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() The cover letter template that will get you a job in banking by Sarah Butcher () 8 October 2015 With this letter you will get into banking Do you need to write a cover letter if you’re applying for a job in banking? That depends. – Are you going for a graduate job, or are you an experienced hire? “For experienced roles, we rarely look at cover letters,” says Logan Naidu, CEO of London-based financial services recruitment firm Dartmouth 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 the fact that some banks specify them as a must have in their analyst recruitment process. (- application-deadlines-london/)Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Barclays, Morgan Stanley and Macquarie all demand that their would-be analysts in Europe write cover letters or something very similar, says Victoria McLean at banking CV specialists City CV. () Search by keyword Embed View on Twitter Tweets by @efc_APAC 2h The Asian bankers whose comp is climbing while others get pay cuts ow.ly/2yyV3048Hnm A Goldman Sachs MD explains why Italians make eFinancialCareers @efc_APAC eFinancialCareers @efc_APAC News () Students () Comment () Graduate Guide () Newsletter sign up Get the latest career advice and insight from eFinancialCareers straight to your inbox Your email address Subscribe You and 45 other friends like this eFinancialCareers 106,647 likes Liked Sign Up Advice ()
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Goldman is particularly demanding – it requests that applicants write a personal statement in 300 words or less. (- graduates/checklist.html)Barclays requests that applicants produce a similar quantity of text explaining their motivation for applying to the role. – These aren’t cover letters exactly, but in structure and content they often amount to the same thing. If you’re an experienced banker writing a letter to accompany an application through a recruitment firm, the cover letter will be less important than the CV. But in an industry where the top banks receive tens of thousands of applications (- signs-will-rejected-apply-job-goldman-sachs-overcome/) for their graduate jobs, cover letters are a crucial di ff erentiator. “For me, the cover letter is the important part,” says Malcom Horton, head of recruitment at Nomura International. (-
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