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Crafting Your Entry-Level Cover Letter

Paragraph-by-paragraph explanations for entry-level positions
Format tips with a real-world example
Created by Recruitment Coach and Ex-McKinsey Interviewer Udayan
USD 19

This product will help you to perfectly optimize your Cover Letter

Are you a recent graduate looking to land a job in Management Consulting? If so, you‘ll need to compose a cover letter that catches recruiters‘ attention and makes them eager to learn more about you. Consider the cover letter as the first impression you will make on a firm – this is an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to communicate clearly and effectively all while proving your aptitude and fitness for the firm. Although no two cover letters are the same, certain practices make for a strong one. This guide will walk you through the cover letter process for entry-level positions, focusing on structure and an in-depth paragraph-by-paragraph breakdown. Using a real-world example as our guide, we will get you started in crafting your own exceptional cover letter.

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The Salutation

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Absatz Eins – Die Einführung

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Paragraph Two – Skills & Experience

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Paragraph Three – Interest & Aptitude

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Closing & Signature

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Putting It All Together

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Content Creator
Top rated Case & PEI coach/Multiple real offers/McKinsey EM in New York /12 years recruiting experience

Who am I?

I'm Udayan, a former McKinsey Engagement Manager and interviewer. I love helping people with recruiting, from college students to experienced professionals. With experience hiring across multiple Fortune 100 firms, I know what it is that gets people excited about a candidate and can help you navigate the process. I specialize in management consulting, strategy and operations roles.

Coaching Services

  • Networking Help – I can help you use many tips and tricks from my networking guide and get you a referral for the role you want. We will work together on crafting the best emails to get you a response!
  • Resume & Cover Letter Reviews – I provide detailed comments and edits on your resume and cover letter followed by a call to go through any questions you have. This is critical if you are starting your recruitment process as a great resume can open many doors.
  • Case Interview – Consists of a full case and actionable feedback on all areas that are relevant to case performance. I have a detailed rubric I used at McKinsey when interviewing and similar rubrics from BCG & Bain. I will be grading you across all of the metrics identified and at the end of the session we will have identified key strengths, opportunity areas and next steps to improve your performance
  • PEI – I have a comprehensive guide on PEI questions and I know exactly how to work with your experiences and answers to shape them into stories that are impactful. At the end of the session you will learn how to structure your stories in a way that is relevant to the interviewer while retaining the authenticity of yourself and your experiences.
  • Drills on Any Identified Weak Area – I have many practice drills from real cases that we can do on structuring, reading and analyzing graphs, analysis (math) questions and creativity questions to help improve your performance on any weak areas.
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June 17, 2021 by Anonymous

Nice collection of the relevant points. Most of the information can also be found in the forum though.

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