In the last couple of posts I mentioned the importance of sending out snail mail letters of introduction to galleries. The internet may be taking over the universe of marketing but these tried and true traditional techniques work more effectively than ever.. Justin Harris asked if we could share a sample letter — so here goes. This is a fairly standard letter to a gallery director inviting them to review your work. Oh — and this is just one example.
You've found the perfect job, hit the "apply" button, and started the process with your engines revved and ready. But wait! Slam the brakes! They want a cover letter. Oh no. Don't let this request derail you.
You have seconds to make an impression with your cover letter. The person reading your cover letter wants to ball it up, throw it away, and get on with their day. You need to make it easy or them to realize how interesting you are. You want to spell your interest out to them. This feels like a no-brainer Why would you need to spell this out?
Are you applying for an arts-related position? A cover letter is an important piece of the on-paper first impression you'll give a potential employer. More importantly, it can provide a space to highlight details of your experience and special skills that might not be included in your resume. What you include in your cover letter will be dependent on the open position and your unique background. If you're up for a position in the arts such as a studio assistant , your cover letter should include information relevant to the position.