In a business communications class last night, we discussed a closing sentence in a cover letter–that is, a letter of application for a job. Here is the sentence:
I look forward to being interviewed for the position.
We argued about whether that sentence is positive and confident or pushy and presumptuous.
What do you think? If you read that sentence at the end of a letter of application from someone who appeared to have all the qualifications you seek, how would you react? Would you be impressed by the applicant's confidence or turned off by the applicant's presumptuousness?
Please share your view. Granted, you have not read the rest of the letter. But how does that sentence feel to you?