So you've done everything right, prepared well, executed in the interview and developed a nice rapport with your interviewer. If you are like most candidates you will leave out one critical step, telling employers directly that you would really like the job. Everything being equal the most eager candidate will often gain an edge in a competitive selection scenario.
So how/when do you convey this vital information to an employer? Of course, you begin by articulating a solid basis for your interest in your cover letter and in response to interview questions like "why did you apply for this position". However few candidates take the extra step of making a closing statement at the end of the interview clearing indicating that they really want that job.
Sample wording might go like this: "I appreciate very much the perspective you have shared about this job and working fo ABC company. Our meeting has spiked my interest and made it clear that this would be be a very exciting opportunity for me to apply my creative energies and event planning skills. I hope to hear from you soon and want you to know that I would love to be hired for this job!"
Your follow up letter provides a final opportunity to convey your interest and reiterate briefly why the job is an excellent fit. When a job appeals to you, don't be shy about directly asking for the job at the end of an interview as it can separate you from the competition!