The 23 Best Cover Letter Examples: What They Got Right

Amanda Zantal-Wiener

Published: December 14, 2023

I've sent plenty of cover letters throughout my career, so I know it isn't usually fun to write one. Fortunately, the cover letter examples I painstakingly gathered below show that it’s possible to have a little fun with your job search — and maybe even make yourself a better candidate in the process.

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I was shocked upon learning 45% of job seekers don't include a cover letter when applying for a job. I definitely don't recommend following the crowd on this matter because your cover letter is a chance to tell the stories your resume only outlines.

It's an opportunity for you to highlight your creativity at the earliest stage of the recruitment process.

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Are you ready to showcase your unique skills and experience? Or are you looking for more tips and cover letter inspiration?

Keep reading for 20+ cover letter examples, then check out tips for cover letter formatting and what makes a cover letter great .

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Cover Letter Examples

  • Standard Cover Letter Example
  • Data-Driven Cover Letter Sample
  • Entry-Level Cover Letter Example
  • The Cover Letter That Explains 'Why,' Not Just 'How'
  • The 'We're Meant for Each Other' Cover Letter
  • The Cover Letter with H.E.A.R.T.
  • Short-and-Sweet Cover Letter Example
  • The Short Story
  • The Bare Bones Cover Letter
  • The Breezy Follow-Up
  • The Administrative Assistant Cover Letter
  • The Internship Cover Letter
  • The Brutally Honest Cover Letter
  • The Pivot Cover Letter
  • The Graphic Design Cover Letter
  • Consulting Internship Cover Letter Example
  • Nonprofit Referral Cover Letter Example
  • General Email Inquiry Cover Letter Example
  • Post-Phone-Call Cover Letter Example
  • Mission-Driven Graduate Cover Letter Example
  • Short Recommendation Cover Letter Example
  • Professor or Research Position Cover Letter Example
  • Director Cover Letter Example
  • Editorial Cover Letter Example
  • Promotion Cover Letter Example
  • Law Cover Letter Example

Customizable Cover Letter Examples

In a hurry for a cover letter example you can download and customize? Check out the ones below from HubSpot’s cover letter template kit .

1. Standard Cover Letter Example

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This standard cover letter is among my favorite approaches because it hits all the right notes: It includes a space to give a brief summary of your experience, as well as a space to delve in-depth into the specific responsibilities of your current role.

You also have the chance to describe the challenges you’ve mastered in previous roles, showing that you’re capable of facing any problem that comes your way.

Why I Love It

I love this cover letter because it allows you to describe the high points of your career while still being professional, personalized, and succinct.

2. Data-Driven Cover Letter Sample

cover letter examples: data driven cover letter

Numbers are worth a million words — or that’s how I think the saying should go (if only we could include pictures in cover letters).

Citing data and statistics about your achievements at your current company is an assured way to capture a hiring manager’s attention.

Over the years, I've learned most hiring managers don’t read the entire letter, so a bulleted summary of your achievements can be a powerful way to increase the effectiveness and scannability of your message.

I love this cover letter because it’s adaptable to any role. Even if you don’t work in a data-centric role, you can include any enumerable achievement.

If I worked in a creative industry, for instance, I could include the number of creative assets you designed for your current company.

3. Entry-Level Cover Letter Example

cover letter examples: entry-level cover letter

Many of us have had "first job jitters" (that's what I'm calling it) when applying for our first career opportunity.

However, my experience taught me to increase my chances of getting that first interview by including a cover letter that explains how my education can help me succeed in the role I applied for.

In fact, HubSpot staff writer Erica Santiago says highlighting her education was key to snagging her first role out of college.

"When I graduated from journalism school, I only had a couple of internships under my belt and maybe some writing clips — not enough to compete with most young professionals with more experience," she recalls.

"So, I highlighted the classes I took such as 'News Reporting and Writing' or 'Electronic News Gathering," she says, "And I explained the assignments I did and how they gave me real-world experience in interviewing and reporting."

She says that's how she got her first job as a digital journalist for WSVN in Miami.

If you need help understanding how to highlight your education in a cover letter, look no further than this example from HubSpot.

While other cover letter samples give experienced professionals the opportunity to share their experience at length, this one gives you the chance to describe your personal and professional attributes.

You can then convey how you can use your knowledge to help your target company reach its goals.

I love this cover letter because it’s easy and simple to use for a student who has little experience in their target industry — including those who haven’t yet completed an internship.

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What does a good cover letter look like in practice, and how can you make yours stand out? I  found six examples from job seekers who decided to do things a bit differently.

Note: Some of these cover letters include real company names and NSFW language that I've covered up.

1. The Cover Letter That Explains 'Why,' Not Just 'How'

You may already know how to talk about how you’ll best execute a certain role in your cover letter. But there’s another question you might want to answer: Why the heck do you want to work here?

The Muse , a career guidance site, says that it’s often best to lead with the why — especially if it makes a good story.

I advise against blathering on and on, but a brief tale that illuminates your desire to work for that particular employer can really make you stand out.

cover letter that explains "why" with a story about a childhood experience with the chicago cubs

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Here’s another instance of the power of personalization.

The author of this cover letter clearly has a passion for this prospective employer — the Chicago Cubs — and if she’s lying about it, well, I'm sure that would eventually be revealed in an interview.

Make sure your story is nonfiction and relatable according to each job. While I love a good tale of childhood baseball games, an introduction like this one probably wouldn’t be fitting in a cover letter for, say, a software company.

But a story of how the hours you spent playing with DOS games as a kid led to your passion for coding? Sure, I’d find that fitting.

If you’re really passionate about a particular job opening, think about where that deep interest is rooted. Then, tell your hiring manager about it in a few sentences.

Why This Is A Great Cover Letter

This example shows how effective personalization can be. The writer is passionate about the employer, drawing from her own childhood experience to communicate her enthusiasm.

Further reading: Sales Cover Letter Tips

2. The 'We're Meant for Each Other' Cover Letter

This cover letter example is a special one because it was submitted to us here at HubSpot. What does the letter do well? It makes a connection with us before we've even met the letter's author.

We're meant for each other cover letter submitted to HubSpot

"Content Marketing Certified" shows the applicant has taken the content marketing certification course in our HubSpot Academy (you can take the same course here ).

Our "records" indicate he/she did indeed give an interview with us before — and was a HubSpot customer.

The cover letter sang references to a relationship we didn't even know we had with the candidate.

The letter ends with a charming pitch for why, despite him/her not getting hired previously, our interests complement each other this time around.

(Yes, the applicant was hired).

This cover letter example does an excellent job of building rapport with the employer. Despite not getting hired for previous roles they applied for at HubSpot, the writer conveys exactly why they are right for this role.

Read more: Customer Service Cover Letter Tips

3. The Cover Letter with H.E.A.R.T.

HubSpot has a lot of H.E.A.R.T. — Humble, Empathetic, Adaptable, Remarkable, Transparent.

Our Culture Code is the foundation of the company's culture, the driving force behind our mission to help millions grow better , and serves as the scaffolding for our hiring practices.

Recruiters at HubSpot look for applicants that demonstrate how they embody the Culture Code and job description, paying extra attention to cover letters that are super custom to HubSpot.

In another HubSpot submission, a HubSpot applicant writes about how she found out about HubSpot, why she likes the company, and how her professional experience aligns with H.E.A.R.T.

cover letter that details experience according to hubspot values: humble, empathy, adaptability, remarkable, and transparent.

HubSpot's recruiting team was impressed with her dedication to the company and how she went beyond what was asked for by linking her portfolio in her closing paragraph.

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Short Cover Letter Examples

4. the short-and-sweet cover letter.

In 2009, David Silverman penned an article for Harvard Business Review titled, " The Best Cover Letter I Ever Received. " That letter has three complete sentences, as follows:

Short and sweet cover letter example with only three sentences

One might argue that this particular letter is less than outstanding, and I'll also admit it's an older example.

It’s brief, to say the least, and the author doesn’t go into a ton of detail about what makes him or her qualified for the job in question.

But that’s what Silverman likes about it — the fact that the applicant only included the pieces of information that would matter the most to the recipient.

"The writer of this letter took the time to think through what would be relevant to me," writes Silverman. "Instead of scattering lots of facts in hopes that one was relevant, the candidate offered up an opinion as to which experiences I should focus on."

When you apply for a job, start by determining two things:

  • Who might oversee the role — that’s often included in the description, under "reports to." Address your letter to that individual.
  • Figure out what problems this role is meant to solve for that person. Then, concisely phrase in your cover letter how and why your experience can and will resolve those problems.

The key to this standout cover letter is research.

By looking into who you’ll be reporting to and learning more about that person’s leadership style, you’ll be better prepared to tailor your cover letter to focus on how you can create solutions for them.

Read here for more tips on how to land your dream job .

5. The Short Story

Basha Coleman began her cover letter with a short story. The goal of this short story is two-fold:

  • Detail the experience she already has with the organization.
  • Stand out to the hiring team.

short cover letter example from basha coleman that starts with a short story about her existing experience with pepsi

I notice her short story follows a typical narrative arc: It has a conflict/obstacle, a turning point, and a positive outcome, all created with a goal to emphasize a theme or point.

In this case, Coleman is emphasizing her existing affinity with the brand and her triumphs within the program so that she can continue on her career path.

Like the second example in our list, this cover letter does an excellent job of conveying the applicant’s existing affinity for the brand. If you are applying to a company you love, don’t be shy about showing it and explaining why.

6. The Bare Bones Cover Letter

In today's job market, cover letters aren't always necessary. Even though many recruiters won't ask for or even read them, cover letters can still be effective and convey personality to a reader.

Writing a strong cover letter can help you better convey your interest in the position and company.

This template from The Balance Careers puts together the essential components of a short cover letter: excitement about the position, your qualifications, and a call-to-action for the recruiter to follow up with you.

Combining these central aspects in a well-written, compelling narrative will go a long way in convincing readers to hire you.

short cover letter example with summarized bullet points

This letter is organized and concise. The inclusion of bullet points to highlight key skills and help the recruiter skim the document is a nice touch.

Check out this post for more useful cover letter tips .

7. The Breezy Follow-Up

In this cover letter, Amanda Edens is following the instructions the hiring manager gave by forwarding an email with resume and writing samples attached.

short cover letter example from Amanda Edens with bullet points and breezy language

This short cover letter is the result. I especially admire how she uses casual and breezy language to convey personality and enthusiasm, and she keeps her paragraphs succinct.

Not only does Amanda include links to relevant writing samples that are live on the web, but she also closes with a strong final paragraph that:

  • Summarizes the expertise she has relevant to the posting
  • Emphasizes that she doesn't want to simply get a job but rather help the organization accomplish their goals
  • The reader gets everything they need in an organized and thoughtful manner.

8. The Administrative Assistant Cover Letter

In this cover letter the candidate, Michelle, plays up her prior music industry experience to build a connection with Epic Music Group. If you have specific industry experience for the role you are applying for, be sure to highlight that.

Cover Letter Example: Admin Cover Letter

It’s clear that she’s passionate about not only the music industry, but Epic as a whole.

She’s done so much research on the company that she knows what software programs they use, and happens to be proficient in it to help convey value to the hiring manager.

This example further illustrates the importance of research.

Make sure you understand the culture of the company to which you’re applying before you send a completely unfiltered cover letter — if you don’t, there’s a good chance it’ll completely miss the mark.

In just three short paragraphs, the applicant uses their company research to drive home why they are the perfect fit for the role — emphasizing industry experience as well as software knowledge specific to the company.

All of this communicates that she’d be able to start with very few hiccups while getting up to speed.

Further reading: 15 Cover Letter Templates

9. The Internship Cover Letter

Maybe you’re just getting started in your career and looking to land the right internship to gain experience in your field.

In this case, you’ll need to highlight more of your educational background and transferable skills since you won’t have as much professional experience to highlight.

Cover Letter Examples: Internship Cover Letter

The cover letter above is a great example of how to emphasize your skills and accomplishments when applying to internships or entry-level positions. A few things the applicant does well:

  • Highlights relevant extracurriculars and affinity networks. In this case, the applicant is applying for a business analyst position, so mentioning their involvement in a FinTech group makes sense.
  • Previous internships in relevant fields: Our applicant points out that they’ve interned as a Business Analyst at another firm. Pointing out that they’ve done the role before will help make their case for fit.
  • Highlight other useful skills: This applicant is fluent in both English and German. If an international company or an organization needs bilingual support, knowing multiple languages is an asset.

