedule an interview with you in the next two weeks. What day and time work best for you? I promise to keep our meeting short and specific.
4. Communicate enthusiasm at the end of your letter.
I'm excited about meeting you in person to discuss my qualifications. You can reach me immediately on my cell phone: 555-555-5555. Thanks again for your time.
Give up the "wait and hope" job search technique. Use the "ask for the interview" method instead and you will land quality meetings that bring results! Take charge of your future now by asking for what you want.
Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the new, "Amazing Cover Letter Creator." Jimmy has written several career-related books and his unique, "think-outside-the-job-search-box" style, make his articles a job-seeker favorite. Jimmy is regularly published on some of the Internet's largest career web sites.
Who else wants their phone ringing off the hook with more quality job interviews? Visit Jimmy on the web right now at http://www.Amazing-Cover-Letters.com for your 'instant' cover letter today.
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