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Cover Letter Example
[Number, Street Name]
[Boston, MA 29290]
[October 13, 2020]
[Corporate Hiring Manager]
[Consultancy Group X]
[Number, Street Name]
[Boston, MA 34234]
Dear Mr. Anderson,
With reference to your job posting on [website.com] under section [‘Vacancies’], I would like to apply for the junior consultant position at [Consultancy Group X] in Boston, MA. I had the pleasure of speaking with [Name Surname] at the MA Consulting Event in Boston, and he suggested that I contact you about the job opening. As a long-term admirer of [CGX], I want you to consider this application for a consultancy position in your department.
To shortly introduce myself, my name is [Thomas Green] and I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in Finance at the London School of Economics (LSE) with an expected completion date of May 2021. I regularly read [CGX’s] reports on financial services and the insights delivered by [Name Surname]. These reports are exceptional in terms of quantitative problem-solving and more accurate compared to most other consultancies. I am thrilled about the prospect of joining [CGX], hence getting the opportunity to work and learn from the best consultants in the industry. I am convinced that my problem-solving, analytical and interpersonal skills could be of great contribution to your team.
I am, with a GPA of 3.9 among the 12% of students with the best academic results. In my master’s program at LSE, I got selected as top of the class to tutor a group of 15 students by reinforcing Corporate Finance learning concepts and by correcting and evaluating the group’s investment recommendations. I had the privilege to present our investment strategy at a client meeting with senior management of [Consultancy Group Y]. I was praised by management for my strong leadership capacity and ability to communicate complex ideas.
I truly believe that my analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills would make me a valuable asset to [CGX]. Therefore, I welcome the opportunity to demonstrate my insights on [Topic] in a personal meeting. I have included my resume for your review. If you have any questions about my application or would like to know more, please do not hesitate to be in contact via [Email Address] or [Phone number]. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
Writing Tips For Junior Consultants
- In a formal cover letter you need to use a formal font type and font size: ‘Verdana’, ‘Calibri’, ‘Arial’ and ‘Times New Roman’ with a 10 to 12-point font size will do. Don’t use novelty style fonts like: ‘Comic-Sans’, ‘Script style’ or handwriting fonts. In addition, keep a word count of around 300 to 400 words and divide the cover letter into three to a maximum of five paragraphs. Make sure to keep your cover letter on a one page document.
- It’s important to personalize your application letter. There are various ways of doing so, for example, know to whom you need to address your letter to and include the name in the salutation. Write: ‘Dear Mr. Anderson,’ or ‘Dear Ms. Anderson,’. Avoid using generic openings like: ‘Dear Hiring Manager,’ ‘Dear Sir or Madam,’ or: ‘To whom it may concern,’.
- Do extensive research, so check out the company’s staff page, read blogs and news articles. Show that you did your research and are in fact interested in their organization and the job role. Another way to increase your chances for an interview is to find a networking connection via LinkedIn. A personal connection is a great way to get your foot in the door.
- Emphasize on important skills. There are certain skills that many Junior Consultants have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. These include: communication, analytical and interpersonal skills. But remember, don’t simply list your personal traits and skills like you do in your resume, but substantiate your qualifications. Make it quantifiable if possible.
- Write a new cover letter for each job application. If you don’t have a lot of experience, you have to impress the reader in a different way. Don’t only change the name and company information, but write a customized letter for each job posting and firm you apply for.