Consulting cover letters are written either to experts or consultants who help candidate choose the right path to create a niche for themselves. These letters prove very helpful for the candidate to initiate their path in the right direction.
Before writing letters to consultants to take advice on career decisions, candidates need to check all their resources and gain as much knowledge as possible in the field they are interested in. Consultants further build up this knowledge by adding their practical knowledge, technical know-how and the overall job in general. This helps the candidate to face all the challenges that the job demands.
A sample of a cover letter, mentioned below, is written by a candidate who aspires for a career in physics. The letter is written to an expert, working at an institute of physics, who has achieved immense laurels and achievement in the field. The candidate wishes to get his expert opinion on his decision of choosing the field and what are the virtues and shortcomings that await him.
Introductory Cover Letter
John D. Rivera,
2428 Byrd Lane,
Albuquerque, NM 87111,
Date: August 16, 2005.
Mr. Richard D. Schechter,
PND Institute of Physics.
1367 Adams Drive,
Brenham, TX 77833.
In my research in finding people who have made their mark in the field of physics, I cannot tell you how many times I have encountered your name in journals, newspaper articles, and textbooks. Your contribution has been truly stunning.
Now that I find myself in the position of seeking my own fate in the field, I would like to request if you could offer fifteen minutes of your time to discuss ways in which a neophyte such as me can best forge a path of his own. I am a senior at M.I.T. specializing in the Acceleration Norms of Random Ratio Quantum Particles. I will follow this letter with a call to the Institute to see if I can schedule an appointment. It would be an honor to speak to you.
Very truly yours,
John D. Rivera.
Introductory Consulting Cover Letter
Kevin I. Stapleton,
3248 Hayhurst Lane,
Pontiac, MI 48342,
Date: August 24, 2011.
Mr. Paul M. Taylor,
4510 Hilltop Drive,
Amarillo, TX 79106
Dear Mr. Taylor,
I am a third year Bachelors of Science student, perusing my education, with Physics as my major subject. I am also planning to get a Masters degree in Physics, as I am fascinated by the studies and facts that physics offers.
I would like to know if I could take up a job while attaining my masters degree, and also if you could suggest a suitable job that I could take to further sharpen my knowledge.
I am more inclined towards astronomy, space technology, geophysics, geology, atmospheric sciences, ocean sciences and energy resources. Last summer I worked for a publication firm, to assist them in writing a few technical books and journals involving geophysics. Most of my projects and assignments that I had submitted, putting hours of research, cover varied topics in astrophysics. I find the studies not only interesting but very rewarding.
I would appreciate your help to choose the right career for me. Although I am aiming for a Ph. D in astrophysics, I am not sure how to perceive it and if it could be a good choice in the long run.
You can either reply to my letter or call me on the above number at your own convenience to discuss this further. I will be highly obliged to hear from you.
I have attached a few samples of my best projects till date for your reference and feedback. I thank you for your time and hope to hear from your soon.
Kevin I. Stapleton