This cover letter example illustrates how you can leverage your education and background to get the gig even when you don’t have much working experience. Highlighting previous internships or experience in related fields can go a long way in convincing hiring managers you’re the perfect candidate for the role.

Further reading for recent graduates:

  • How to Find a Job After College
  • Writing a Cover Letter for an Internship

Creative Cover Letter Examples

10. the brutally honest cover letter.

Then, there are the occasions when your future boss might appreciate honesty — in its purest form.

Former Livestream CEO Jesse Hertzberg, by his own admission, is one of those people, which might be why he called this example " the best cover letter " (which he received while he was with Squarespace):

Brutally honest cover letter example

As Hertzberg says in the blog post elaborating on this excerpt — it’s not appropriate for every job or company.

But if you happen to be sure that the corporate culture of this prospective employer gets a kick out of a complete lack of filter, then there’s a chance that the hiring manager might appreciate your candor.

"Remember that I'm reading these all day long," Hertzberg writes. "You need to quickly convince me I should keep reading. You need to stand out."

The applicant did their research on the company’s culture and executed this cover letter flawlessly. It’s funny and shows off the applicant’s personality all while making it clear why they are a good fit for the role.

Further reading:

  • How to Stand Out and Get Hired at Your Dream Company
  • How to Find Your Dream Job

11. The Pivot Cover Letter

Making a career switch? Your cover letter can be an excellent opportunity for you to explain the reasoning behind your career change and how your transferable skills qualify you for the role.

Cover Letter Example: Creative Pivot Cover Letter

It’s clean but effective.

Since the role she is applying for is more visual, it’s important to both show and tell why you’re a good fit.

This cover letter strikes the perfect balance between creativity and simplicity in design while putting the applicant's career change into context.

The copy is clean, with a creative font choice that isn’t distracting from the content, but still demonstrates the applicant’s knack for design.

12. The Graphic Design Cover Letter

When applying for more creative roles, the design of your cover letter can say just as much as the words on the page. Take the graphic designer letter example below.

sandra barnes cover letter

It’s got so much going for it:

  • Pop of color
  • Clean layout
  • Interesting fonts

Besides the style elements, this example also doesn’t skimp on the key skills recruiters are looking for. Using metrics, the applicant proves their value and why they would be a great fit.

This cover letter thoroughly conveys the applicant’s skills and qualifications using a variety of visual elements and emphasizing their greatest achievements.

Pro tip: If you're applying for a graphic design job, share a link to your graphic design portfolio website , even if it's not an application requirement.

Job Cover Letter Examples

Next up, let’s go over some classic cover letter examples for jobs, especially if you’re applying to internships or only have a few years of experience.

The below cover letters follow the golden rules and don’t deviate too much from the standard — which is ideal if you’re applying to positions in more traditional industries.

13. Consulting Internship Cover Letter Example

consulting cover letter

Many internship applicants are early on in their careers or are still in college. That means they’ve yet to gather enough experience to offer tangible proof of their ability to do the job.

That means that a cover letter is the place where an internship applicant can shine.

This cover letter example highlights the applicant’s skills in a bullet-point format. That makes it easier for an overburdened hiring manager to get the essence of her points, quickly, if they’re only skimming cover letters.

Not only that, but this applicant personalized the letter in every single sentence. She shares information about her prior conversations with some of the company’s employees and mentions the company’s name at every turn.

While she only has one prior consulting job, she deftly mentions the skills she developed in that role and ties them into her desired position at Quantcast Product Group.

This cover letter example does a fantastic job advertising the applicant’s soft skills in a highly scannable format — while still going heavy on the personalization.

Don’t be shy to lightly play with formatting to get your point across and to imbue the letter with your passion for a company.

14. Nonprofit Referral Cover Letter Example

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This cover letter example for a nonprofit job hits the ground running by right away inserting the name of one of the nonprofit’s Superintendents.

That’s an excellent way to get a recruiter’s attention and make you stand out from the slush pile, even if you’re only just out of school, as is the case for this applicant.

If you’ve received an internal recommendation for a position, you’d be wise to open your letter with that information. Don’t worry about it feeling too stilted or strange — remember, hiring managers only skim letters.

Your goal is to make sure they get information about you that they otherwise won’t get from your resume.

With only three full paragraphs, this cover letter example is short, sweet, and to the point. No time is wasted, and it also goes over the critical basics, such as skills and experience.

This nonprofit cover letter includes a recommendation from an internal employee at the target organization, making it more likely to stand out from the slush pile.

I  also love that it doesn’t skimp on the basics, such as skills, enthusiasm, and experience.

15. General Email Inquiry Cover Letter Example

job cover letter examples: general internship inquiry

Even if a job opportunity isn’t available at an organization yet, it doesn’t mean that there won’t be. You can always send a general inquiry cover letter, like the one in this example.

This email cover letter for a political campaign internship is short and sweet, but includes the critical information the campaign coordinator needs to consider the applicant for any new positions that may open up.

The best part about this cover letter is that it can be easily customized from one political campaign employer to the next.

While it does include a level of personalization, it’s brief and can be easily changed to address the specific political candidate.

When sending general inquiries like this one, it’s essential to make the personalization aspect as pain-free as possible for yourself. That may mean including only one sentence or two, knowing that a general inquiry might not be replied to.

This email cover letter example hits all the right notes while keeping it brief and to-the-point. While we don’t recommend choosing this format for a formal cover letter, it works if you’re sending a general inquiry to an employer over email.

It’s also a good example to follow if you’re still in college or have very little experience.

Read more: How to Write a Letter of Interest

16. Post-Phone-Call Cover Letter Example

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If you get a phone call from a potential employer and they invite you to send your resume, pat yourself on the back — that is such a win. In your cover letter, be sure to mention that right away, like this example does.

A hiring manager or an executive at a company likely has a lot of tasks on their plate, which means that they may forget about your call from one week to the next.

That is totally okay, which is why this example starts with a reminder that the applicant and the letter recipient spoke back on January 31st. It also has a few more details about why they started speaking in the first place.

Aside from leveraging the phone call that’s already occurred, this cover letter also does an excellent job explaining why the applicant is an ideal choice for the job.

It goes into detail about skills and previous experience with a high level of enthusiasm, and includes a promise to follow up at the end.

This cover letter example includes two things that will immediately draw my attention: A phone call they’ve already had, and a mutual contact at their organization.

The job and internship search can be grueling; never be afraid to use everything you have at your disposal to improve your standing over other applicants.

Read more: How to Start a Cover Letter

17. Mission-Driven Graduate Cover Letter Example

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This cover letter example from a recent B.A. graduate wowed me from the first sentence.

The applicant right away explains her attained degree and her specific career interests, then dives into the aspects of her experience that make her such a great candidate.

It's so personalized to the employer’s own mission that it’s difficult to stop reading it.

Even if the hiring manager isn’t a science or health professional, they would be able to effectively gauge the applicant’s suitability for the role by the expertise she shows in her cover letter alone.

The applicant explains at length why she’s excited to work for that specific hospital. The organization serves Aboriginal populations, which aligns with her own values and research interests.

In the last paragraph, she summarizes what she knows about the employer in one sentence, then describes how each of her experiences supports the employer’s mission.

That is an exceedingly clever and meaningful way to align yourself with an organization at a deeper level.

If you’re applying to a mission-driven organization, don’t be shy about showing your excitement and expertise. You don’t need a lot of experience to show that your values align with those of your target organization.

This cover letter example is especially good inspiration if you’re making a career change, have only just a few internships under your belt, or are graduating from college.

18. Short Recommendation Cover Letter Example

job cover letter examples: short recommendation

Referral or recommendation cover letters don’t need to be too long, and this is a great example of that. It immediately leverages a mutual connection at the company.

The mutual connection recommended that the applicant contact the hiring manager for a role, which is a piece of information I  always recommend you frontload in your letter.

This specific cover letter comes from an applicant with little experience, making it a good example to follow if you’re switching careers or just out of college.

Instead of talking about their experience, the applicant uses anecdotal evidence to convey their enthusiasm for working at that company.

The writer also goes over their most salient skills, such as being able to speak multiple languages. They also explain how their degree directly applies to the target role.

I  love that the candidate highlights their leadership abilities and makes that an effective selling point for being hired.

This cover letter doesn’t go on for too long, which we love. It’s simple and sweet and provides all the information the hiring manager needs to look more closely at the applicant’s resume and make an interviewing decision.

19. Professor or Research Position Cover Letter Example

job cover letter examples: professor or research

Academic or research position cover letters might require a little more information than the typical cover letter — and this is one such example. Why is it okay to go a little longer?

Because the letter is not only a way to supplement the PhD candidate’s academic CV, but to provide a writing sample for the search committee.

I love this cover letter because it expresses the candidate’s enthusiasm for teaching and explains her instructional ethos, such as providing out-of-the-classroom opportunities, championing communication, and encouraging students to step out of their comfort zone.

The applicant also suggests courses she may be able to teach at the target institution, and expresses her interest in developing new courses as needed.

She also suggests how she can enhance the college’s extracurricular programming by offering study abroad courses, which shows not just an interest in teaching but adding to the school’s overall culture.

While this letter goes for a little longer than recommended, it serves as a fantastic writing sample and explains the applicant’s research background at length.

If you’re applying to academic or research roles, don’t be afraid to go into detail about what most excites you in terms of research interests.

20. Director Cover Letter Example

job cover letter examples: director

This cover letter example — for a Director of Catering position at a university — doesn’t waste any time.

The applicant right away says that they’re a strong candidate for the role, then jumps right into three salient qualifications that make him a great fit.

I love how the applicant uses bullet points and bold text to guide an overburdened hiring manager through the cover letter — and to give them permission to scan it, if needed.

If the hiring manager would like more information or actual examples of the skills, they merely need to read the rest of the bullet point paragraph.

As mentioned, light formatting can be beneficial to your cover letter, as it draws the recruiter’s eyes and prevents them from having to fish for the information they’re looking for.

This short, sweet cover letter includes the critical information a hiring manager or high-level executive needs to make an interview decision.

I  love the use of formatting that doesn’t stray too much from regular cover letter conventions, and I  like that the applicant kept all other paragraphs extremely brief.

21. Editorial Cover Letter Example

job cover letter examples: editorial

Applying for an editorial or journalistic position? Like a cover letter example I  shared earlier, you can take a more storytelling approach to capture the hiring manager’s attention.

This cover letter example does that effectively by telling an anecdote that directly mentions the newspaper where they’d like to work.

This immediately draws the reader in and tells them that this application isn’t random at all; the applicant would like to work at the newspaper because they’ve read it every morning.

Not only that, but they have a favorite reporter on the newspaper’s staff. The applicant then jumps into the specific reason they want to take an editorial position at the Baltimore Sun.

The cover letter includes all pertinent information, such as how previous positions have equipped the applicant to take on this job. It closes with enthusiasm after keeping the reader rapt every step of the way.

The applicant uses storytelling to — you guessed it — apply for a position that needs storytelling skills. If you’re applying for a data-driven position or a graphic design position, why not showcase those skills in the cover letter itself?

I  like that this letter doesn’t diverge too much from cover letter conventions while still differentiating itself.

22. Promotion Cover Letter Example

job cover letter examples: promotion

In this cover letter example, the applicant already works for the employer and wishes to apply for the next position to move up in their career.

I  like that the letter cites the applicant’s extensive knowledge of the organization, which will no doubt give them an advantage over external applicants.

Not only that, but the applicant also references their experience before they started working at the employer and uses that information to make their candidacy even more desirable.

Lastly, this letter includes a healthy level of enthusiasm for the university and the position — something that is never extra in a cover letter.

This cover letter example does an excellent job showing the candidate’s knowledge of their current organization while stating why they’re a natural fit for the promotion.

Plus, the letter includes information on the applicant’s relevant activities outside of work — if you’re involved in any organizations that might help you do your job better, be sure to include them.

