Cover Letters for Advertising Jobs
Cover letters are reflections of your resume, and not replicas. Hence, while you draft a cover letter for job application you have to take care that you do not drool over the same points that have been already mentioned in your resume. An employer or a recruiter will read your cover letter first and then your resume. So, you have to shape your cover letter in such a way that the employer or recruiter is forced to take interest and read your resume.
A resume cover letter accompanies a resume. Such a cover letter should point out the important details of your resume; like your education and skills. You should attempt to portray your wish and enthusiasm in joining the particular organization. You must take care that you do not indulge in flattery as it is seen as an unprofessional and unscrupulous act. Language is the most important factor in a cover letter. The language of your letter must follow the basic rules of professionalism and etiquettes. The letter must act as a door to your resume. It must play the role of a guiding light that leads to your resume and lightens it up.
You can peep into the samples provided here to get an idea of how your resume cover letter should look like.
Job Application Cover Letter
Alexander S. Serpa,
2041 Burning Memory Lane,
Philadelphia, PA 19103,
Date: November 1, 2011.
Mr. William L. Wieland,
AAA Advertising Inc.,
3197 Franklin Street,
Dothan, AL 36303.
Dear Mr. Wieland,
I happened to come across the advertisement that you had posted on your website last week, seeking candidates for the post of Web Survey Designer in your firm AAA Advertising Inc. I write this letter in its response.
I am a student of Computer applications. I have worked with BBB Advertisers as a junior web survey designer for a year. I have been trained in prototyping tools and survey methodologies. I am also well versed with COTS programs. I have carried out various survey projects during my tenure in BBB, and have completed them successfully.
I have good skills in statistics, as it was one of my subjects in graduation. I have also attended workshops that trained me in web survey designing. I have also done a certificate course in graphic designing. Excellent computer skills, and good strategy planning and executing skills make me an ideal choice for your firm.
I have enclosed my resume along with this letter that will tell you in detail about my qualifications and achievements. I would be very happy if we could meet for an interview and discuss other things in person.
I would look forward to see you soon.
Alexander S. Serpa.
Copy of the graduation certificate
Copy of the post graduation certificate
Copy of certificate of graphic designing
Copy of experience certificate
Job Application Sample Cover Letter
James D. Speight,
1719 Gerald L. Bates Drive,
Boston, MA 02199,
Date: October 31, 2011.
Ms. Joan M. Jones,,
1345 Brentwood Drive,
Hutto, TX 78634.
Dear Ms. Jones,
Mr. Alexander Serpa, working as Media coordinator with your company had given me your reference. Yesterday we had met and he told me about the vacancy in your company for the post of Copywriter. I wish to apply for the same and hence I write this letter.
Love for the language and a flair for writing had accompanied me since childhood. Words and thoughts travel in my mind all day long. I have, sort of, developed a kinship with them. Chasing this passion, I started my career as a content writer in AAA Softwares. I worked there for two years, but I could not attain the satisfaction that my passion demanded and craved for. I want to do something different and that is why I want to join your firm. Mr. Serpa keeps talking a lot about the company, and about the work culture of the company. It has ignited my zeal to be a part of your firm.
I am enclosing my resume along with this for you to go through. I would also like to appear for an interview wherein we talk in detail and in person regarding various matters.
Thank you so much for your time.
James D. Speight.
Copy of the experience certificate of the previous company
Copy of the salary slip for the last three months
Copy of the relieving letter from the previous employer
Copy of graduation certificate
Copy of post graduation certificate