Consulting Firm Cover Letter Example

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Are you applying for a consulting job? Your cover letter should not only include previous work experience and projects, but also highlight your communication, leadership, creativity, and problem solving skills. Referencing connections and knowledge of the firm will help emphasize your interest in consulting as a career. 

The following is an example of a cover letter for a consulting firm job. Use this cover letter as a guide, but remember to adjust the details to fit your situation and the specific position you are applying for.

Consulting Firm Cover Letter Example

FirstName
LastName
87 Washington Street
Hopedale, NY 11233
518-555-5555
email

Date

Mr. John Doe
A.T. Kiley
222 West Dover Street
Chicago, IL 60606

Dear Mr. Doe:

I had the opportunity to work closely with Jane Smith, an A.T. Kiley consultant in the Higher Education Practice, as a member of XYZ University's Presidential Search Committee. This was my first exposure to the consulting profession, and it was a perfect match for someone with my academic record, communication and leadership skills, and drive to succeed.

I have shown initiative, creativity in problem solving, and a commitment to building consensus and excellence throughout our college community during the last four years. As an intern in the Office of the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education, I worked with the Senior Advising team to provide accurate, effective and concise statistical and anecdotal data to a variety of constituents in order to support legislative proposals.

I combined the written and oral skills I have gained from courses in American Studies and Government with quantitative and analytical training in a high intensity environment.

As Vice President of Academic Affairs for the Student Government Association and a student representative on several college committees (including the one which nominated the sixth President of XYZ University), I have learned:

  • to use language precisely and effectively
  • to articulate myself to a range of audiences
  • the value of integrity and persistence in working toward short- and long-term personal and institutional goals

The opportunity to effect positive change for a range of institutions is the most attractive aspect of consulting for me. Employees have described A.T. Kiley as "down to earth" and as having an "open culture."

I feel lucky to have been part of a college community whose openness has allowed for measured risks and the candor necessary to achieve its goals, and I hope to begin my career in a similarly rigorous and collegial environment where can I learn from industry leaders. I look forward to exploring further my opportunities at A.T. Kiley and will call next week to see if it is possible to arrange an interview.

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Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

How to Send an Email Cover Letter

If you're sending a cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message.

Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation.

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Please Note: This sample is provided for guidance only. The provided information, including samples and examples, is not guaranteed for accuracy or legality. Letters and other correspondence should be edited to fit your personal situation.

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