How to Write a Cover Letter

6. Make Your Requests

Cover letters are your chance to request action. Use the last few sentences of your letter to indicate your interest in an interview or phone call. You might be so bold as to request one, which may even benefit you by showing the employer that you are proactive and interested in moving forward. It may seem obvious, but also ask that the employer to read your resume. The best way to do this is to simply state that you’ve attached your resume and tell them that you look forward to hearing from them. It’s subtle, but it’s a good way to sign-off.