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Does Your Cover Letter ASK for the Job Interview?

© Written By Jimmy Sweeney President of CareerJimmy and Author of the brand new, Amazing Cover Letter Creator

Job seekers all over the country miss their golden opportunity to land an interview for the job they want––often for one simple reason. They neglect to ASK for one. They write a great cover letter, listing their accomplishments, their abilities, and the accolades they received for the work they’ve done. But they leave out an essential sentence:

May I come in for an interview?


I would love to interview for this position, can we schedule a time next week?

There is no question that you can and will be called for more job interviews if you take that one step—asking for the opportunity to meet in person. Without the question, your cover letter fails to fully work in your favor. So be sure that every cover letter you write includes a request for a job interview.

Twice is Nice!

Ask for an interview in the beginning of your cover letter and again towards the end. It’s fine to use a friendly tone, but don’t be afraid to be direct too. You’re asking the hiring manager to give you a call and invite you in to talk about the job you both want to fill. This is as basic as it gets. Asking is one of simplest and more effective job-search tips you will read anywhere at any time. I hope you’ll take it to heart, use it, and then watch the results pour in.

- Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new, Amazing Cover Letter Creator." Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, "Job Search Secrets."

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