Aug 19, 2018 - 04:54 PM
Compare your document to this cover letter. The applicant in the sample briefly mentions her education and customer service experience, two important qualifications for the role. She then focuses on skills she can bring to the job, such as a thorough understanding of banking procedures and current financial issues. Do the same in your letter. Identify any proficiencies and experience that set you apart from other applicants.
In most cases, you should focus on how hiring you may benefit your prospective employer, not yourself. Only communicate what you hope the job will do for you if your plans include the company to which you are applying. The jobseeker in the sample wants the job to lead to new opportunities, but she makes it clear that she hopes those new opportunities will be within the same company. This shows hiring managers ambition, loyalty, and drive.
Make your cover letter short but powerful. Tell a compelling story to illuminate your skills. Hiring managers, particularly those in banking, will want to see some numbers. Make sure you use metrics to quantify your accomplishments.