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

JP Morgan Cover Letter (Text Format)

[Today’s Date]

 

 

[Contact Person’s Name]

 

12 Leece Street
Liverpool
L2 5MW
01512 345 678
contact.person@gmail.com

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

I’m writing to submit my CV for the Investment Analyst position at JP Morgan. With 8+ years of experience in developing strategies for clients, building financial models, and analysing market data, I’m a perfect fit for the role.

While working at Deutsche Bank as a full-time investment analyst, I managed several relevant activities, including client engagement, acquisition, coverage, trading, and investment dialogue. I developed robust knowledge of M&A analysis, individual project investment portfolios, and preparing recommendations for clients.

A few of my notable achievements include the following:

  • Generated over £300K profit annually while managing £80M fixed-income portfolio
  • Grew investment portfolio to £21B through astute cash flow forecasting
  • Formulated monthly growth reports, developing a robust driver-based forecast model

Please review my attached CV for additional details regarding my qualifications and achievements. I would love to meet for an in-person interview, and you can reach me by the email address or phone number provided.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours sincerely,

 

[Your Name]

 


How to write a compelling JP Morgan 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.

Even if the job description doesn’t specify, making a cover letter is essential for an esteemed institution like JP Morgan. The prestigious organisation has over 200 years of history and is highly selective when it comes to selecting new talent.

Whether you’re chasing an internship or an investment banking opportunity, you’ll need a compelling cover letter to get your foot in the door at JP Morgan. Here are three tips to help you write a job application letter that sets you apart from the competition.

1. Sell your expertise

When you’re applying for a job at one of the most esteemed financial bodies in the world, you can’t afford to waste words. Therefore, every sentence of your cover letter should explain why you belong on the hiring manager’s team.

Maximise your appeal by addressing your most relevant skills and expertise early in your cover letter, whether you have experience in portfolio management or private banking.

Remember that the first couple of skills that you highlight in your cover letter opening lines will have the most impact, so choose carefully. Give the job application a thorough read and make sure you know which skills the hiring manager is prioritising.

Here’s an example of a JP Morgan cover letter introduction that makes a strong first impression on the hiring manager:

An example of how to write an impactful JP Morgan cover letter introduction in which the applicant highlights two key knowledge areas in their first sentence.
This applicant starts their cover letter by showing a strong career arc.

2. Explain why you want to work for JP Morgan

JP Morgan hiring managers receive a lot of job applications, often from similarly qualified candidates. When faced with two equally skilled applications, most will re-read the cover letters to determine which of the candidates wants the opportunity more.

In other words, explaining ‘why JP Morgan’ often makes the difference between being called in for an interview and receiving a polite rejection letter.

Explain your decision to apply by showcasing your knowledge about the organisation and illustrating how you can contribute to its goals.

JP Morgan is a huge company with diverse financial services operations. If your cover letter pinpoints a specific area of operations that you can help with, you’ll show the employer that you’re interested in more than the company’s reputation and can deliver real value to their team.

Follow JP Morgan-related news and announcements to stay up-to-date with the company and demonstrate sufficient knowledge of your potential employer during the application and interview processes.

3. Proofread your writing closely

As an applicant at one of the most distinguished financial companies in the world, you have no margin for error when it comes to style, spelling, and grammar. Once you’ve finished drafting your cover letter, proofread it closely for any mistakes.

Grammarly can help you clean up your writing (if it’s set to British English), but you should still give your work a manual read-through before submitting it. Read each sentence in reverse order to catch any latent mistakes. Triple-proof your work by having a trusted friend or family member give your letter a final look before you send it off.


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Seb Morgan

Seb Morgan is a Careers Coach and Digital Content Writer for CV Genius, where he helps job seekers and professionals get more out of their careers. With over 7 years of experience in business and lifestyle journalism, he's written for a stack of careers-focused publications, including Oxbridge Home Learning, Study International, theHRDirector, and Employee Benefit News, and his expertise includes skill development, interview preparation, and CV and cover letter writing. West Midlands born and raised, Seb has since lived, worked, and studied in 4 countries across 2 continents. He speaks 4 languages and has survived job interviews in 3 of them. He currently also freelances as a travel and culture writer. Reach him at [sebastian] @ [cvgenius.com] or via LinkedIn.