If you're struggling to start your cover letter, here are 6 different variations that have worked for others, along with why they worked. Use them as inspiration for your introductory paragraph.
Growing up, I remember my family gathering around the television to watch the financial news, sparking a lifelong interest in the stock market and financial industry. Now, with a proven track record as a Financial Analyst, an opportunity to join Goldman Sachs as an Equity Research Associate enables me to continue exploring this passion in a collaborative, intellectually rigorous environment.
While attending a recent conference on financial analysis, I had the pleasure of hearing a J.P. Morgan analyst discuss the importance of data-driven decision-making in the ever-evolving financial market. Inspired by this presentation and the innovative work done at J.P. Morgan, I am eager to apply my analytical skills and financial expertise as an Equity Research Associate with your esteemed company.
As someone who thrives in high-pressure environments that require adaptability and quick thinking, I was captivated by the way UBS navigates the complexities of the global financial market. These qualities align perfectly with my experience and skills, making the Equity Research Associate role at UBS a fitting opportunity to contribute to your dynamic and forward-thinking team.
During my tenure as a Financial Analyst, I have consistently sought to challenge conventional wisdom and uncover new investment opportunities. This same mindset resonates with me when I think of Citigroup's commitment to transformative thinking, technological innovation, and sustainability—making the Equity Research Associate role an excellent opportunity for me to contribute meaningfully to your organization.
In my previous role as a Financial Analyst, I had the opportunity to work with a diverse team that hails from all corners of the globe, instilling in me a deep appreciation for the value of diverse perspectives in the financial industry. This is why I am particularly drawn to Bank of America Merrill Lynch and its commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment, and why I am excited to bring my skills and experiences to the Equity Research Associate role.