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Dear [Mr./Ms./Mx.] [Hiring Manager’s Last Name],
As a long-term admirer of McKinsey’s consulting practices and commitment to excellence through mentoring and apprenticeship, I’m excited to be applying for the Associate position at the Boston office. My 6 years of experience in consulting, and recent MBA acquired at the University of California, Berkeley, have given me insights and expertise in supply chain management and finance that I’m confident will be valuable in helping serve McKinsey’s clients.
While pursuing my MBA, I published 2 articles on internal restructuring and streamlining supply chain management channels. In my current role at Protiviti, I work closely with a team of 5 consultants, identifying client issues and proposing solutions. Within 3 years, my team has assisted 30+ companies (including five Fortune 500s) in analyzing and solving problems related to strategic management, internal restructuring, and supply chain efficiency. Please accept the following as a snapshot of my key achievements thus far in my career:
- Recommended and oversaw the restructuring and merging of 2 internal departments (total of 1000+ employees) to streamline business processes, resulting in a reduction of 30+ labor hours weekly, saving $300,000 USD annually in company salary expenses
- Worked with clients to develop an online platform aimed at centralizing order processing. Eliminated $50,000 in company overhead (10% of total), and increased annual revenue by $200,000 along with company product offerings by 20% due to new ease of product accessibility for customers
Working as a McKinsey Associate would be a great achievement in my personal career and growth as a consultant. I’m especially interested in McKinsey’s growth in the French market. Being bilingual in both English and French, I’m extremely motivated to serve McKinsey’s French clients, further cementing itself as a valuable asset to French businesses.
I would love a chance to sit down with you in an interview to better discuss and demonstrate how my expertise and skills will be an asset to McKinsey and its clientele in solving difficult business operations challenges. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Additionally, I am currently located in San Jose, California, but more than willing to relocate to Boston for the Associate consulting position.