23. Law Cover Letter Example

job cover letter examples: law

This law cover letter example jumps right into personalization, a bold move that will serve you well if you’re genuinely interested in a company and want to stand out.

The applicant cites the recipient’s recent article on bond litigation, then ties that into the role they’d like to get at the law firm.

The applicant then goes into his skills and the feedback he’s received from past managers. This is an excellent way to introduce your skills without sounding dry — or even unfounded.

By citing positive feedback you’ve received, you’ll imply that others have praised you for having those skills, and that you’re not only "tooting your own horn."

Pro-Tip: In cover letters, it’s absolutely okay to toot your own horn — that’s what they’re for. But if you can cite others’ remarks, that also helps.)

At just two and a half paragraphs, this letter is exceedingly short but no less effective. It’s an excellent example of how to personalize your letter quickly while still conveying the essentials of a cover letter.

This short cover letter example keeps it brief while still creating high impact. The applicant personalizes the letter immediately, cites external feedback, and conveys enthusiasm.

This letter proves you don’t need to write a novel about an employer to sway the hiring manager into giving you an interview.

Now that I've shown you some excellent examples, let's talk about how you can create the best cover letter for your dream job.

What is a good cover letter?

A cover letter is used to show your interest in the role, passion for the company, and the impact you've had in previous positions. Good cover letters should include a standout opening, relevant skills and qualifications, and a strong finish with a call-to-action — all within one page and unique to each application.

What’s on a cover letter?

Before you start writing your cover letter, let's cover a few basic must-haves you'll want to include. If you’re looking for more detailed instructions, check out this guide to writing a cover letter .

Add a simple, but pleasant greeting to address the recruiter or hiring manager.

Learn more:

  • Dear Sir or Madam Alternatives
  • Cover Letter Greetings

Write a catchy introduction that explains why you’re interested in the role.

  • How to Write an Introduction
  • Tips for Writing a Good Introduction Sentence

Work Experience

This is the heart of your cover letter. It outlines your relevant experience and why you’d be a great fit for the role. You can highlight special skills, experiences, professional achievements, or education to help make your case.

  • How to Write About Your Professional Background
  • Professional Bio Examples
  • LinkedIn Bio Examples

In this paragraph, add a call-to-action by expressing interest in an interview. Offer your contact information and sign off.

  • Email Closing Line Examples
  • Tips for Writing Conclusions

What does a cover letter look like?

Besides showing off your skills and qualifications, cover letters give you the opportunity to present a clear, concise, and compelling writing sample. It shows off your personality and your ability to convey ideas.

That's a lot of information to include on a single page, so it can help to have a clear structure to start with.

Check out our fillable cover letter templates to see how you should organize the content of your cover letter.

HubSpot Cover Letter Template

What makes a great cover letter?

A cover letter is personal, but it also needs to help you reach a goal and help the hiring team understand how you could perform that role with their company. This complexity can make cover letters really tough to write.

Because cover letters are difficult to write, many come off as boring, basic, or confusing for hiring managers to read. But the tips below about the qualities that make a cover letter great can help you take your cover letter from basic to bright.

Start with this quick video, then keep reading for more tips:

Personalized Introduction

Begin with an introduction that's personal. It should capture the reader's attention and address your recipient by name. Then, add a compelling opening sentence that emphasizes your interest in the specific role.

Helpful Cover Letter Introduction:

"Dear [Hiring Manager's Name],

In an increasingly digitized world, where customer-centric strategies are vital for business success, I am thrilled to apply for the [Job Title] position at HubSpot."

Unhelpful Cover Letter Introduction:

"To Whom it May Concern,

I am applying for the [Job Title] position at HubSpot. I have some experience in marketing and can help your clients grow their businesses."

Relevant Professional Experience

It can be tempting to use the same cover letter for every job. After all, it's about your experience, isn't it? But it's not enough to rephrase the work history in your resume.

Recruiters and hiring managers are looking to fill a specific role, so you need to show how your experience translates to their unique needs.

So, the body of a great cover letter should showcase the specific professional experiences that are relevant to the job you're applying for. Emphasize your accomplishments and skills that directly relate to what the job needs.

To speed up this part of the cover letter writing process, start by creating a list of your transferable skills . Drafting this list can help you quickly focus on the skills to highlight in your cover letter.

Then, use AI tools to summarize job descriptions and narrow in on where your experience and the needs of the role you're applying for overlap. This post is full of useful AI assistant tools if you're new to AI.

Helpful Cover Letter Experience:

"At [Company Name], I had the opportunity to assist a global ecommerce retailer in enhancing their online customer experience. By conducting in-depth market research and customer journey mapping, I identified pain points and areas of improvement in their website navigation and user interface."

Unhelpful Cover Letter Experience:

"I also worked with an ecommerce retailer to improve the customer experience. We did some surveys and training, and they were happy with the results."

Useful Examples

To make your cover letter stand out, add specific examples that show how you've solved problems or gotten results in past roles.

Quantify your accomplishments whenever possible, using data to give the reader a clear understanding of your impact.

Helpful Cover Letter Example:

"I lead a team of five content writers while increasing website traffic by 18% year-over-year."

Unhelpful Cover Letter Example:

"I have a great track record of leadership and achieving fantastic results."

Research and Company Knowledge

Hiring teams aren't hiring anyone with the skills to do the job. They're hiring a person they'll work alongside at their specific company.

So, to show that you're not just looking for any job anywhere, share your knowledge of the company's industry, values, and culture in your cover letter.

Spend some time on the company website and take notes on what makes this business interesting to you and why you would want to work there.

Then, explain how your skills align with the company's mission and goals and explain how you could add to their chances of success. This will showcase your interest in the company and help them see if you are a good cultural fit.

Helpful Cover Letter Research:

"I was particularly drawn to HubSpot not only for its industry-leading solutions but also for its exceptional company culture. HubSpot's commitment to employee development and fostering a collaborative environment is evident in its recognition as a top workplace consistently. I strongly believe that my passion for continuous learning, self-motivation, and dedication to contributing to a team will make me a valuable asset to HubSpot."

Unhelpful Cover Letter Research:

"I have been inspired by HubSpot's commitment to inbound marketing and its comprehensive suite of solutions. HubSpot's dedication to providing valuable content and fostering meaningful relationships aligns with my own values and aspirations."

Clear Writing

Your cover letter needs to pack in a lot of important information. But it's also important that your cover letter is clear and concise.

To accomplish this, use professional but easy-to-understand language. Be sure to remove any grammar or spelling errors and avoid lengthy paragraphs and avoid jargon or overly technical language.

You may also want to use bullet points to make your letter easier to skim. Then, proofread your cover letter for clarity or ask a friend to proofread it for you.

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Helpful Cover Letter Writing:

"In addition to my academic accomplishments, I gained valuable practical experience through internships at respected law firms.

Working alongside experienced attorneys, I assisted in providing legal support to clients. This hands-on experience helped me develop a deep understanding of client needs and enhanced my ability to effectively communicate complex legal concepts in a straightforward manner."

Unhelpful Cover Letter Writing:

"Furthermore, as a complement to my academic accomplishments, I have garnered invaluable practical experience through internships at esteemed law firms.

Throughout these placements, I actively collaborated with seasoned attorneys to conduct due diligence and furnish clients with comprehensive legal support. Notably, these experiences fostered a profound comprehension of client necessities, whilst honing my legal acumen to articulately convey intricate legal principles within a lucid and concise framework, adhering to applicable precedents and statutes of limitations."

Genuine Interest and Enthusiasm

Find ways to convey your passion for the role and how excited you are to contribute to the company you're applying to. At the same time, make sure your interest feels authentic and outline how it aligns with your career goals.

Your ultimate goal is an enthusiastic letter that feels honest and leaves a lasting positive impression.

Showing excitement in writing doesn't come naturally for everyone. A few tips that can help you boost the genuine enthusiasm in your letter:

  • Record audio of yourself speaking about the role, then use voice-to-text technology to transcribe and add these sections to your letter.
  • Choose your words carefully .
  • Write in active voice.

Helpful Cover Letter Tone:

"I am genuinely enthusiastic about the prospect of joining [Company/Organization Name] as an accountant. My combination of technical proficiency, eagerness to learn, and strong attention to detail make me an ideal candidate for this role. I am confident that my dedication, reliability, and passion for accounting will contribute to the continued success of your organization."

Unhelpful Cover Letter Tone:

"Honestly, I can hardly contain my excitement when it comes to reconciliations, financial statement analysis, and tax regulations! Engaging in spirited discussions with professors and classmates has allowed me to foster an unbreakable bond with the fascinating world of accounting, and I'm positively bursting with enthusiasm at the prospect of applying my skills in a professional setting."

Memorable Conclusion

End your cover letter on a strong note. Summarize your top qualifications, restate your interest in the position, and express your interest in future communication.

Then, thank your reader for their time and consideration and include your contact information for easy follow-up.

To make your conclusion memorable, think about what parts of your letter you'd most like the hiring manager to keep top of mind. Then, consider your word choice and phrasing. If you're feeling stuck, this list of ways to close an email can help.

Helpful Cover Letter Conclusion:

"Thank you for considering my application. I am excited about the opportunity to further discuss how my qualifications align with the needs of Greenpeace. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience to arrange an interview.

Together, let's make a lasting impact on our planet.

[Your Name]"

Unhelpful Cover Letter Conclusion:

"Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to the possibility of discussing my qualifications further and how I can contribute to Greenpeace's mission. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience to arrange an interview.

I’d like to add another stage to the job search: experimentation.

In today’s competitive landscape, it’s so easy to feel defeated, less-than-good-enough, or like giving up your job search.

But don’t let the process become so monotonous. Have fun discovering the qualitative data I’ve discussed here — then, have even more by getting creative with your cover letter composition.

I certainly can’t guarantee that every prospective employer will respond positively — or at all — to even the most unique, compelling cover letter. But the one that’s right for you will.

So, get inspired by these examples and templates. Write an incredible cover letter that shows the hiring team at your dream job exactly who you are.

Editor's note: This post was originally published in October 2020 and has been updated for comprehensiveness. This article was written by a human, but our team uses AI in our editorial process. Check out our full disclosure to learn more about how we use AI.

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Designer Cover Letter Examples

A great designer cover letter can help you stand out from the competition when applying for a job. Be sure to tailor your letter to the specific requirements listed in the job description, and highlight your most relevant or exceptional qualifications. The following designer cover letter example can give you some ideas on how to write your own letter.

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Dear Dorinda Barricks,

I am writing to express my interest in the Designer position at Adobe Inc. as advertised. With a robust background in graphic design, honed over five years of dedicated experience at Canva Pty Ltd, I am eager to bring my creativity, technical skills, and passion for design to your esteemed team.

During my tenure at Canva, I have had the privilege of working on a diverse array of projects that have allowed me to refine my design skills and adapt to the rapidly evolving digital landscape. My role involved collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to create visually compelling and user-friendly designs for a global audience. I am well-versed in the principles of design, and my proficiency in various design software aligns seamlessly with the innovative tools and platforms developed by Adobe.

My experience at Canva was marked by a consistent track record of successful project completions, often under tight deadlines, while maintaining high standards for quality and creativity. I have a keen eye for detail and a strong understanding of branding, layout, color theory, and typography, which I leveraged to help increase user engagement and satisfaction.

One of the aspects that excites me most about the opportunity at Adobe is the chance to work at the forefront of digital design innovation. I am particularly impressed by Adobe's commitment to empowering creatives with cutting-edge tools and fostering an environment that encourages continuous learning and growth. I am eager to contribute to Adobe's mission by bringing fresh perspectives, initiating design strategies that resonate with users, and staying ahead of industry trends to create outstanding design solutions.

I am looking forward to the possibility of discussing how my background, skills, and enthusiasms can align with the dynamic and forward-thinking culture at Adobe Inc. Thank you for considering my application. I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to your team and help continue Adobe's legacy of excellence in design.

Warm regards,

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5 Graphic Designer Cover Letter Samples & Guide in 2024

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As a graphic designer, you know the importance of creating content that conveys the right message without sacrificing aesthetics. It’s why you choose every element meticulously, though users may never realize the effort you pour into every design. 

