Hi guys, posted a cover letter some time back and got completely annihiliated for it…
This is my second attempt… and yes it is slightly long. Any suggestions on tweaks and improvements are much appreciated.
Dear Hiring Manager,
I am excited to apply for the above role which I found out about through [XX]. I have enclosed my resume and a link to a sample of my work http://stock-tips.co.uk/783-2/ to give a sense of what I have been currently working on alongside study for Level 3 of the CFA program.
I have a deep and long-standing interest in finance, economics and the share market and I realized that I wanted to pursue investment analysis as a long-term career goal as soon as I qualified an accountant and immediately began my pursuit of the CFA designation.
Graduating from university with a first class degree in Accounting and Finance has always made me naturally comfortable with dissecting and analysing a set of financial statements, yet I enjoyed my time the most whilst studying markets at JP Morgan and Credit Suisse where I was involved in number-crunching, working with excel and other tools to develop models, provide answers and draft written reports. Since leaving my most recent role, I have developed my own website that I update on a daily/weekly basis with global macroeconomic news that keeps me abreast of developing economic trends and sector-specific research in relation to the growing Personal Luxury Goods Market. Sound and diligent analysis will continue to form the basis of my investment decisions, including those I have recently made in London property immediately following the Brexit vote.
It’s important to choose well for a position like X. Aside from being a naturally analytical thinker with obsessive attention to detail, I outline what I can immediately offer your team;
- A passionate individual that will constantly seek to enhance professional knowledge and understanding of the industry/economy in order to perform better quality research and analysis that will lead to better investments
- Disciplined with a vast amount of experience working late and/or under pressure. This was tested whilst working ‘busy season’ out in Bermuda as I successfully balanced CFA study with 70-80 hour working weeks. I aim to emulate my success at Levels 1 and 2 of the Program by passing the Level 3 exam on first attempt
- I am an excellent marketer and salesman with the necessary levels of skill in persuasion in order to be able to effectively convince buy-side managers and internal clients. From telesales manager at Anglian Windows whilst back at college to presently pitching to partners in order to secure joint investment in property, I feel I have always had the warm networking and interpersonal abilities to get people on board with my ideas and I especially work well within a team. My ability to speak fluent French is an extra language skill.
I hope from the above you can gather that I am a highly motivated individual that is willing to do all that is necessary to make investment analysis my full-time occupation and my ultimate ambition is to become a recognised and respected name within my assigned sector. I look forward to discussing with you in more detail about how I can perform in your [position name] role. My phone contact is xxxx, and my email is email@example.com.