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Example of a cover letter from a consulting company

by Moe Ali Life in brief

Are you applying for a consulting job? Your cover letter should not only include projects and previous work experience but it should also highlight your communication, leadership, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Referencing the firm's connections and knowledge will help emphasize your interest in consulting as a career.

Read the job description carefully to find out what types of skills, experience and knowledge the employer wants in a candidate for the position. For example, consulting jobs often require statistical analysis, research, interviewing, public speaking, and presentation skills, as well as job-specific software knowledge and experience. Match your qualifications to the job to increase your chances of getting an interview.

 

Use the following cover letter sample as a guide, but remember to adjust the details to suit your situation and the specific position you are applying for.


Example of a consulting cover letter from a consulting company

Emily Anderson 87 Washington Street Hopedale, NY 11233 518-555-5555 Emily.Anderson@email.com 

Mr. John Doe A.T. Kiley 222 West Dover Street Chicago, IL 60606

Dear Mr. Doe:


I had the opportunity to work closely with Jane Smith, AT Kiley's consultant in higher education practice, as a member of the State University Presidential Search Committee. It was my first exposure to the consulting profession, and it was the perfect match for someone with my academic background, communication, and leadership skills, and drive to succeed.

I have demonstrated initiative, creativity in problem-solving, and a commitment to building consensus and excellence throughout our university community over the past four years. As an intern in the Office of the U.S. Under Secretary for Education, I worked with the Senior Advisors team to provide accurate, effective, and concise statistical and anecdotal data to a variety of constituencies to support legislative proposals.

I combined the written and oral skills that I gained in the American Studies and Government courses with quantitative and analytical training in a high-intensity environment.

As Vice President of Academic Affairs for the Student Government Association and a student representative on various university committees (including the one that nominated the sixth president of the State University), I have learned:

 

use language accurately and effectively

to articulate to a variety of audiences

the value of integrity and perseverance in working towards personal and institutional goals in the short and long term

The opportunity to effect positive change for a variety of institutions are the most attractive aspect of consulting for me. Employees have described AT Kiley as "down to earth" and with an "open culture."

I feel fortunate to have been part of a university community whose openness has allowed measured risks and the openness necessary to achieve its goals and I look forward to beginning my career in an equally rigorous and collegiate environment where I can learn from industry leaders. I look forward to further exploring my opportunities at AT Kiley and will call next week to see if it is possible to arrange an interview.

Sincerely,

Emily Anderson (signature - printed letter)

Emily Anderson (written name)

Other tips for cover letters

Do you have a reference? Mention them in the first line. Research has shown that hiring managers spend a few seconds reviewing application materials. If you have a contact in the company, mention it at the beginning so that the reader does not miss it. It may seem like you are dropping a name ... but if you wait for a paragraph or two to mention your reference, the hiring manager will likely not hear you.

Tell a story. Your cover letter should go beyond the resume to tell the story of why you are the ideal candidate for the position. Think of it as a sales pitch - you're trying to get the hiring manager interested enough to read her resume. Don't repeat his CV in your cover letter. Instead, show the reader why you are the person who can best solve their problem.

Offer examples and be specific. What have you achieved and how can you prove it? Employers are most impressed by measurable results. So if you made or saved business money, or increased an important metric by a certain percentage, be sure to mention it.

Do you need to send your cover letter by email? Many applicants send their cover letters by email. If you decide to do so, please write your name and job title in the subject line of the email message. Include your contact information in your email signature and do not include the employer's contact information. Begin your email with the greeting.


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