As a stockbroker you would be responsible for managing your client’s investments, choosing where to put their money and make it work for them. Stock broking is about risk and taking risks to make money and having the experience to know what are the right investments to make.
You will need to be able to work in a fast paced environment and analyse information and financial figures. You will need to be honest and committed to your role and be prepared to work for long hours to tight deadlines. You will need to be able to work well under pressure and remain calm and stress free.
Starting salaries for stockbrokers can be between £24,000 to £30,000 a year. If you are an experienced stockbroker then your earnings can be between £45,000 and £80,000 a year. Seniors can earn even more up to £100,000 a year.
Related: Insurance Broker Cover Letter
If you have found a position you want to apply for, please see the below example covering letter:
Stock Broker Cover Letter Example
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for the role of Stockbroker
I would like to apply for the role of Stockbroker which I have seen advertised in (where and when).
I am qualified to degree level with a (put details here including grade of what you studied and where) and I have always been interested in working in a financial role. I feel that I have excellent communication skills and work well with other people as well as on my own initiative.
I have had a lot of experience in dealing with customers and combined with my financial experience (provide more details about what you have done here) I feel that I will be able to work well in the world of stock broking and am ready to put everything I have into developing my career as a stock broker.
Please find enclosed my CV, if you have any questions about my skills and experiences, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions that you have.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV.