This is the best cover letter I ever wrote.
And I screwed up about 27 versions before getting it right
In fact, when using the below cover letter template, it’s given me a 100% success rate in applying for jobs.
Even though I don’t use it every time I apply for a job, there’s no harm in backing up your resume with a cover letter even if you’re not asked to.
Just don’t go crazy on the content.
And most DEFINITELY DO NOT repeat what you say in your CV/Resume.
Here’s my BA Cover Letter template…
Make sure you edit some of the words to match the job your applying for.
If you’re looking to maximise response rate to your CV or resume Have a read of this post here.
My BA cover Letter Template
Matthew J Adams
[Address Line 1]
[Address Line 2]
[Address Line 3]
Re. Business Analyst at Barclays
I wish to apply for the Business Analyst role and enclose a copy of my Curriculum Vitae. Business improvement is a subject I am particularly passionate about, succeeding in a wealth of projects throughout my career. I have the drive and motivation to be successful and hold significant experience in identifying, planning and delivering change improvements.
I realise the requirements of this role will be varied and demanding. My ability to influence senior leaders while focussing on delivery of customer’s needs will ensure I can succeed in this position. Areas such as requirements elicitation, operational design and process analysis are those in which I have a strong background and am eager to further my abilities from the requirements of the role.
I’m extremely enthusiastic about gaining this position with Barclay’s as it can offer a rewarding and interesting experience in legal and regulatory operations. My knowledge of PRINCE2 and Agile also offers much potential for continuing my career in managing significant change initiatives.
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So there you have it.
Short and sweet but with MAXIMUM impact.