18 “Thank You For Your Consideration” Alternatives

thank you for your consideration alternatives

There’s a variety of settings where you might say the phrase, thank you for your consideration. It could be during a job application process, where you place it on your cover letter. Or it could be after an interview has occurred, where you use it as a closing statement.

Saying “thank you for your consideration” might sound nice, but what are some better alternatives? Let’s jump into why you should try a few alternatives to this popular phrase.

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Why Look For Alternatives

The phrase “thank you for your consideration” in a business setting lacks confidence. That is the primary reason why you should use the alternatives mentioned further in this article.

When you say this phrase, it’s almost as if you are pleased with the fact that you are present. Versus asking for the full opportunity. It’s okay if you want to express your gratitude to the receiver (in any setting it might be). But it is going to be a better way to close the setting if you use an alternative.

Related: Thank You Email After Interview: Complete Guide, 10+ Samples

Common Places For This Phrase To Be Used

There’s a variety of business settings where you might use this statement to close the conversation. Here are a few:

In all of these situations, you are closing out the conversation and showing your gratitude to the reader or receiver.

Alternatives By Business Scenario

Below are examples by what your intentions are with the closing phrase. For example, if you are ending an interview, you might want to choose a phrase that’s different than when you’re ending a business letter.

Related: How To End A Letter: Examples Of Salutations, Closings, Sign Offs

When ending a phone interview

When ending a phone interview, it’s great to show your appreciation for the persons time and your excitement about moving forward.

Related: 2 Best Thank You Emails To Send After A Phone Interview

When ending an in person interview

When ending an interview in person, it’s similar to a phone interview. Show your appreciation for their time but review the conversation that was had.

When ending a business letter

When ending a “thank you” note or business letter, the best thing you can do is to show appreciation for the professionals time in reading your letter.

When ending a cover letter

When ending a cover letter, you’ll want to use a phrase that shows you are excited about the potential of working together and thankful of the person for reading your letter.

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author: patrick algrim
About the author

Patrick Algrim is an experienced executive who has spent a number of years in Silicon Valley hiring and coaching some of the world’s most valuable technology teams. Patrick has been a source for Human Resources and career related insights for Forbes, Glassdoor, Entrepreneur, Recruiter.com, SparkHire, and many more.


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