Raise your hand if you think cover letters are pointless. I did and maybe I still do but that doesn't change the fact that I still need one. For the fist time in my life I'm job hunting as a creative. When I set out to find work as a desinger I already had someone in mind that I wanted to work for.
The problem was that they didn't have any openings posted. This meant I needed to create a cold cover letter and resume. While browsing on Google I found Youth Central. Under Jobs they have some very helpful tips for cover letters. Specifically about how to write a cover letter when there's no job advertised. They explain the purpose of a cover letter and will walk you through step by step in creating one. Here is my cover letter and resume I put together for The Bible Project. Hopefully Youth Central proves to be as helpful to you as it was for me.
Don't you wish you had the answers to everything? Wouldn't it be nice if you always knew what path to take or what words to say? If you do, please share your amazing gift because I don't have it. That is why I'm getting some help as I try to progress in my design career.
Yesterday I met with a friend of mine. He has worked for several companies including Apple. While working for them, he gained insight into coaching creatives. He started a company called Creative Critical Thinking.
If you know me then you know that I have been going to school and trying to push my way into a spot with the creative team of my current employer. A few weeks ago, I decided that that path wasn't going to pan out. Instead I've decided to go in a different direction and seek out a creative career elsewhere.
The problem I had was I didn't even know really where to start or how to present myself to a design shop. That's when my friend who I'm very grateful for just fell into my life. The future isn't clear for me (it almost never is), but I'm glad I found some help. If you're an aspiring creative like me, don't hesitate to seek out and ask for some help.