Your cover letter is the first impression the hiring manager gets of you. It’s your chance to make them feel confident in accepting your application and getting the job. In this article, you will learn how to write an impressive cover letter for your acquiring a new design job.
1. Write a firm & straightforward introduction
Your cover letter should be very straightforward. It’s like you are giving your introduction to your future employer. The more it is relevant, simple, and confident, the more it will be effective. Don’t forget to mention the job you are applying for and its source. Source means if you are applying for the job after reading its ad in a newspaper or website. Mention that source in your cover letter.
2. Show your keen interest in joining the company
Find some information about the organization you are applying for. It will be beneficial for you to get information about the organization, especially during interviews. The more you know the company, the more are the chances that organization will hire you. Key members will think that you are serious about this job and you know its culture well.
3. Show your knowledge about the company
Getting the knowledge about the company or organization you are applying for will help you when the organization personnel will ask you “why do you want to join our company/organization”. You can tell them (based on your research before your interview about the organization) that you are very impressed with their culture or how you can help them to boost their sales etc. Do mention some key points of your research in your cover letter.
4. Express your professional qualifications & experience
Never forget to mention your qualifications, experiences, and technical knowledge about the industry of the job you are applying for. It will increase the hiring probability. Just put the most relevant job experience. Never add experiences that have no relevance to the job you are applying for.
5. Highlight your proficiency in design skills
If your job is in the advertising or design industry then you should make your resume as beautiful, but not overdone, as possible. Add you’re relevant experience in the software that the organization is using. For example, if you are an expert in Cinema 4D and also learning Blender, then do mention that in your cover letter. Tell them about how you can enhance their overall outlook etc.
6. Don’t ignore writing the closing sentence
Always close your cover letter with an impressive and polite ending sentence. For example “Looking forward to hearing from you” or “My five years of experience in user design, specifically working in the design industry, will be an excellent match for this job”. Your closing line should not show any arrogance or hard feeling.
Always use a professional email address to send your job application. For example, your [email protected] or your [email protected]. Never use casual or funky email addresses which look non-professional like [email protected] or [email protected] etc.
The main purpose of the cover letter is to give a brief hint about yourself to your future employer. Hiring chances will be great if you present yourself in a decent professional manner. There are some excellent tutorials that you should go through on skillshare. Never hesitate to use professional resume templates because they will enhance the chances of hiring you. Best of luck with your new job application!