The Importance of a Cover Letter When Applying for a Financial Analysis Job

by Richard C. Wilson on June 27, 2011

Writing a cover letter is a very important part of the job application process. If you are just entering the field of financial analysis or looking to make a job move, sending out resumes is an essential step to your job search. One of the most important parts of your resume is the cover letter.

The cover letter is the letter that you send to a potential employer along with your resume. It allows you to introduce yourself to the company and highlight your education, skills, and experience that make you the right person for the job to which you are applying. The cover letter should be addressed directly to the person that will be reviewing it. Therefore you will want to do some research and determine to whom the cover letter will need to be addressed. Usually this is a manager or a human resources person.

The cover letter should be as personal as possible. This is one of the ways for you to stand out from the crowd of applicants. In financial analysis, most jobs are heavily sought after and therefore anything you can do to set yourself apart from the other applicants is critical. Making your cover letter personal and concise is an excellent way to get your resume noticed.

In today’s competitive market, anything you can do to stand out from the crowd is important. In financial analysis, this can be vital. Therefore, make certain you do your research regarding the company and the job to which you are applying, list your skills, education, and experience in a well-written and concise manner, and be sure to proofread. You do not want something as small as a misspelled word to keep you from that next job interview.

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