But those long hours you spend on content, including writing briefs, sketching concepts, and presenting to clients, mean you have less time for filling out job applications and custom  graphic designer resumes . As much as you want your portfolio to be reason enough to hire you, they also want a stunning cover letter. 

Don’t despair—we’ll guide you through the writing process, starting with five graphic designer cover letter examples. Use our tips and templates to make a cover letter , and even find a resume template to match.

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Graphic Designer Cover Letter Example 

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Why this cover letter works

  • Find a value you and the company share. Whether it’s creating fun art that helps social justice causes or using designs to further company engagement, mentioning how you share an employer’s ideals is a winning strategy.
  • Not all jobs will require more than your resume and portfolio, but you should always read the  graphic designer job description  thoroughly to confirm. Government organizations will require some form of security clearance even if you don’t work in a high-risk area, so take care to provide all necessary documentation.

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  • Use strong words to convey what you’ve done and how you plan to help your future employer. It might take a few tries, so don’t be afraid of rewrites.
  • Marguerite focuses on a large-scale skill (partnership/management) and a targeted set of skills (photography/videography). In doing so, she shows her capability on both a large and small scale while also demonstrating her dedication to all projects.
  • You don’t always have to include the biggest components of the job ad; sometimes, targeting a preferred qualification can give you an edge. 

Freelance Graphic Designer Cover Letter Example

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  • Did you increase the social media engagement for your most recent client via eye-catching designs? Or do you recount when your visually appealing infographics improved a client’s website traffic by, say, 23%? Whatever your quantified wins, don’t hesitate to highlight them in your freelance graphic designer cover letter.

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  • See how Aaron recounts in example his deep dive into the potential employer’s publications. If possible, narrate your experience with the company’s proprietary tool. Either way, it highlights your familiarity with the company, signaling a potential solid fit.

Senior Graphic Designer Cover Letter Example

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  • Build a bridge as soon as possible. Maybe you’ve used the company’s products, or maybe you’ve always loved its creative approach to design, or like Rory, you may share similar values.
  • If you can, find numbers relating to sales, marketing, or customer service. Choose metrics that apply to the position you’re seeking, and make sure they align with your future employer’s goals. 

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3 Tips for Writing a Stellar Graphic Designer Cover Letter

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Writing an outstanding graphic designer cover letter isn’t unlike designing content for your clients; stay true to your purpose, include the right details, and hit the right tone. Follow our guide to craft a stunning graphic designer cover letter one step at a time.

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Step 1: Understand the organization and its needs

Every design you make has a message and purpose. Your cover letter also has a message and purpose—to explain why you’re the best fit for the role and to land a job. 

Proving you’re the best fit includes demonstrating you understand your employer’s mission, vision, and values. To do that, research is required. Analyze the  graphic designer job listing  for company information, and look up the company’s website to study its history and recent news.

If you’re struggling to understand what the company wants, try framing its values as questions: a company’s promise to “promote clients by creating custom marketing materials” becomes “can  you  promote clients by creating custom marketing materials?” Do this to any requirements or statements in the job listing you’re uncertain about, and weave your answers into your cover letter. 

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Step 2: Get detailed about a couple of successes

No one likes a copycat, so your graphic designer cover letter can’t simply be another version of your resume. Just like your portfolio, your cover letter and resume should be separate entities that show off a variety of your talents. 

Even though your resume and your cover letter can include the same experiences, each one achieves different goals. Think of your  graphic design resume  as a series of snapshots, capturing some of your best career moments. On the flip side, your cover letter is a home video that shows individual moments in great detail, creating a profound story.

Still stuck? Take a closer look at this sample from one of our graphic designer cover letters to spark some ideas.

Currently, as the marketing and graphic design specialist at George Mason University, I design print and electronic marketing products to boost brand awareness and engagement. However, I recognized a need for more personal content, so I turned to photography and videography. My “Life at George Mason University” video series had a 3-percent conversion rate, and by the end of 2021, I had more than doubled our followers on Instagram and Twitter, resulting in an 11-percent rise in prospective student applications.

This example stays focused on one goal or talent (photography/videography). Although the candidate could have just focused on responsibilities, they focus instead on  how  their efforts helped the company.

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Step 3: Win with your tone & message

Now, it’s time to breathe life into your graphic designer cover letter; it shouldn’t read like a book report. Instead, it should draw the reader in, enticing them to learn more.

To accomplish that, you need to have a professional tone. This is no casual conversation (save your LOLs and TTYLs for your best buds), but nor should you be archaically formal. Choose active verbs and strong nouns that are vibrant but appropriate in a business setting.

Professionalism alone, however, won’t engage readers. Once you’ve nailed the professional part, try to make your content read like a narrative. It doesn’t need to be poetry, but it should encourage the reader to linger. Entwine your purpose, your message, and the company’s story into a cohesive unit that sounds engaging and interesting.

Once you’ve nailed the professional part, try to make your content read like a narrative.

After you’ve completed your cover letter, condense it to a page. Then, it’s back to the drawing board for one last step: revision. Just as no design is perfect from the first sketch, no cover letter is complete without editing. Ask some colleagues to review it so they can catch minor errors you may have missed.

Then, all you need to do is hit submit and start dreaming of your future!

The Handy Outline for Your Graphic Designer Cover Letter

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Writing anything from scratch is difficult, but it’s even more challenging when there’s a job at stake. But with a good structure to follow, you can breathe easy as our outline will help you choose what to include and how to include it, so you can worry less and write better.

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How to start a graphic designer cover letter

Your contact info:  Don’t make finding your contact information difficult. Assuming you’re using a template, fill in your email, number, and address (city and state) at the top of your graphic designer cover letter. Also, include your LinkedIn profile if you have room since many employers require it.

Date:  It’s a huge help to employers (just think of all the cover letters they have to sort through). Plus, a date can help you keep track of when you applied for the job. So, jot down the date after the address. 

Inside address:  Include the company’s address even if you’re not sending your letter via post. This inclusion, known as the inside address, immediately informs the employer you’ve researched their company and you’ve tailored your cover letter accordingly. 

Can’t find an address? Start by scanning their job description, application, and website. If there’s nothing there, try a quick Google search or look at LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Facebook. One of those options should yield a usable address, or at the very least, a city and state. 

Christopher Nichols Human Resources Director, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh 10 Children’s Way Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Greeting:  Every word in your cover letter must have significance, including the greeting (also known as the salutation). But don’t sweat it too much—stick to the tried-and-true “Dear Ms./Mr. Lastname:” to make a good impression.

Many cover letters skip the name, but a personalized greeting gets the reader’s attention and makes them feel valued. We all like to be addressed by name, so do your utmost to address the hiring manager specifically. Start looking at the job description and company website before venturing into Google, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor. 

If you still can’t find anything, either address the head professional (such as the Human Resources Director), or the entire graphic design team (“Dear Graphic Design Team”). 

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How to write your graphic designer cover letter

Body:  The body of your graphic designer cover letter should be only three to four paragraphs long, leaving room for white space between. Each paragraph needs to convey your interest, unique qualifications, and enthusiasm for future contact. 

Opening paragraph:  An excellent design catches and holds someone’s attention, and your opening paragraph should do likewise. A boring start can be the difference between getting in or getting tossed in the bin. The key to a great opener is quality, not shock factor, unlike this opening paragraph: 

WOW! That’s exactly what you’re going to think when you see my work. As a graphic designer with 3 years of experience, I’ve done it all, from brochures, ads, social media posts, logos, and far more. I love making clients say, “You’re the best!” and creating content that stuns, amazes, and excites.

This is spot-on if you want to sound like a bad car salesperson, but it’ll turn employers away with its over-eager tone, lack of relevant details, and too-casual manner. Your cover letter opener should be professional and polite while providing evidence you’re the right fit for the job, such as this example:

Based on your numerous awards, the Geronimo Hospitality group has a solid reputation in the hospitality industry. Moreover, you’ve created a memorable customer experience at all your locations, which is always my goal as a graphic designer. I’m ready to use my 4 years of design and management experience to help you continue to attract the best customers and generate more revenue.

Immediately, the employer can tell the candidate knows about the company, they share a common goal, and they have experience.

Paragraphs 2-3:  Each paragraph needs to back your opening statements, but don’t fall into the trap of waxing poetic about your work. You have a limited amount of space and time to catch their attention. 

Instead, focus each paragraph on one accomplishment, requirement, or credential. This will allow you room to elaborate, and it narrows your options, making your cover letter more of a highlight reel than a biography (which your employer will thank you for). 

Each paragraph should be a mini-story unto itself, giving an example of how you have met your previous company’s needs and should thus inspire this company to hire you. It’s more than doable to offer up your experience without being dull or overwhelming: 

Earlier, as the lead designer with HyPier Haunts, I helped their growing brand with a high level of variety and creativity for independent and large-scale products. There, I created numerous projects, including several photography essays, a complete branding revamp on all merchandise, and multiple advertising and social media campaigns, including several video series. By the time I left, I had boosted the cost revenue ratio to 60 percent, increased social media engagement by 23 percent, and increased the number of new customers by 17 percent.

This gives context for the position and establishes the requirements expected of the candidate. Moreover, the candidate explains in detail how they met those requirements and created positive change.

Although writing these paragraphs can be intimidating, don’t worry about perfection the first time. Just like your sketches, all you need to do is start; revise them later as needed.

Closing paragraph:  Many cover letters end with a hasty and vague close because the candidate feels there’s nothing left to say. Thus, employers read many boring closing paragraphs like this: 

I have experience in graphic design and am passionate about creating art with a purpose. I know I can do good work for you if you will let me. Thank you for reading my cover letter, and please consider me for this position.

Nothing in this paragraph says anything significant about you or the company; instead, it could be from any number of candidates, and it comes off as both desperate and uninspired. Remember this is your chance to solidify your attributes before they review your portfolio and resume, so don’t waste it.

Trust us when we say that closers don’t have to be difficult. Instead, briefly sum up how your goals and experience will help the company’s mission. Then, end with a call to action regarding further contact. This example resolves the conversation politely but enthusiastically with a strong call to action: 

Everywhere I have worked, I have aimed to initiate positive change through successful, encouraging designs and innovative leadership. As your senior graphic designer, I will lead projects that will further your brand and meet your marketing goals. I look forward to meeting and discussing more with you about how my experience can be part of creating tech-inspired financial solutions that are easy, empowering, and flexible.

Signature:  End on a good note with a professional “thank you” if you haven’t already said so in the closing paragraph. Then use a polite closing statement with your real name (no nicknames). 

Marguerite Justine

Enclosure(s):  This section is often forgotten, but it’s vital for graphic designers since it lists all the documents you’re sending to your employer. This includes your resume, the job application, and your portfolio among other things (check the job ad for any additional requirements). It reminds employers that more follows while also giving them a de facto checklist to ensure you’ve followed instructions.

Enclosures: Resume Application Official transcript Portfolio

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Cover letter format for a graphic designer

As a graphic designer, you may be really excited about using one of our cover letter templates above; however, if you’re looking for a basic business letter, you can use this template for your graphic design cover letter. 

If you decide a business-style letter is for you, we’ll drop some formatting tips below this template.

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Cover letter formatting tips for a graphic designer

  • Leave your name out of your address (save it for the signature instead). 
  • Write out the full date with the month, day, and year, eg. January 5, 2023.
  • Each part of the address should be on a new line and double-spaced between the inside address and greeting.
  • If the company you’re applying at is more casual and artsy, you can get away with a comma after the greeting.
  • Single-space your cover letter throughout but double-space between paragraphs. 
  • If you’re presenting hard copies of your graphic designer cover letter, quadruple space to allow room for your signature in blue/black ink. 
  • Use the singular or plural form of “enclosure” depending on how many things you’re enclosing. (Don’t forget to enclose your design portfolio!)

Is Your Graphic Designer Resume Just as Awesome?

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Congratulations, you’re done with your cover letter! But that doesn’t mean you’re done quite yet. Along with finishing your portfolio, job application, and cover letter, you need to submit a resume. 

It may be tempting just to submit any old resume since you’re applying for multiple graphic designer jobs that likely have similar requirements. But even if the  job skills  and roles are similar, that doesn’t mean you should hand in whatever you have on hand.

