Writing a cover letter for a job is never easy and writing a cover letter for a graphic designing job is far worst a headache than anything. It is obvious that you can find multiple different types of samples and even templates online but will it even help you in getting the job you so badly wish for?
You can easily base your cover letter on these million templates online, but they are hard of any value or help in general.
If you are applying for a job position in any company as a graphic designer, you need to represent your creativity, and skills in a professional method in your cover letter. That is one thing you can't just wing it; you need to be well prepared and work hard on it. That is why it becomes challenging to write a cover letter for a graphic designer.
In this article, we will discuss some helpful tips that can guide you in writing the perfect cover letter for your job application.
Before we get to the helpful and supporting tips in writing the cover letter, let us first discuss why it is so necessary to make the cover letter impressive and great in general, however, we all are aware that the resume and graphic design portfolio matters more than a cover letter.
Cover letters are extremely important when it comes to jobs like graphic designing, even if the common misconception states that they don't. While having a good portfolio is the best thing of all, it is your cover letter that will gain you the attention of the interviewee.
There are many resumes submitted to the job that you want, and the interviewees do not have enough time to skim through each, and every one of them in detail and some candidates do not even get their resumes read by the recruiters as their cover letter aren't much impressive, to begin with. That is why you need to make your cover letters impressive enough to gain the attention of the recruiter so they can reach your resume and portfolio.
The cover letters aid you in getting the attention of the interviewee, amongst the hundreds of others who applied for the same position as you. With short sentences and two to three paragraphs, you can easily show the recruiter why they should hire you or give you the chance for an interview. You can tell them your strongest points and skills and even describe that you have all the qualities required for the job. You can give them an encouraging push to see your work portfolio.
A good cover letter will definitely increase your chances of getting the job you wish for, and you really do not need to sit for hours to write a cover letter. It can be done within a matter of minutes if you know your words and ways around it.
Moving on, let's discuss the tips you might need while writing your amazing graphic design cover letter and make sure you know the template and samples before working on the cover letter. Alright, let us start.
Maybe you got a good-looking regular sample or template for the cover letter off the web and decided to put in all the information in the right places because that is an extremely rational thing to do. You might have also thought about just to simply copy and paste your details in the sample and email it to the companies you want to apply for. Once again, a very rational decision, but this rational decision will not provide you with the attention you need from the recruiter. And it will also not prove any benefit to your career at all. Why you ask, it is simple, because your cover letter is regular, standard, nothing new, and unique to them.
As discussed before, a recruiter might receive hundreds of similar-looking cover letters within the span of 24 hours. So, why would they pay any attention to your cover letter when it looks the same as everyone else's.
You need to make your cover letter unique and new, with fresh information and good styling and editing, not the same as the other hundreds of them. While, for some copy-paste cover letters might work, but it won't guarantee in you receiving or getting any attention from the recruiter.
You need to edit and make your cover letter specific to the job, that way it doesn't look half-hearted, and the recruiter can catch the work you put into your cover letter. You can write your letter in accordance with the demands and requirements posted for the job, you can inform them how you have what they are looking for.
Make your cover letter exciting and unique, and not dull and standard. What you might want to try is writing a new letter for every job that you want to apply for, it will be worth it.
The hardest thing to achieve in writing a cover letter is that you need to make them catchy and informative, and exciting but also short at the same time. You cannot go on telling stories in your cover letter. It has to be accurate since no recruiter is ever going to read a ten to a fifteen-page cover letter, finish it in one page, or two, but that is all.
The recruiters are looking for your skills and your qualities, not your family background, or why you decided to study and major in graphic design.
Try to be short and make it accurate, do not stray from the point, and give the proper and professional information only. Write things that are relevant to the job you are applying for.
This is a very, very important tip. Do not make any sort of mistakes in your cover letter. While it is very common to have this knowledge, but it is crucial and very vital to not make any styling, editing, grammar, a structural, or logical mistake in your cover letter.
The reason why mistakes are allowed, even with the ‘we all are human, we make mistakes’ excuse is because cover letters are short. These mistakes can be easily seen in short paragraphs, and this will ruin the ongoing good impression of the recruiter. Proofread your cover letter and if you can, ask someone else to do it once for you as well.
Writing your cover letter per job is the best thing to do. Why, because this way you can easily edit it according to the job’s demands and requirements. Another reason why you should write a cover letter for the specific job is that you need to address a real, specific person and not all sirs and madams out there.
Addressing your cover letter to a specific person will tell the recruiter that you paid attention to the detail and know who you are writing to, and not just some random recruiter.
You see the title of the ad, ‘Graphic Designer required at xx company with xx experience and xx working hours and xx salary’ and you immediately get to work.
That is a mistake one commonly makes and regrets later, without knowing the mistake, of course. One needs to pay attention to all the little requirements and descriptions written in the post and make sure to look for any possible instructions and follow them.
This shows your professionalism and an eye for smaller details. Always read the posted job ad at least two to three times and if possible, make small notes or highlight the details and instructions given so you can follow them to the beat.
When you are writing your cover letter and describing your skills and qualities, make sure your tone isn’t doubtful or uncertain. Be confident in the skills that you possess and be confident that your portfolio will go far and beyond the expectations of the recruiter. If you really wish to get the job you are applying for, do not seem too desperate, and keep your tones in the letter in check.
Many recruiters disregard candidates who seem too desperate for the job as it does not make the best first impression. Keep your cool and calmly describe your best works to them. As a graphic designer, your cover letter should seem very creative, and there is no creativity in desperation.
Stay calm and make sure to meet the requirements of the company and the job, and try not to go out of your ways to describe why you need the job, No. Write why they need to hire you and how you are the best choice.
All in all, I hope that these tips came in handy for you, and you can create the best cover letter regarding your job requirements and descriptions, and you get the job that you are wishing and dreaming about.