Investment banker cover letter
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As an investment banker, you’re hired to get results. Your cover letter should demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. To be considered for top investment banking jobs, it helps to have a well-crafted cover letter. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for an investment banker, or download the investment banker cover letter template in Word.
Additionally, you can search for investment banking jobs on Monster.
Investment banker cover letter template
Sometown, IL 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Investment Banking Analyst
Financial Modeling | Valuations | ROI Analysis | Financial Analysis | Project Management
July 27, 2017
Ms. Sherry Maxwell
Director, Human Resources
555 Maple Ave.
Sometown, IL 55555
Re: Investment Banking Analyst, Advertised on Monster
Dear Ms. Maxwell:
As a recent graduate of XYZ University with a BS in finance, I am eager to launch my career in investment banking. Your entry-level analyst opening provides an excellent fit to my qualifications and aspirations, and I hope to have the chance to interview for this position.
In addition to my academic credentials, I offer hands-on experience in finance gained through a six-month internship with DEF Co, one of the largest full-service investment banks in the U.S. I contributed to complex projects that included valuations, forensic reviews, debt restructures and business model analysis.
I thrived in this fast-paced, client-centered setting. My supervisor called me an “integral member of the Investment Banking Department, willing to jump in to assist whenever necessary to help the department and clients achieve their goals.”
Rounding out my qualifications are computer proficiencies in Excel, SAP and Oracle, and an understanding of compliance applications within securities transactions (SEC and FINRA).
I realize that this is a unique opportunity to join the investment team of a bank that has generated strong long-term returns for its constituents, and I would like to be part of your continued success. Please call me at (555) 555-5555 or email email@example.com to arrange an interview.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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Proofreading your investment banking cover letter
Be absolutely sure your cover letter is free of any spelling or grammatical errors. Having an error could result in an automatic ding from the bank. Investment banking requires such extraordinary attention to detail, that if your cover letter or resume contain any errors it may be an easy excuse to pass on to the next candidate. If you have time, have someone else read your cover letter as sometimes it’s hard to find your own typos.
Once you land a first round interview at the bank, be sure to check out our investment banking interview guide. This guide is based on a real template used at a bulge bracket bank to hire new analysts and associates. For additional practice, you may want to look at our equity research interview questions as well. The key to investment banking interviews is good preparation and practice.
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