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Dear Dr. Cooper,
My name is James Robertson and I am a graduate student of Accounting and Finance at the London
School of Economics. I have come across a Research Officer vacancy with the FSSC through the
School’s Career Service and would be much obliged if you were to consider the attached CV in
Through my graduate studies in Accounting and Finance at the LSE, I have become familiar with
the financial services sector, its crucial significance to the UK economy and the regulatory
framework it must conform to. I can blend these insights with a profound understanding of the
strategic planning, acquisition and development of skills by organisations, as well as the economic
and regulatory aspects of labour markets, obtained during my graduate studies in Human Resource
Management in Athens. All of this is held together by an economist’s analytical rigour, and
supported by strong research skills practiced throughout my academic education. Finally, I hope to
bring into the role of Research Officer what I have gained in my five years of serving the Greek
debating community as one of its most active debating coaches and tournament organisers: expert
communication skills; the ability to establish and develop relationships; to recognise the
information needs of multiple stakeholders and serve them uncompromisingly to the highest
standard; finally, the ability to stay on top of issues through structured, daily research.
I am enthusiastic about working for the FSSC because I see this opportunity as a crucial step in my
development as a professional, a deeply challenging appointment and one which will enable me to
make a positive impact with my work. As a professional, I expect to profit from integrating my
knowledge of HR and Accounting and Finance: I believe important insights lie at the interface of
these two disciplines that can only be brought out by involving oneself with strategic skills planning
on a macro scale. I am grateful for my wide and thorough education, but it can only take me so far.
With regard to the challenge involved, I expect that the high expectations of the FSSC’s
stakeholders will energise me and the people I will be working with to realise our potential. Finally,
I find that to contribute to the efficiency, good governance, quality of service and growth of the
financial sector, as the FSSC ultimately aspires to do, will be to render a service to society that I can
be proud of.
It is my hope that the information I have provided will convince you to consider my application. I
will be in touch with you soon to further discuss my prospects with the FSSC.