Be sure you use the proper cover letter format to make your cover letter readable and professional.

Consulting Cover Letter Template (Text Format)

 

[Contact Person’s Name][123 Company Address][Town][Postcode][Contact Person’s Phone Number][Contact Person’s Email]

 

[Date]

 

Dear [Mr/Ms/Mx] [Contact Person’s Name],

As a competent professional with extensive experience in business development, risk evaluation, and remediation, I’m confident I can make a substantial impact on [Company Name]’s success as your next Consultant.

I have extensive experience identifying organisational issues and investigating ways to resolve them. My strong suits are commercial awareness, team management, facilitation, and teamwork.

Also, I’m exceedingly skilled at collecting data through interviews, workplace shadowing, and researching documents. In my previous roles, I successfully:

  • facilitated brainstorming strategies for growth, positive change, and improvement
  • solved 95% of all operational problems through helpful recommendations and practical suggestions
  • exceeded my team’s KPIs by 110% during Q4 2022

With my ability to present results and work within a deadline-driven environment, I’m prepared to extend my exceptional service, surpass your expectations for this role, and provide the highest level of expertise.

I’d love the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your requirements in further detail. Please feel free to contact me on 07123 456 789 or at your.name@gmail.com.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours sincerely,

 

[Your Name]

 


How to write a consulting cover letter

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a cover letter in a way that makes you seem like the best candidate for the job.

Consultants work with a variety of clients by helping them develop and exceed their businesses’ goals.

And while you might understand how to operate clearly with clients, you’ll need to convey your knowledge and qualifications throughout your consulting cover letter.

Below are three tips to help you write an excellent consulting cover letter that’ll get you more interviews:

1. Add your top consulting-related achievements

Just like certain clients look for the most suitable consultant to help steer their business to success, employers want to see you’re a good fit for their company as they’re reading your consulting cover letter.

To show your target employer you’ve got the skills and experience they’re seeking, be sure to discuss your top accomplishments. For instance, mention any:

  • significant projects you’ve worked on
  • notable clients you collaborated with
  • positive results you achieved

Here are two example sentences that show how one consultant applicant draws attention to their key strengths and achievements:

I’ve successfully helped several small businesses, including the catering company ‘Salt and Shine’ and a marketing firm called ‘Interprism’. Under my supervision and recommendations over the last three years, both businesses have gone on to win several awards, including ‘Small Business of the Year’ from the local Chamber of Commerce.

2. Include hard numbers throughout your consulting cover letter

In addition to stating what you’ve accomplished, provide concrete examples or statistics that prove you’ve earned these results and show the impact of your work.

Providing relevant information such as percentages, pound amounts, and timelines proves you’ve got the hard skills to deliver excellent results, as well as the soft skills to communicate well with clients.

Remember to add hard numbers to your consulting CV as well. The fastest way to do that is to use a CV maker that uses AI to write and format your content.

For instance, if you increased sales by 20% over the past year, be sure to include this information in your consultant cover letter.

The bolded numbers in the example statement below describe what the consultant applicant is capable of and how they’d contribute positively to a team:

Example of hard numbers on a consultant's cover letter

As a consultant, I pride myself on my ability to work well with teams. I have 3+ years of experience working in a cohesive environment where I’ve coached up to 10 colleagues, and we’ve consistently delivered results that met or surpassed the expectations of our clients. For example, in 2021 I led a team of 4 consultants in the delivery of a five-month project that achieved all our objectives on time and under budget.

3. Use bullet points to make your consultant cover letter easy to read

When writing a cover letter for a consultant position, use bullet points to break up the text.

Not only does this method help you succinctly convey your qualifications, it’ll also grab the reader’s attention and make it easier for them to scan through your letter.

To help you visualise what good bullet point statements look like, look at this section from our consultant cover letter example:

An example of two bullet points on a consulting cover letter to clearly showcase the applicant's top accomplishments
Use relevant and up-to-date information for your consulting cover letter’s bullet points.

By ensuring your statements are easy to find and remember, you’ll make a strong impression on HR personnel and increase your chances of being selected for an interview.

That’s not all the help we have to support you as you write your cover letter. Read some more cover letter writing tips to perfect your application and get more interviews.


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Eva Chan is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Senior PR Writer at CV Genius. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Eva has 6+ years of experience inspiring and guiding a range of professionals.   Eva graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in English.   Eva's insights and career advice have earned recognition from leading platforms including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, WorkLife, and Forbes.   For any media-related queries or for a future quote, you can reach her at [eva] @ [cvgenius.com] or connect with her via LinkedIn. Please note that we don’t accept any guest posts.