Willis Towers Watson Investment Consulting Cover Letter

by Mai Le | Sep 17, 2017

*** Successful Willis Towers Watson Cover Letter / Application contributed by a candidate***

Some first bits on the logistics

    • And for which office?
    • What’s the formal title of the position you applied for?
      Investment Analyst Intern
    • How long roughly did it take for you to hear back about your offer?
      2 weeks
    • Via what means did you hear back about this outcome?
    • Is there anything you wish you should have known or prepared for prior to applying to Willis Towers Watson?


  • Before you go, is there anything else you think will help other candidates get the offer at Willis Towers Watson like you did?
    Do you research on the company and just be yourself, they are looking for personable consultants as opposed to analytical robots.

Willis Towers Watson Cover Letter / Application

Please tell us your reasons for applying to Willis Towers Watson including your interests in applying and your understanding of the role. (Please keep your answer within 300 words).

At Willis Towers Watson, you have the goal of helping your clients make better decisions with regards to their capital and risks and, in doing so, add value to their company. This is done by existing on the margin of new investment opportunities and being at the forefront of technology such that you present the best ideas and best solutions to your clients in the market.

An internship at Willis Towers Watson would be a great insight into an industry I have limited exposure to, but one I am keen to experience. Having spoken with your employees at my university’s Banking and Finance fair, it was refreshing to hear how openly they were received as graduates and how their ideas were taken into account from day 1. To work in place that’s so forward thinking and where your independent ideas are valued would be extremely motivating; given I would be able to add real value to my team.

The part of the business that interests me most is the advisory side, as the chance to work with a wide range of clients with a wide range of needs would prove to create an exciting working environment within the investment consulting department. This excitement would come from the merger of the people facing aspects of consulting and the data analytics and entrepreneurship of investment management, as well as the forward thinking nature of risk management; all of which really appeal to me and my nature. That said, at the same time I would enjoy learning about how this sector interacts with other sectors (Human capital and benefits for example) in order to provide their clients with effective solutions.

What relevant skills will you be able to bring to Willis Towers Watson and how have you developed these? (Please keep your answer within 300 words)

By far the most relevant skill I bring to Willis Towers Watson and their investment consulting division is my entrepreneurship developed in my side hobby of buying and selling clothes/ shoes for profit. Within this, I need to be able to address market trends, stay up to date with releases and, most importantly, limit my risks in order to stop myself getting stuck with £150 shoes I am unable to sell on.

So far, I have made over £2500 pure profit in just over 18 months and have since expanded my business into that of consignment to in an attempt to diversify and increase profits. This displays initiative and outside the box thinking, both of which are key skills in order to be able to make a difference and go beyond what is expected of me; meaning I can offer the client more than just an industry standard solution. I am constantly diversifying into new markets and this means I need to be up to date with current trends; something that easily translates to the work I would be required to do at Willis Towers Watson.

Furthermore, I bring with me an ability to establish strong working relationships meaning I am able to offer value to either my team or the client in every engagement. These skills have been developed in my job as a Bar Associate which lends itself to my naturally outgoing personality and personable nature. I ensure customers feel welcome and this adds to their experience of my service. These skills also allow me to thrive in a team-orientated environment given I find it easy to form relationships with people from all different backgrounds and I also enjoy the feeling of working towards a common goal.

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Written By Mai Le

Mai worked for Goldman Sachs in London for many years as an investment banking associate. When she was at LSE, her seniors used to pass her notes of their interviews as well as their cover letters, which helped her tremendously in her job search. This site is a way for her to pay it forward, obtaining qualified materials from her friends and contributors, and building a similar community to pass the resources on to you.

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