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Aghhh! I just got a job interview while I was in the process of getting my resume and cover page together, but I am cursed and my computer crashed, and I couldn't get it up until the last day so please help me. This is my first cover letter and I want to do a good job, even though I don't have much time.
The company I'm applying for designs things for industrial and technology companies. Although it's not exactly glamorous, I need a job, so it will have to do. According to their website, the advantage they have over other companies is that they understand the challenges faced by tech companies because they've been doing business to business advertising for almost 20 years.
I haven't yet designed the cover page or resume but I'm working on it.
I'm not sure about the font yet, but I'm thinking Legato would do well. Any suggestions?
The cover letter, please rip it apart:
My name is Anthony Iverson, and I am a graphic and web designer. I first heard about your company from Janet, a relative of mine, and I was immediately interested in having the opportunity to meet you.
The other day I was looking at your website when I realized your company values reminded me of those of a designer named Otl Aicher, on whom I did a project last year. In this project I had to research his life and work and then write an article about him. I came to the conclusion that there was one important quality that separated him from most other designers of his time. It was his longing to create lasting brand value in the companies he worked for through efficient, pleasing, and logical design.
I also see those qualities in your work and writing, and I feel it's something we have in common. It's something I strongly believe in, that all my work be designed for the benefit of the reader, and to strengthen the client's brand, according to their own needs and goals.
I'm very grateful for your time, and I hope to be considered as an addition to your team. I know we can do great things together. Thank you.