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()The cover letter template that will get you a job inbankingby Sarah Butcher () 8 October 2015With this letter you will get into bankingDo you need to write a cover letter if you’re applying for a job in banking? That depends. – Are yougoing for a graduate job, or are you an experienced hire? “For experienced roles, we rarely look atcover letters,” says Logan Naidu, CEO of London-based financial services recruitment firmDartmouth Partners. “For graduate hires, however, cover letters are very important.”Just how important cover letters are for landing a first job in an investment bank is reflected by thefact that some banks specify them as a must have in their analyst recruitment process. (-application-deadlines-london/)Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Barclays, Morgan Stanley and Macquarieall demand that their would-be analysts in Europe write cover letters or something very similar, saysVictoria McLean at banking CV specialists City CV. ()Search by keywordEmbedView on TwitterTweets by @efc_APAC2hThe Asian bankers whose comp is climbing while others get pay cuts ow.ly/2yyV3048Hnm A Goldman Sachs MD explains why Italians make eFinancialCareers@efc_APACeFinancialCareers@efc_APACNews ()Students ()Comment ()Graduate Guide ()Newsletter sign upGet the latest career advice and insight fromeFinancialCareers straight to your inboxYour email addressSubscribeYou and 45 other friends like thiseFinancialCareers106,647 likesLikedSign UpAdvice ()
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Goldman is particularly demanding – it requests that applicants write a personal statement in 300words or less. (-graduates/checklist.html)Barclays requests that applicants produce a similar quantity of textexplaining their motivation for applying to the role. – These aren’t cover letters exactly, but instructure and content they often amount to the same thing.If you’re an experienced banker writing a letter to accompany an application through a recruitmentfirm, the cover letter will be less important than the CV. But in an industry where the top banksreceive tens of thousands of applications (-signs-will-rejected-apply-job-goldman-sachs-overcome/) for their graduate jobs, cover letters are acrucial differentiator. “For me, the cover letter is the important part,” says Malcom Horton, head ofrecruitment at Nomura International. (-
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