Like a generic cover letter, a generic resume won’t win you any points with future employers. Every document you submit needs to be tailored, updated, and polished so you can make a positive impact before you meet your employer face to face. 

But you’re not alone. Our  resume builder  features unique AI-powered advice to help create your graphic designer resume from a template like this one—by the way, you can edit this one right now if you like. 

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We strongly recommend that you dig deep and try your best to find it. Attention to detail is crucial in graphic design, so going the extra mile will convey to the employer that you care and will go out of your way to make an impression. Check LinkedIn, the company website, and the job description carefully. However, if you really can’t find the name, you can use “Dear Hiring Manager” or “Dear [Company] Team.”

You can use this to your advantage and highlight your fresh look at the industry instead. Talk about your career goals, transferable skills (such as knowing how to communicate with stakeholders), and your love of design. Include a portfolio to underscore your skills.

As a graphic designer, you will likely work with a group of creatives in a rather dynamic workplace. This often gives you some leeway, but let the job description be your guide, as well as the company mission—if it’s all serious business, follow its lead. If the company sounds casual, you can adjust your tone to match, but always keep it a little more professional; if you’re not sure whether something is okay to say, it’s best to skip it.

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How to Write an Effective Graphic Design Cover Letter and Resume

Landing a job in graphic design requires more than just skills in Adobe Creative Suite. To win over the recruiting team, you will need an excellent graphic designer cover letter and resume. If well-curated, these documents can cast a wide net of opportunities to help you become a graphic designer and land the best graphic designer jobs.

A cover letter or resume is the first point of contact between you and the recruiting team. Therefore, you will need proficient writing skills to help you create the best documents for your job application. Read below for expert tips, templates, and samples to guide you in writing your graphic design cover letter and resume.

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Graphic design cover letter guide.

Learning how to write a proper graphic design cover letter is key for landing your ideal job. Recruiting teams are keen to find the best candidate for their company. Moreover, a cover letter and resume will also help you in your technical interview , which is also important. 

Whether you want to write an entry-level graphic design cover letter, design internship cover letters, or a late-career cover letter and portfolio, this guide can help you. You can use your design knowledge and previous positions to put your best foot forward. Read this graphic design cover letter guide to help you jumpstart your career.

Why Does Your Graphic Design Cover Letter Matter? 

Your graphic design cover letter matters because it gives you the opportunity to impress the recruiting team. Recruiters tend to prioritize job applications that feature a cover letter because it shows that you’ve put in the effort and care about the job. Therefore, attaching a professional cover letter to your resume might be the thing you need to get your foot in the door. 

Use your cover letter to showcase additional technical skills and experiences. Through your cover letter, you will be able to stand out among other strong candidates if it’s well-curated. Highlight relevant skills and expertise that will grab the recruiting team’s attention. Listing a good combination of skills, experience, and abilities can help you get shortlisted. 

A well-organized resume can give insight into your expertise, but you will provide a more personal touch through a cover letter. You can rely on your cover letter to showcase your enthusiasm and passion for joining the company you are applying for. For graphic design positions, your cover letter formatting can showcase your design skills.

Essential Components of Your Graphic Design Cover Letter

A perfect cover letter has specific features that hiring managers check during recruitment. Without including these features in your cover letter, you may fail to land your dream job. Below we have listed some of the essential components of your graphic design cover letter.

  • Greetings. It is crucial to include a greeting in a formal letter. You should use professional terms to address the person you’re writing to. You should also do your research and figure out who the hiring manager at that company is so you can address them appropriately. This helps highlight your interpersonal skills.
  • Opening, middle, and closing paragraphs. Start your first paragraph by mentioning how you found out about the job vacancy. The following paragraph should feature the skills you will bring to the table, including soft skills. Close the cover letter by expressing gratitude for the opportunity and indicating your availability for an appointment.
  • Date. Include a date in your cover letter. As much as it may seem like a factor that is not essential, when you are writing the graphic design cover letter, it will play a key role in showcasing your attention to detail. 
  • Recipient’s name. As mentioned above, adding the hiring manager’s name will add a personal touch to your cover letter. You should also feature a title and an address. If you do not know the hiring manager’s name, you can substitute it with the name of the head of the department. 
  • Personal information. You cannot write a cover letter without including your contact details. You should place your contact info on the top left corner of your graphic design cover letter. You should include your name, email, and phone number in block format. You don’t need to include your home address if you don’t want to.

5 Tips for Writing a Strong Graphic Design Cover Letter

Many job applicants do not make it through the first cut because of poorly curated documents. It is crucial for you to design your cover letter with the features listed above to ensure you make it to the first screening. As much as including the components listed might help increase your chances of getting shortlisted, you still need to polish your cover letter. 

  • Include the hiring manager’s name. This may not seem important, but indicating your hiring manager’s name can influence your chances of landing a job. Avoid writing generalized statements. If you are unable to get access to the name, you can substitute it with the title. 
  • Write a catchy opening line. How you start your graphic design cover letter determines if the recruiting team will read it. Make sure your cover letter starts with a strong opening line and that the entire document reflects your passion and commitment. Your opening line should express what you can do for the company. 
  • Highlight achievements. Before you start writing your cover letter, you should go through the job description. The job description will provide you with information regarding the skills the hiring company is seeking. Through it, you can outline any achievements that align with the company’s needs.
  • Demonstrate your skills. Often, recruiters indicate the level of experience job applicants need. However, this does not mean that you will only get the job if you have a certain number of years of experience. To submit a competitive graphic design cover letter, you can include a wide range of relevant skills instead.
  • Write a job-specific cover letter. Most job applicants tend to reuse old cover letters for different job applications. This is the easiest way to miss out on a job opportunity, and instead, you should write a cover letter that aligns with the job you are seeking. Use keywords from the job description to show that you’re the right person for the job.

Graphic Design Cover Letter Example

Graphic design cover letter examples will help you create a winning cover letter. Use the example below as a guideline for your own cover letter. Often, professionals rely on a graphic design cover letter template to curate their document. However, it is still important to write an effective cover letter from scratch. 

We featured a sample cover letter to help you jumpstart your writing process for your job application. Take notice of the cover letter writing tips when creating your own application, and tailor the template to your needs. You can omit things that don’t apply to you and add any other relevant achievements.

Graphic Design Cover Letter Sample

[Full name]

[Phone number]

[Email address]

[Digital portfolio link]

[LinkedIn profile]

Dear [Hiring manager’s name],

I am excited to apply for the graphic designer position at [company]. With your current trajectory in the market, I believe my prowess in design tools, processes, and techniques would provide significant value to your company. I have a keen interest in your company’s line of products, and I would like to bring on a fresh perspective to your already existing top-tier products and services. 

In my previous roles at [company] and [company], I was in charge of designing new technological products from scratch. I handled the entire product development process and also was in charge of marketing. Through my responsibilities, I developed a global perspective in managing different products and their marketability. This exposed me to a well-rounded approach to delivering top-notch products that fit client needs. Through my work, I was able to achieve high sales projections of [specific statistic]. My design for this project also won [award] for the company.

Moreover, I explored my graphic design skills by working on a number of successful projects. This also helped me enhance my skills in digital marketing. To name a few, I created a [project name] that teaches beginners and experts the ins and outs of graphic design and some best practices. In order to provide value to my audience, I pursued [certification], and I am now proficient in multiple tools, such as Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my cover letter and for considering me for the position. I am eager to join your impressive graphic design creative team and work on [company]’s innovative projects. I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely, 

Graphic Design Resume Guide

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Just like other skills, the more you practice writing an award-winning resume, the better you become. However, before you begin working on your graphic design resume, you must familiarize yourself with what recruiters are looking for from candidates. This is why we developed a graphic design resume guide to help you increase your chances of landing a job.

Why Does Your Graphic Design Resume Matter?

A graphic design resume matters because it offers recruiters more information regarding your best qualities and skills. Recruiters and hiring managers can then gauge if you will be a good fit for the company. Therefore, you should use your resume to showcase your relevant skills and education to grab the attention of recruiters. 

If you want to prove that you are capable of adding value to the hiring company, a graphic design resume is the best document to have. You can showcase how the company will benefit once they hire you for the graphic design position. Always include statistics in the resume to validate your skill level. 

The graphic design resume also matters because it can address different needs of the companies. One of the most important sections is the cover letter header, which can include your logo or headshot to grab the attention of the recruiter. You can also check out the New York Department of Labor‘s guide to different types of resumes to see which one applies to you.

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Last but not least, a resume acts as the first point of contact between you and your potential employer. You should use it to create the best first impression. Your level of education, accomplishments, and experience will help you gain traction toward your dream job. The hiring team will determine your eligibility through your resume. 

Essential Components of Your Graphic Design Resume

Writing a winning resume may come easily to some job applicants. However, many professionals still find it challenging to develop the perfect resume. A well-written resume has multiple features, and they play a key role during shortlisting. If you want to get through the first screening round, ensure you include these essential components.

  • Introduction. A well-curated graphic design resume features an introduction. The introduction can have a resume summary, profile, or objective. If you have relevant experience in graphic design, you can use the resume summary to indicate this. If you are a beginner in the field, go for a resume objective. 
  • Contact information. You should list your name, phone number, email address, and location if it’s relevant. You can also take it a step further and include your professional social media account, such as LinkedIn. Since it’s a graphic design resume, consider adding links to your portfolio or previous graphic design projects. 
  • Job experience. As you list your work experience, ensure it follows a reverse chronological order, which goes from most recent to least recent. This section includes the employer’s name, responsibilities or achievements, and dates that you were employed. A great way to showcase your job experience is by using statistics. 
  • Skills. Use this section to convince the recruiting team that you have the artistic capabilities to take on the digital design projects of a graphic designer. Before you start this section, revisit the graphic design job description and find out the hiring company’s expectations. You can also include any award-winning campaigns that you worked on.
  • Education. Often, recruiting managers require a four-year degree, but there are some companies that look into hiring visual design bootcamp graduates. You should list the name of the institution, dates you attended, and degree you acquired. You can also include your GPA score if it’s above 3.5. 

5 Tips for Writing a Strong Graphic Design Resume

Writing a convincing graphic design resume might seem easy, but there are many applicants who struggle with writing one. You should take a look at these tips for writing a strong resume . These actionable resume tips will help you avoid mistakes and land you the graphic design position you are chasing. 

  • Research prior resumes. Going through resume examples online will give you a sense of what you should include in yours. Research the best graphic design resume templates and try to find well-written samples to avoid submitting a monotonous letter. This will give you the inspiration to curate a winning document for your upcoming job opportunity. 
  • Keep it relevant. The best way to ensure your resume aligns with the advertised job position is by reading through the job description. The job description will give you an inside view of the company’s expectations. Use it to guide you in adding relevant design skills that will increase your chances of employment.
  • Include experiences. All professional graphic design resumes feature a section on job experience. Use this section to address the needs of the position. You can add any voluntary work, training program, or workshop that contributed to your skill level. Real-world experience can significantly improve your chances of landing a job interview.
  • Polish the layout. It’s important that your resume has a consistent layout throughout. One of the factors recruiters check is the general layout of the document and whether it features a similar font type or size. Always use a consistent layout for uniformity and general aesthetics.
  • Proofread. Before you submit your graphic design resume, ensure you go through the entire document. This will help pinpoint any grammatical or spelling errors. It’s also an excellent opportunity to add missing details and fine-tune the general document. As a friend to help because a fresh pair of eyes will go a long way in polishing your document. 

Graphic Design Resume Examples

It can be difficult to write your graphic design resume template from scratch. This is why we’ve included a complete guide to writing a resume for a creative agency or advertising agency. Along with the right resume content, you can include a bit of color and other small elements to showcase your graphic designer skills.

Below, you will find a sample of a strong professional experience resume section as well as a template that includes all the sections you should put in your resume. You can change the template according to the job and your needs, but it should be a good way to make sure you include relevant details.

