Hello, I am currently applying to several consulting firms, I want some opinion about my cover letter: what to add or remove to make it better. Thank you

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Charbel asked on Nov 26, 2017





Beirut, 6/11/2017

Subject: Looking for a job as a junior associate

To whom it may concern,

I hope this letter finds you well.

My name is X, I am currently a 5th year civil engineering student (option Buildings and Engineering management) at University name. I am hoping to finish my studies and start my career as a junior associate at Y company.

My professional experiences have allowed me to develop several skills. Indeed, as part of my first engineering year, I performed one-month training on a construction site for “Infinity Builders” . During this time I was handed many tasks but most importantly I was responsible for the workforce on site.

Additional internships have granted me the chance to learn and gain more skills. My internship at “Rafik El Khoury & Partners” helped me acquire the aptitude of working in group. I was compelled to expand my learning and communication skills in order to help the smooth progress of the work.

Alongside these internships, I held the responsibility of teaching the 9th-grade students having difficulties in maths at SSCC sioufi over the period of 9 weeks.

I am a dynamic person, always motivated to learn new things. I am energetic and up for challenges. This consulting job is very attracting to me as it reflects my personality as a person who likes to think more, challenge himself and come up with the required results.

Today I wish to find a highly evolving job allowing me to broaden the scope of my responsibilities. I am looking to integrate Y company that has proven itself as one of the best.

An interview will allow me to explain to you in details my motivations and my personality and to discover more your company.

Thank you for taking the time and considering my application.

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replied on Nov 29, 2017
Ex-Bain & Company Case Team Leader * Placed 40+ MBB candidates as Partner in Europe's leading top-tier Consulting recruiting firm

I would add a little bit more about the firm you are applying for. Companies want to see that you have taken the effort to research them and have an internal system of logic which justifies this company as a good fit for you. I'd also avoid complimenting the firm - saying they're "best" isn't very rigorous or fact based.

What can you find out about the company on their website? Do you like something about their declared values, a piece of IP they're highlighting, a case study? What do you know about the local office? Are they strong in an industry you like? Have you ever met anyone from the company? Do any of the Consultant profiles resonate with you?

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Oleksandr (Alex)
replied on Nov 26, 2017
Very experienced ex-McKinsey consultant with cross-country expertise

Well, one advice: show them not what you are good at, but instead what value you can bring. Why the company shall pay for you? Listen, there are millions of people trying to build career in consulting, so they expect you to be exceptional.

Show them your value. And the first step is done.

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