What makes your cover letter stand out to employers?

Senior Technical Recruiter, Indeed
J. Palmer

I’m an experienced recruiter and I’ve been a hiring manager, too. I’ve seen the same mistakes again and again throughout my career. But if you take a little extra time to avoid these common problems, your cover letter should really stand out!

Remember these four questions to help you write a successful cover letter and get hired:

  • Why do you want to work for the company? What interests you about them?
    • Talk about how your personality and skills align with what they do
  • Why are you a good fit for this company and the job?
    • Write about how your past work, life experiences and skills meet the important requirements of the job
  • How are you personalizing this cover letter sample?
    • Tailor your cover letter to the job you’re applying for
    • Address the cover letter to whoever will be reading it. If you don’t know who will be reading it, you can address it as “To the Hiring Committee” or “To the Hiring Manager”
  • Have you proofread your cover letter?
    • Make sure to check for correct spelling and grammar before sending out your cover letter!

[Your Name]
September 17, 2019

  • [Phone Number]
  • [e-mail]

Dear Mrs. Jones,

I am writing to express my sincere interest in the position of Business Consultant with ABC Company. With over nine years of experience in business, I am confident in my ability to help your company optimize processes and produce top line growth through new revenue streams.

As a Business Consultant with XYZ Company, I partnered with global organization to bring new products to life. Through building product roadmaps, creating pilot programs, and scaling product launches, I create new, unique revenue streams. As a result of my work and the new products that I have developed, one of my clients increased their revenue by $2.5M in 2018.

As a relationship builder, I pride myself in being able to connect with customers to uncover gaps in the market. I am then able to use my creativity to ideate new products to offer. In addition to product development, I am known for optimizing internal processes to create efficiencies. By using data analytics and BI tools, I proactively identify and mitigate roadblocks before they become major issues.

As a strategic thought-partner, I am passionate about solving problems and structuring creative solutions. Whether challenged with the development of a new product or the optimization of a workflow, I love collaborating with cross-functional teams.

Attached you will find my resume for you to review.
Thank you in advance for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you!


How to write a business consultant cover letter?

  • Include your full name and contact information at the top of your cover letter
  • Start the cover letter by respectfully addressing the recipient by name
  • Mention where you found the job posting and your interest in the opportunity
  • Use the first paragraph to explain why you would be a great hire as the business consultant
  • Briefly discuss your experiences, qualifications and accomplishments related to this opportunity
  • Thank the reader and express interest in discussing the role in more detail
  • End the cover letter with a professional sign-off and your full name
  • Your cover letter should be one-page or or less in length