That might be true, but an experienced recruiter will be able to detect a bad covering letter at a glance. So for large companies, while it might not matter so much if you craft the perfect cover letter, a noticeably poor cover letter will certainly scupper your chances. A cover letter for a banking, finance or accountancy firm is a professional document, which should, in essence, be a sales pitch to accompany your CV. Since most employers in the banking, finance and accountancy sector will most likely only glance at your cover letter, you need to keep it short.
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Like CompBanker" said, you won't get the interview with your cover letter. Your goal for your cover letter isn't to single-handedly land you an interview with your eloquence and grandiose; it's to check the box and make sure it's proper enough that it doesn't get you dinged. S: Keep It Simple Stupid. Mention who you've talked to at the firm, your interest in the job, your qualifications, and briefly very briefly explain any gaps in your resume.