As a recent college graduate, I am interested injoining your firm as a financial analyst. My interest in this field has developed as a result of my business classes and meetings with people in the profession.
I am certain that I have the characteristics you need in a new employee:
Analytical ability : Developed through my course work in accounting and finance. Praised by professors for research papers on cash flow analysis and the impact of dividends on working capital.
Problem solving : Solved problems ranging from cash register shrinkage in a retail store to ethnic conflicts on campus.
Reliability : Known as a hard worker who has never missed a deadline at work or in class.
Team player : Brought conflicting viewpoints to a workable conclusion while chairing a campus-wide sorority event.
Before writing to you, I considered my career goals carefully. [Research firm…. Then link my goals to what the firm offers). I am excited about the possibility of contributing my skills and energy to [describe nature of firm, e.g., a young, growing company.)
My resume is enclosed. I will call you next week to see if a meeting can be arranged. I am eager to meet with you and I am prepared to cover the expense of my transportation and lodging for our initial meeting.