How do you guys feel about them? I say this from the applicant point of view, so I would be interested to see what those of you in hiring positions have to say.

I've never included it before (in part because my cover letters tend to run long as I try to fit in mentions of my many many many skills :P). But one of my alma mater's career counselors advised including a "I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about the position and your organization" line at the end to prompt being asked for an interview.

I feel like if they like my cover letter and resume, they'll request to interview me anyway because that's how hiring works.

But I'm trying to be proactive so....think it's a worthwhile addition?