Graphic Design Resume Sample: The Professional Experience Section

Work Experience

Graphic Designer | Digital Nomads Co. | July 2019 – Present

  • Designed websites for desktop and mobile platforms for different companies
  • Revamped the user experience for Daring Limited Company
  • Redesigned Digital Nomads website according to client needs
  • Used Adobe Photoshop to create marketing materials for clients

Graphic Design Assistant | Color Scheme, Inc. | November 2017 – June 2019

  • Organized client schedules and helped delegate tasks
  • Contributed to design brainstorm sessions
  • Designed marketing materials for clients in collaboration with the graphic design manager
  • Communicated with clients and partners in a clear and timely manner

Sample Graphic Design Resume Template

[Portfolio link]

Summary/Objective 

[One or two sentences about your career goals and what you’re seeking from the job you’re applying for]

[Position] | [Company] | [Dates]

  • [Responsibility]

Education, Certifications, and Certificates

[Degree and major] | [School] | [Dates]

[Certification name] | [Organization] | [Date conferred] 

[Certificate] | [Bootcamp or online course provider] | [Dates]

Graphic Design Resume Template Resources

  • Canva . Canva provides a resume template to help showcase your design skills so you can land your dream job. There are multiple design templates that give a diverse outlook of your skills. You can also add your own design elements on the platform.
  • Big Interview . Given that graphic design has become an integral part of every company, there is a need to curate resumes that are competitive and professional. Big Interview is one of the best resources to find polished resume templates.
  • LiveCareer. This is another graphic design template provider that offers professionals an easier time curating winning graphic design templates. 

Importance of a Graphic Design Cover Letter and Resume

The importance of a graphic designer’s cover letter and resume cannot be underestimated. These documents hold the key to whether you will achieve your career goals or not. Through them, hiring managers determine if you have the right combination of skills and education to take on the advertised position.

Graphic Design Cover Letter and Resume FAQ

Yes, your graphic design cover letter must match your resume. It is important to maintain a similar font size and type across your application documents. This adds to the general aesthetics of the documents and shows uniformity. It’s also a great way to showcase your attention to detail.

Yes, you can add attachments to your graphic design resume. As a graphic designer, you will have multiple visual documents to prove your abilities and skills. It is essential to add these attachments as you submit your application as it will be a great way to validate your capabilities. You can also add links to any previous work. 

Yes, there are some companies that allow applicants to submit a cover letter instead of a resume. This is usually the case for entry-level positions. However, it’s not a common practice during recruitment.

No, graphic design resumes are given precedence to cover letters. Recruiters go through resumes to determine the qualifications prior to reading the cover letters. 

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Graphic Designer Cover Letter Example (w/ Tips for 2024)

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You're unmatched when it comes to colors, layouts, and visual storytelling.

You give businesses the creative edge they need to make an impact.

But there’s one creative project you just can’t finish.

Let's face it, when it comes to writing your cover letter, you’re stumped.

You know you’ve got the skills for the job you want, but when it comes to painting a picture of yourself with words, you’re at a loss.

Don't worry! We're here to help you finalize that graphic design job application.

In this article, we’re going to cover:

  • What a Great Graphic Designer Cover Letter Looks Like
  • 5 Steps to Writing a Job-Winning Graphic Designer Cover Letter
  • 3 Essential Cover Letter Tips for Graphic Designers

Let's dive in! 

Graphic Design Cover Letter Example

Graphic Design Cover Letter Example

5 Steps for the Perfect Graphic Design Cover Letter

You've got a clear picture of what a great graphic designer cover letter looks like, and now you're all set to write your own .

Just follow these easy steps:

#1. Put Contact Information in the Header

Your graphic designer cover letter should kick off with your contact information. Just like your resume, this should be placed in the header .

Here's what you should include:

  • Full Name. Your first and last names should be at the top of the page.
  • Job Title. Make sure that the job title on your graphic designer cover letter matches the exact position you're applying for. The hiring manager is probably hiring for several positions, and specifying which one you’re after is always a great plus.
  • Email Address. Opt for a professional and straightforward email address. Avoid using any quirky addresses from your school days. (e.g., [email protected] isn't suitable, but [email protected] is perfect).
  • Phone Number. Double-check that your provided phone number is accurate. If you're applying for an international position, include the dialing code in front of your number.
  • Location. Typically, your city and state or country are sufficient. But if you're looking for a remote job or you’re open to relocation, specify it on your resume and cover letter.
  • Relevant Links (optional). You can include links to important websites, such as your relevant social media profiles and your portfolio.

Now, it's time to add the hiring manager's contact information :

  • Company Name. Add the name of the company you're applying to.
  • Hiring Manager's Name. Find the name of the hiring manager for the specific department you're interested in and write it down.
  • Hiring Manager's Title. If you discover the hiring manager's name and see that they're the head of the department, use their title instead of "Hiring Manager."
  • Location. Include the city and state or country, especially if the company operates globally. You can add their exact street address if they have more than one location in your city.
  • Email Address (optional). If available, add the hiring manager's email address.
  • Date of Writing (optional). For a professional touch, you can include the date you wrote your cover letter on.

#2. Address the Hiring Manager

Once you've got all your essential contact information sorted, it's time to personalize your graphic design cover letter by addressing it to the right person—no generic "To Whom It May Concern" here.

Making the effort to address your graphic designer cover letter correctly can make a positive impression on the hiring manager, which is exactly what you want.

Start by doing a bit of research. Dive into the job ad, explore the company's website, or take a peek at their LinkedIn profile to discover who's hiring for the job you're interested in. Find their name and email address, if possible.

Now, let's talk formalities. We suggest using "Ms." or "Mr." followed by their last name. However, if you're unsure about their gender or marital status, simply using their full name works perfectly. For example:

  • Dear Ms. Johnson
  • Dear Jennifer Johnson

In those rare cases where you can't unearth information about the hiring manager or the head of the graphic design department, you can still address your letter thoughtfully:

  • Dear Graphic Design Department
  • Dear Graphic Design Hiring Team
  • Dear Recruitment Team
  • Dear Lead Graphic Designer

#3. Write an Eye-Catching Opening Statement

Hiring managers typically spend just a few seconds glancing at a candidate's application before deciding if they want to read further, and your cover letter makes no exception here.

That’s why knowing how to start your graphic designer cover letter is crucial. Use the opening paragraph to introduce yourself and why you’re writing, expressing your genuine interest in the role. Demonstrating your passion for the design field or the specific job can capture the hiring manager's attention.

Doing some homework on the company is always a great idea. The more you know about the employer, the better you can emphasize how well you'd fit into their work culture or how your values align with their mission. This shows that you're not applying randomly to every job out there—you actually want this position.

You can also start your graphic designer cover letter with an impressive achievement or by highlighting some of your skills that align with the role. Just keep this paragraph short. All you need to do here is spark the hiring manager's curiosity and encourage them to explore your cover letter further.

#4. Use the Cover Letter Body for the Details

The point of your graphic designer cover letter is that you get an opportunity to delve into the details that can set you apart as the best candidate for the job.

But this only works if you don’t parrot the same information from your resume . The hiring manager expects your cover letter to tell them something they don’t already know.

So use the body of your cover letter to show off your expertise and qualifications, but make every word count. Your objective is to persuade the hiring manager that you're the ideal fit, and just listing some of your skills or qualifications won’t get you there. Instead, highlight any related achievements within the field of graphic design.

If you’re not sure how don’t worry. Just use the job ad as a reference. The more you tailor your graphic designer cover letter to the exact job description, the better. Emphasizing skills and experiences that align with the employer’s requirements immediately tells the hiring manager that you’ve got what it takes to excel. For example, if you're applying to be a graphic designer in the field of social media marketing, emphasize your industry know-how and familiarity with creating social media content.

Make sure to show off some knowledge about the company, such as its products and services. If you're well-acquainted with them as a customer, don't hesitate to mention it in your cover letter. Your familiarity with their work culture or mission statement can also convey how your values align and signal that you’d be a good fit to join their team.

And make sure to weave your enthusiasm through your entire graphic designer cover letter. Show your genuine excitement for the role and your confidence that you have the necessary skills and experience to make a valuable contribution to the company's success. This can be the final touch that leaves a lasting impression on the hiring manager.

#5. Wrap It Up and Sign It

The finishing touch to crafting the perfect graphic designer cover letter is knowing how to end it .

You want to make sure that your conclusion leaves a good impression on the hiring manager and reinforces their confidence in what you have written so far.

Start by confidently summarizing why you're an ideal fit for the graphic designer role and highlighting the standout skills that set you apart from other candidates. Then follow up with a compelling call to action. Encourage the hiring manager to take the next step, such as initiating a discussion about your application. This proactive approach can leave a lasting mark and boost your chances of securing an interview.

Finally, sign off on your cover letter professionally. Choose an appropriate signature line and follow it with your full name. Here's an example:

Please feel free to reach out to me via the provided email or phone number to arrange an interview. I'm eager to discuss my application in more detail at your earliest convenience.

Warm regards,

If you find "Warm regards" a bit overused, here are some alternative sign-off options to consider:

  • Kind regards,
  • Respectfully,
  • Thank you for considering my application,

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3 Essential Graphic Designer Cover Letter Tips

Now that you've got the fundamentals of cover letters down, it's time to elevate yours with some cover letter tips tailored for graphic designers.

#1. Match Your Resume

Visual appeal makes a real difference.

Your graphic designer cover letter shouldn’t be the one piece of your application that lacks style or creativity, so make sure it matches the rest of your documents.

Create a cover letter design and layout that are in harmony with your resume. Align your text neatly on the page by setting the right margins and adjusting the line spacing. Then match the font styles and be consistent with their size so your cover letter never spills over to page two .

Or Use A Cover Letter Template Instead

Feeling overwhelmed by the whole process?

No worries! Just try our resume builder . You can create a stellar graphic designer resume and pick one of our cover letter templates to match.

Crafted with input from hiring experts worldwide, each of our templates is designed to meet industry standards while looking stylish. Give them a shot and spare yourself the stress of starting from scratch.

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#2. Mention Skills (Properly!)

One of the first things a hiring manager will be looking for in your graphic designer cover letter is what skills you’re bringing to the table.

But don’t just sprinkle in every skill you can think of. You want your graphic designer cover letter to tell a story, and your most important skills should have the starring role.

Start by referencing the job ad. Check out what skills are listed in the requirements and what else their specific industry might be looking for, and focus on the ones you have. Then connect the dots for the hiring manager by talking about how these skills helped you excel as a graphic designer.

This shows your potential employer that you’ve got the exact graphic designer skills they’re looking for and that you’re a perfect fit for the job.

#3. Add Any Relevant Links

As a graphic designer, it’s crucial to include a link to your online portfolio in plain view. An easy-to-find portfolio can be what tips the balance for any graphic designer’s application. 

It’s especially important to make sure these useful links are available on your graphic designer cover letter since they can make the hiring manager’s job easier. If they’re reading your cover letter and they’re impressed with the work you mentioned, they’ll naturally want to see it right away.

So why not add a link for convenience instead of having them search for your resume again and risk losing interest along the way? Including a link to your LinkedIn profile also makes it easier for the hiring manager to see your full career history and even reach out directly through the platform.

Key Takeaways

And that’s a wrap!

Hopefully, after reading our guide, you feel better equipped and ready to chase that graphic designer role you’ve set your sights on.

Before we wrap up, let's revisit some of the essentials:

  • Do some research on the company, and start your graphic designer cover letter by addressing the hiring manager by name. If you can’t find their name, you can address the department or company as a whole.
  • Use the body of your graphic designer cover letter to highlight your most relevant achievements and skills. Reference the job ad to make sure that you match what the employer is looking for.
  • Visual appeal and consistency between your cover letter and resume can make a difference. If you're looking for a head start, consider using our online resume builder and cover letter templates to save time.
  • Make the hiring manager’s job a little easier by including convenient links to your portfolio and relevant social media profiles like LinkedIn. This small step could encourage them to reach out to you faster.

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How to Use ChatGPT in Your Job Search

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How to Use ChatGPT in Your Job Search was originally published on Forage .

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ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that’s taking all corners of the internet by storm. Some use it to dispute medical claims or help them solve complex coding problems. Others have already banned it from schools , worried the bot will negatively affect learning if students rely on it to write their work. But can you use ChatGPT in your job search? Is there a way to hack the process by using this new AI? While it can be a helpful way to gather ideas, it shouldn’t be your one-stop shop for landing a job. 

How Can You Use ChatGPT In Your Job Search?

We started by asking ChatGPT itself. 

