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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Citi
GOT THE JOB? Yes
Company Address 1 Address 2
Re: Specific Job Title / Position
Dear Recruiting Team:
I am an MBA student at [Name of Institution] and am writing to express my interest in Citi’s Global Banking China Program. I am keen to work on complex financial transactions in a fast-paced environment, and I believe that the China program will enable me to leverage both my international experience and my local Chinese business knowledge and relationships. I have five years of financial services and corporate finance experience, as well as experience launching and managing a small business.
I would bring a solid mix of industry experience coupled with both analytical and interpersonal skills to this position, including:
- Financial modeling & analysis: At Ernst & Young I worked with financial models and financial analysis as the basis for my work with over 65+ clients. I often had to delve into the smallest details on financial statements and utilized different modeling and analysis techniques to identify problems and support my findings. During my stint as an entrepreneur, using financial information to drive business decisions, large and small, was a daily practice.
- Client relationship management: Over time I have built good interpersonal skills; I am especially adept
at developing long-term relationships with key clients. As a result of outstanding client service at Ernst
& Young, I was recruited by one of our major clients - a 9,000-employee company and domestic
industry leader - and made the youngest member of the senior management team.
- Capital markets exposure: At Ernst & Young, I played a key role in four IPO launches and one bond-
issuing project with total financing of over US$4.8 billion. At the aforementioned client firm to which I
was recruited, I managed the IPO team, working closely with senior management, the investment bank,
and the accounting firm. We wrote significant parts of the IPO documents, including the Prospectus and
Roadshow Investor Manual.
I believe that this previous work experience and my overall finance and business will allow me to make an immediate contribution to Citi’s Global Banking China program, and I very much hope to have the opportunity to speak with you more.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely,
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