- Oct 20, 2008
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At the end of all my cover letters, I always write something along the lines of, "Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss blah blah blah." Do you think that the "the" implies an expectation -- perhaps even an arrogant assumption -- that they will be giving me an interview? Should I replace it with "I look forward to an opportunity..." to suggest hopefulness? I've received several interviews so far.. but just in case as I apply to more firms. Thanks! Oh, P.S. I have this sentence for a cover letter to a consulting firm, "I believe this is a testament to the effectiveness of the company’s recommendations and blah blah blah." I was thinking about changing it to "company's consulting capabilities" or something along those lines. Maybe "strategic recommendations." I dunno. Thoughts? Am I being too analytical/anal? Edit: It's a boutique consulting firm. I obviously wouldn't say consulting capabilities if I were applying to MBB or one of the top tier consulting firms. I'm worried that 'consulting capabilities' kind of has that implication that the firm isn't a huge consultancy, or rather, that it makes it salient that it's not one. Dunno if I'm explaining that right.