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ChatGPT’s response is focused on using the tool as a sounding board for job search ideas and preparation. It makes it clear that you should never use what it says verbatim — even if you’re asking it to write a resume or cover letter for you.

>>MORE: How to Write an Entry-Level Cover Letter (Example)

The AI makes a pretty honest assessment of its boundaries: it’s best for ideas and starting sentences, not for final products or major career decisions. So let’s break down each of its main ways to use it in the job search. 

Using ChatGPT to Explore Jobs

ChatGPT is far from LinkedIn or other popular job search sites, but, as it says, it can be a tool to help you “explore” opportunities you might be interested in.

>>MORE: A Beginner’s Guide to LinkedIn

Looking for Opportunities by Interest

Let’s say you have no idea what job you should do. We started by listing two main interests and asking ChatGPT to come up with job titles:

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What’s great is that the bot also gives you short descriptions of each job title. However, not all of these titles take into consideration both interests to find the intersection of them. Instead, the bot lists jobs that apply to one of the two interests, not both. We then tried asking for jobs with interests that were more closely aligned:

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This time, there are a few jobs, specifically the “technical account manager,” “growth hacker,” and “marketing technologist” roles, that allude to both technical and marketing interests. 

Overall, ChatGPT can be a valuable source for generating job titles and career paths if you’re unsure where to start. But should it be your only source? Not at all. Once you’ve generated some titles, it’s best to look them up on job boards like LinkedIn to look at job responsibilities, industries they’re common in, and similar roles.

>>MORE: 6 Ways to Stop Saying ‘I Don’t Know What Job I Want’

Looking for Opportunities by Skill Set

This time, we tried exploring job titles by inputting a specific skill set:

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When we gave ChatGPT a basic skill set, it returned a basic set of jobs associated with that skill. So, again, if you’re stuck and need help deciding what job titles to look into, this may be a helpful place to start. But what if you’re looking for something a little more original? We tried again with two more specific skill sets:

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ChatGPT lists some more obscure job titles and clearly ties in how both data analysis and social media skills come into play.

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Looking for Opportunities by Company

Maybe you know what career you want to pursue but don’t know the industry or company. We tried asking ChatGPT for advice on companies to apply to:

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While we expected a list of companies, ChatGPT returned a list of various industries for the finance career path, some of them with example companies in their description. 

>>MORE: Finance Career Path: Is it Right for You?

This is a great starting point if you’re unsure what opportunities are available. The bot gives you some helpful examples of what kinds of companies to look for and some of the biggest names in each category. If you’re interested in this career path, you could use this list as a jumping-off point for further research.

We tried again with a more specific job in the industry, a banker:

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ChatGPT uses the same format as the general industry response. But, again, ChatGPT does not list many companies except a few in its examples; instead, it provides the different types of companies you could work for. 

The best way to use ChatGPT in your job search as a “job site” is to use it as an exploratory tool. If you need help with what job titles are available to you or what industry you might be able to work in, it can give you some good basic ideas. However, it’s important to remember that these ideas are basic and far from comprehensive. They’re a good starting point. Then, it’s up to you to take what you’ve learned and start researching further — with LinkedIn, job boards, company websites, or advice from career experts.

Using ChatGPT for Resumes and Cover Letters

ChatGPT can write resumes and cover letters for you, but it’s not the best idea to plug in the position you’re applying to and copy and paste its response. Not only does ChatGPT advise against using its answers verbatim, but sometimes its responses aren’t 100% in-line with current career advice.

>>MORE: We Asked ChatGPT to Write Resumes and Cover Letters. Here’s What It Got Right (and Wrong)

Can you still use ChatGPT to help with these elements of your application? Yes! The best way is to focus on specific aspects of your resume and cover letter. You’ll want ChatGPT to help you generate ideas for these materials, not create a final product. 

Brainstorm Strong Action Verbs

What sounds better: “Worked with” or “Collaborated”? Should you use “Made” or “Developed”? Strong action verbs can help you better demonstrate your achievements in bullet points on your resume and when explaining your experience in your cover letter. 

ChatGPT has tons of ideas for you (so many we had to combine multiple screenshots!):

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Choose the Best Resume Type for Your Career

There are multiple types of resumes, from chronological to functional to infographic resumes. So which one is right for you? We asked ChatGPT. The bot even explained what that type of resume includes and how to make it stand out.

>>MORE: 7 Types of Resumes: Which Is Right for You?

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Learn What Skills to Include

The primary purpose of resumes and cover letters is to show the employer that you’re the right fit for the role — mainly through the experience and skills you bring to the table. ChatGPT can help you understand what kinds of skills to highlight in both of these application materials.

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What’s especially helpful about ChatGPT’s response here is that it includes both hard and soft skills and places the skills into the context of the position. Further, it considers that we input an “entry-level” role. It notes that these skills show you have a good foundation and are eager to learn more — which employers often look for in junior employees.

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Using ChatGPT for Interviews

We wanted to know whether you should use ChatGPT for interview advice , and the results weren’t the worst, but they weren’t the best either. Most of the time, ChatGPT gave general and OK, but not great, advice. 

Rather than expect the bot to answer interview questions for you, you can use ChatGPT to ask specific questions about the interview process and get some ideas for how you might approach an interview. 

Get a Sense of Common Interview Questions

You may be familiar with common interview questions like “ what is your greatest strength? ” or “ why are you applying for this position? ” but what about specific questions within your industry? ChatGPT can provide some answers:

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However, ChatGPT doesn’t have intel on interview questions for specific companies. To get an idea of what questions a company might ask, you can look at company websites, where they may have insights on their careers page, or sites like Glassdoor with company interview reviews. 

>>MORE: Want to know what it takes to get hired at popular companies? Check out Forage hiring diaries , where recruiters share hiring insights to help you nail the interview.

Learn What to Include in Your Interview Answers

While we know ChatGPT isn’t where we should turn to get exact interview answers, it can be a helpful place to learn what kinds of things to talk about in your interview. 

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ChatGPT gives general interview tips here, like to discuss your education and work experience, but adds some specificity for the type of role we asked for. Of course, you should always refer to the job description to get a sense of what the company’s specifically looking for — and to give you some talking points — but this can be a good place to start.

Get Intel on Interview Techniques

While ChatGPT’s advice on how to answer specific questions can be hit or miss, the bot is knowledgeable on standard interview techniques, such as the STAR method: 

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The response also includes an example answer to a common behavioral interview question . You can then use the framework and example answer to guide you when brainstorming your responses.

>>MORE: How to Use the STAR Method for Interview Questions

Using ChatGPT in Your Job Search: The Bottom Line

How can you use ChatGPT in a job search? The bot can be a great place to start if you’re coming up empty regarding potential job titles, need help generating ideas for your resume, or want to know what interview questions to expect. However, that’s likely all it should be: a launching pad before you look to expert career advice and job sites. 

Find expert job search advice, including resume, cover letter, and interview tips on the Forage blog .

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10 Best Resume Builders to Create A Great Resume – 2024 Guide

A re you exhausted from investing endless hours into creating an impeccable CV? This article introduces the top resume builders that will revolutionize your job application approach. Bid farewell to monotonous formatting and greet a remarkable resume that distinguishes itself from the rivalry. Prepare yourself to secure your dream job with self-assurance effortlessly!

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10 Best Resume Writing Services

  • Super Star Resume - Best overall
  • ZipJob - Best for guarantees
  • Resumeble - Best with custom bundles
  • Let’s Eat, Grandma - Best for range of career service
  • ResumeSpice - Best for job seekers of any level
  • TopResume - Best customer service
  • Resume Writing Services - Best for affordability
  • Craft Resumes - Best for quick turnaround
  • Resume Companion - Best value resume writing service
  • Resume.com - Best free service

When creating this compilation, we considered different elements such as affordability, ease of use, accessibility, the privacy policies of the companies involved, and more. The highest-rated services offer advice, templates, and tools and allow you to consult with experts who can help you craft an impressive resume highlighting your strengths to potential employers.

Our collection comprises free services and those that make use of professional writers’ skills. Some options require a subscription or one-time payment.

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Super Star Resume - Best Resume Builder Overall

Star Rating: 4.9/5

Super Star Resume is an innovative resume builder that completely transforms creating professional resumes. By offering a user-friendly interface and a range of powerful features, Super Star Resume enables individuals to produce exceptional resumes that effectively showcase their abilities, accomplishments, and work history.

  • Skilled and seasoned writers
  • Customized strategy aligned with unique career objectives
  • Timely delivery of resumes
  • More significant expense compared to certain other resume writing services
  • Restricted selection of additional services
  • Availability may be restricted depending on demand and geographic location
  • Intuitive resume builder: An intuitive interface that simplifies the resume creation process, offering modern templates for a professional look.
  • Customization choices: Users can personalize their resumes by selecting from various font styles, colors, layouts, and sections to align with their unique style.
  • Comprehensive content suggestions: Access to a collection of expertly curated bullet points, action verbs, and industry-specific phrases to craft impactful resume content.
  • Real-time previews and editing: Real-time previewing and editing capabilities ensure a visually appealing and error-free final resume.
  • Integration with professional networking platforms: Integration with LinkedIn allows users to maintain consistency between their online presence and resume.
  • Tailored resumes for different job applications: The duplication feature facilitates the creation of multiple resume versions, each customized for specific job applications or industries.
  • Resume analytics and tracking: Users can monitor the views and downloads of their resumes, gaining valuable insights to optimize their job search strategies.
  • Professional Resume : $169
  • Resume With Cover Letter : $199
  • All-Included : $199

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ZipJob - Best Resume Builder for Guarantees

Star Rating: 4.7/5

ZipJob is widely regarded as an excellent option for resume creation, especially for those who value guarantees. Their impressive 60-day assurance ensures that individuals searching for employment will experience a surge in interview invitations within this period.

If this desired outcome cannot materialize, ZipJob proactively offers a complimentary review and revision of your resume. This guarantee highlights their commitment to client contentment and showcases their unwavering belief in the superior quality of their resume writing services.

  • The starting package is cost-effective
  • Complimentary ATS check included
  • 60-day interview assurance with higher-tier packages
  • The design and layout made it challenging to read the resume
  • The summary section was overly lengthy and filled with clichés
  • The formatting of the education and training sections was subpar
  • Expert resume writers: ZipJob provides access to a team of expert resume writers with the skills and knowledge to review, evaluate, and optimize your resume for compatibility with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and hiring managers.
  • ATS optimization: Meaning they ensure your resume is structured and formatted to navigate and succeed in ATS filters effectively. Employers commonly use these filters to assess and rank resumes during the initial screening process.
  • Keyword optimization: The resume builder online offered by ZipJob assists you in identifying and integrating pertinent keywords and industry-specific terminology. This practice heightens the visibility of your resume, making it more likely to capture the attention of hiring managers.
  • Job-specific content suggestions: ZipJob provides valuable advice regarding the most relevant and influential content to include in your resume for different job titles and industries. This guidance is invaluable in customizing your resume for specific roles.
  • Cover letter writing assistance: ZipJob supports the creation of impactful cover letters that complement your resume, strengthening your overall job application.
  • Unlimited revisions: One noteworthy feature of ZipJob is the option for unlimited revisions and updates to your resume. This ensures that your resume not only meets but continues to meet your specific requirements and mirrors your professional growth.
  • Collaboration with resume writers: the platform facilitates direct collaboration with the resume writers, enabling you to share additional information, discuss specific requirements, and seek clarifications at any stage of the resume creation process.
  • Launch Package: $139 (or $48/mo)
  • Fast Track Package: $189 (or $65/mo)
  • Premium Package: $299 (or $27/mo)

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Resumeble - Best Resume Builder With Custom Bundles

Star Rating: 4.3/5

Resumeble is a highly efficient and user-friendly resume builder that empowers individuals to create professional and compelling resumes. With Resumeble, crafting a standout resume becomes a streamlined process thanks to its intuitive interface and extensive range of customizable templates.

Whether you’re a recent graduate, a seasoned professional, or someone looking to change careers, Resumeble caters to all needs and skill sets. It offers helpful suggestions and expert advice to ensure your resume showcases your unique qualifications and achievements in the best possible light.

