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!
September 17, 2019

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am excited to introduce myself as a candidate for the Management Consulting position at your company. As a highly skilled and experienced candidate, I am certain that my experience and skill set will strongly contribute to excellent results at ABC Company.

In my previous role as a Management Consultant at DEF Company, I was responsible for managing and interacting with my own portfolio of clients in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. My responsibilities included performing extensive research and data collection, interviewing clients and relevant personnel, facilitating workshops and conferences, formulating proposals and presentations, creating reports and presenting recommendations to clients.

With over 6 years of Management Consulting experience, I know that I am the right fit for the job based on the job requirements listed in your job description. I have a successful track record that proves effective management strategies that have resulted in boosts in company morale and sales. My approach to each and every client is to build a successful and strong relationship focused on the long-term.

My bachelor’s degree in business management has given me the invaluable knowledge needed to excel in the technical and theoretical aspects of the job while my field experience has given me the practical know-hows in getting things done efficiently and effectively. I pride myself in my ability to produce exceptional work under pressure and always take on a challenge with open arms.

I thank you for your time and kind consideration of me as a candidate for your Management Consulting role and I look forward to hearing back from you soon.


How to write a management consulting 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 this opportunity and your interest in it
  • Use the first paragraph to explain why you are a great candidate
  • Briefly discuss your experiences, qualifications and accomplishments related to this opportunity
  • Thank the reader and express interest in discussing your application in more detail
  • End the cover letter with an appropriate sign-off and your full name
  • Your cover letter should be one-page or or less in length