Cover letter by a Masters graduate

Author
Susanne Christian, Careers adviser
Posted
April, 2017

This is your chance to explain what your Masters degree has taught you and how it will help with the job you're applying for

Employers don't always distinguish between a Masters and Bachelors degree when recruiting. They may value the additional maturity, but it’s up to you to explain in your cover letter what skills and knowledge you have gained through this higher qualification.

Present yourself in terms of the extra abilities you have and how this relates to your career goals. A Masters also needs to be complemented by relevant work experience, so make sure you mention any details of this.

Misha Kuna 64 Main Street Yourtown YT19 1XP mrkuna99@gmail.com 07799123123

Jerry Kunzwa Head of HR Consulting plc 5th Floor, The Tower City Street Citytown CT45 8QX

13th March 2017

Dear Mr Kunzwa

Re: Trainee management consultant post

I am writing to apply for the post advertised on the Prospects.ac.uk website. I am enclosing my CV.

While organising events during my undergraduate history degree, I became fascinated by the business side and quickly became aware of the factors which make an event successful, profitable and sustainable. I decided to develop my growing commercial awareness by studying for a Masters in Business Information and Systems. Alongside my studies, I continue to be involved in the business world as a shift leader in the hospitality sector.

I would now like to bring my humanities and business training to your management consultancy. I have experience of:

  • Organising popular events which attracted record attendances and were rated in the university's top ten events for 2015-2016.
  • Managing a budget and creating a profit.
  • Time management from combining study, employment and event management to achieve a First for my degree.
  • Working in a team on clearly defined, time-limited projects.
  • Customer awareness as a bar assistant.
  • Team leadership as a bar shift leader.
  • Analysing data from a range of sources.
  • Writing reports and presenting to an audience.

I am particularly interested in the projects which Consulting plc has undertaken in the charity, arts and entertainment sectors.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

(Sign your name here)

Misha Kuna

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