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Your Full Name Your Address Your City, State, Zip Code Your Phone Number Your Cell Phone Number Your 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.

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.

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. Signature

Send a personalized letter. While it may seem like a timesaver, avoid creating a generic form letter and sending it off with every consultant application. Your cover letter will be more persuasive if it’s targeted to the specific company and job at hand. In your letter, explain why you are eager to work for this company in particular. For instance, maybe the company specializes in helping businesses based in Asia expand to the United States, and you wrote a thesis on that very topic. If you have a connection at the company, you can mention the person’s name (with permission) to strengthen your cover letter.

Reference relevant experience and skills. But don’t just write a list of positions and responsibilities (that’s what your resume is for) or make statements about your abilities and skills. Instead, tell a story — follow the classic writing advice of "show, don’t tell." Instead of saying, "I’m a hard worker and good with the details," provide a specific example of a time when you demonstrated grit and follow-through with a project.

Check and double-check your cover letter. Before you hit the send button on your email, or place your letter in an envelope, read through it carefully. Make sure it follows the correct cover letter format. Proofread carefully, checking for typos and grammatical errors. (Follow these proofreading tips for job seekers.) Confirm that any attachments mentioned in the email are indeed attached, and that the recipient’s name and the company name are spelled correctly. 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 ( see salutation examples). Get more information on sending an email cover letter, and how to apply for jobs over email.