  • A 60-day interview guarantee is included
  • Budget-friendly package deals are available
  • It’s more established than some other websites
  • Keyword optimization: This feature helps optimize your resume by suggesting relevant keywords aligned with your target industry or job, enhancing your visibility to Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and recruiters.
  • Content import: Resumeble allows you to import your existing resume or LinkedIn profile, saving you the time and effort of manual data entry.
  • Real-time editing: You have the convenience of editing and modifying your resume in real time, providing the flexibility to experiment with various formats, sections, and content.
  • ATS compatibility: Resumeble ensures your resume is ATS-compatible, essential for better visibility and a higher chance of being shortlisted by employers using Applicant Tracking Systems.
  • Download options: The platform offers various download formats, including PDF, Word, and plain text, ensuring compatibility with diverse application processes.
  • Cover letter builder: Resumeble features an integrated cover letter builder, streamlining the creation of professional and personalized cover letters that complement your resume.
  • Career Pro Package : $159.00
  • Professional Package : $299.00
  • Premium Package : $399.00

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Let’s Eat, Grandma - Best Resume Builder for Range of Career Service

Star Rating: 4/5

Let’s Eat, Grandma is an inventive and progressive tool for creating impressive resumes. The platform streamlines the resume-building process, making it easier for job seekers to craft exceptional resumes. With Let’s Eat, Grandma, individuals can create unique resumes that catch the eye of employers and set them apart from the competition.

This user-friendly platform offers a range of customizable templates that allow users to tailor their resumes to showcase their specific skills and experiences. Let’s Eat, Grandma also provides expert advice and recommendations to help ensure that your qualifications and achievements are effectively highlighted in your resume.

  • Complimentary resume evaluation
  • Choices available for individuals from entry-level to executive-level positions
  • Extensive collaboration opportunities
  • Not specialized in academic CVs or federal resumes
  • Relatively higher pricing compared to some other services
  • Potential for a longer turnaround time compared to competing services
  • Expert choice: You can save your resume in multiple formats (PDF, Word, plain text) or easily share it with potential employers via email or a link, simplifying the distribution of your resume.
  • Error highlighting: The builder can identify potential errors, inconsistencies, or missing information within your resume and provide suggestions or alerts for improvement.
  • Section prompts: Pre-written prompts for various resume sections (e.g., work experience, education, skills) can help you structure your resume effectively and ensure you include essential details in each area.
  • Customizable sections: You can add, remove, or rearrange sections to tailor your resume to emphasize your strengths and relevant experiences.
  • Keyword optimization: The resume builder can recommend industry-specific keywords based on the job description, enhancing your resume’s chances of passing through Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and grabbing the attention of hiring managers.
  • Starter Package : Priced at $439, but there is an anti-inflation sale price of $389.
  • Accelerated Package : $549.
  • The premium Package : $689, but the anti-inflation sale price is $614.
  • Executive Concierge Service : $1,899 or as low as $119/month.

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ResumeSpice - Best Resume Builder for Job Seekers of Any Level

Star Rating: 3.8/5

ResumeSpice , a renowned online resume builder, streamlines crafting professional resumes. This platform provides job seekers with a user-friendly interface and a wide selection of templates, enabling them to create impressive resumes that align with their career objectives.

With ResumeSpice’s seamless experience, users are guided through each resume section effortlessly while receiving valuable tips throughout the process. From personal details and work history to skills and accomplishments, this platform ensures that all crucial aspects of a resume are comprehensively addressed.

  • Additional assistance
  • Timely service
  • ATS optimization
  • Guaranteed interviews
  • Restricted revisions
  • Insufficient customization options
  • Restricted refund policy
  • User-friendly interface: ResumeSpice boasts an intuitive and user-friendly platform, simplifying the resume creation process and offering a seamless experience to users.
  • Extensive template library: The platform offers a vast selection of professionally designed templates tailored to various industries and job positions. Users can explore different styles and layouts to find the perfect match for their needs.
  • Import and export options: ResumeSpice enables users to import their existing resumes in formats like PDF or Word for easy editing and updates. Users can conveniently export their finalized resumes in multiple formats, facilitating sharing with employers or uploading to job portals.
  • Mobile-friendly design: ResumeSpice is optimized for mobile devices, allowing users to create and modify their resumes using smartphones or tablets.
  • Cloud storage: The platform provides secure cloud storage for users’ resumes, ensuring accessibility and updates from any device with an internet connection.
  • Resume tracking: ResumeSpice includes tools for tracking the performance of submitted resumes, such as monitoring views, downloads, and application outcomes. These features empower users to evaluate their progress and make data-driven enhancements to their job search strategies.
  • Entry Level Resume : $479
  • Professional Resume : $589
  • Executive Resume : $699

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TopResume - Best Resume Builder for Customer Service

Star Rating: 3.6/5

TopResume is an outstanding resume builder explicitly tailored for customer service professionals. It offers a seamless and user-friendly experience, enabling users to create exceptional resumes effortlessly. The platform goes beyond just providing a basic resume template, offering valuable suggestions and tips to optimize the content.

This ensures that each resume created on TopResume is unique and attention-grabbing in the highly competitive job market.

Besides its user-friendly interface, TopResume provides expert review services. These services allow skilled professionals to provide personalized feedback on resumes, helping enhance their overall quality further. By leveraging this feedback and incorporating attention to detail, customer service professionals can create compelling resumes that effectively capture the attention of potential employers.

  • Streamlined registration process
  • Well-designed and formatted one-page resume
  • The summary and Job Scope sections were overly extended
  • The training section needed to have prominence
  • Skill-based sections: The resume builder features dedicated sections highlighting essential customer service skills, including communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and relationship building.
  • Expert review services: TopResume provides expert review services where experienced professionals offer personalized feedback and recommendations to enhance the overall quality of your resume.
  • ATS compatibility: The platform ensures that the resumes created are compatible with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), which employers commonly use for scanning and filtering resumes.
  • Download and sharing options: Users can download their resumes in various formats, such as PDF or Word, and easily share them with potential employers or upload them to job portals.
  • Industry-Specific Tips: TopResume offers industry-specific tips and guidance to assist users in tailoring their resumes to the customer service field, helping them stand out among competitors.
  • Cover letter builder: Besides resume building, TopResume provides a builder that empowers users to craft professional and compelling cover letters customized for customer service roles.
  • Mobile accessibility: The platform is mobile-friendly, allowing users to create, edit, and update their resumes while on the go, using their smartphones or tablets.
  • Entry level : Up to 200$.
  • Professional level : Up to 200$-400$.
  • Executive level : Up to $350-$700.

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Resume Writing Services - Best Resume Builder for Affordability

Star Rating: 3.3/5

While Resumewritingservices.org may be a different size than its competitors, it stands out due to its team of talented and experienced resume writers. The website is user-friendly and provides exceptional service. However, this service’s true strength lies in its writers’ expertise.

Resumewritingservices.org sets itself apart by offering a comprehensive consultation process and goes beyond expectations by providing unlimited calls with its resume writers. This personalized approach distinguishes them from other companies and guarantees each client receives individual attention and support.

  • Experienced resume writers of the highest caliber
  • Unlimited phone consultations and revisions
  • More expensive than rival services
  • A limited range of products
  • Skilled and experienced resume writers: Resumewritingservices.org takes pride in its team of highly trained and professional resume writers who possess a deep understanding of crafting effective resumes.
  • Personalized service: Resumewritingservices.org offers a personal touch by providing unlimited calls with their resume writers. This unique feature allows clients to engage in direct communication and close collaboration with the writers throughout the resume creation process.
  • Competitive job market expertise: The writers at Resumewritingservices.org have knowledge of current job market trends. This ensures that the resumes they create are optimized to excel in today’s fiercely competitive job market.
  • Quality Assurance: The service maintains a rigorous quality assurance process to guarantee that the resumes delivered to clients meet the highest standards and align with their expectations.
  • Timely delivery: Resumewritingservices.org is committed to delivering resumes within the agreed-upon timeframe, ensuring clients receive their documents promptly.
  • Client satisfaction guarantee: Resumewritingservices.org offers a client satisfaction guarantee, assuring clients are fully content with the final resume. The service is ready to provide revisions if necessary.
  • Affordable pricing: Resumewritingservices.org provides pricing options that are competitive and transparent, making professional resume writing accessible to a wide range of job seekers.

Resumewritingservices.org employs a pricing system that is clear and easy to understand for their resume-building services. The initial package begins at $270 , including a comprehensive consultation with a skilled resume writer and developing an individualized resume.

They offer extra options that enable customers to personalize their packages based on their unique preferences. This adaptable pricing strategy guarantees that clients can choose the services that align with their requirements and financial constraints.

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Craft Resumes - Best Resume Builder for Quick-Turnaround

Star Rating: 3/5

Craft Resumes stand out as a well-established writing and editing service known for its ability to deliver effective outcomes. Our dedication to providing a 24-hour turnaround guarantees you’ll receive the initial version of your resume promptly.

Navigating our user-friendly website is effortless, making it easy to use our services. At Craft Resumes, we specialize in crafting customized resumes to match your skills, qualifications, and aspirations for your career.

  • Speedy completion
  • Customized CVs
  • Intuitive site
  • Insufficient details
  • Absence of assurances
  • Quick turnaround: Craft Resumes commits to delivering the initial draft of your resume within 24 hours, ensuring a speedy and efficient service.
  • Expert Writers: Craft Resumes prides itself on its team of experienced writers who possess expertise across various industries and stay up-to-date with current hiring trends. They’re dedicated to making your resume stand out and catch the attention of potential employers.
  • Unlimited revisions: We provide unlimited revisions to guarantee your complete satisfaction. If you have specific changes or additions in mind, our team will collaborate with you closely to implement the modifications.
  • Confidentiality and Privacy: At Craft Resumes, we prioritize the confidentiality and privacy of your personal information. You can trust that your data will be handled securely and with the utmost discretion.
  • Tailored resumes: We specialize in tailoring resumes to align with your career objectives, industry, and job requirements. Each resume is personalized to accentuate your unique strengths and qualifications.
  • Resume Writing : $229.00
  • Basic : $279.99
  • Optimal : $339.99
  • All-In-One : $499.99

>> Use Craft Resumes to Secure Your Dream Job

Resume Companion - Best Value Resume Builder

Star Rating: 2.8/5

Resume Companion is a virtual platform and service that specializes in aiding individuals in creating resumes that are professional and impactful. It offers an array of resources and tools to assist job seekers in crafting interesting resumes that effectively showcase their skills, experiences, and qualifications.

A prominent feature of Resume Companion is its user-friendly resume builder. This tool allows users to select from various professionally designed templates and personalize them based on their specific requirements.

Users can effortlessly incorporate their personal information, employment history, educational background, skill set, and other pertinent details to produce a customized resume tailored to their needs.

  • Intuitive user interface
  • High-quality templates
  • Efficiency-boosting functions
  • Cost-effective choice
  • Restricted editing features without subscription
  • Absence of extensive customization options
  • Limited availability of extra services
  • Cover letter builder: Resume Companion goes beyond resumes and provides users with a tool for crafting customized cover letters tailored to specific job applications. This feature guides users through the process, helping them effectively present their qualifications and make a compelling case to prospective employers.
  • ATS optimization: In today’s job market, many companies use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to screen resumes. Resume Companion helps users ensure their resumes are ATS-friendly. The platform offers valuable tips and insights on incorporating relevant keywords, formatting the document correctly, and increasing the likelihood of passing through the ATS screening process.
  • Educational resources: Resume Companion extends its services by offering an informative blog and educational materials that cover various aspects of resume writing, job search strategies, interview techniques, and career development guidance. These resources provide users with valuable insights and advice to help them create impressive resumes and enhance their job search efforts.
  • Download and sharing options: Upon completing their resumes, users can conveniently download their documents in multiple formats, including PDF and Word. Resume Companion also makes it easy for users to share their resumes online or print them offline.
  • Customer support: Resume Companion values user satisfaction and offers customer support to assist with users’ questions or concerns while utilizing the platform. Users can access support through email or the platform’s contact form.

Resume Companion provides a cost-effective solution for individuals seeking an all-inclusive service. It’s vital to remember subscription renewal is required to access future editing services. In summary, Resume Companion offers a wallet-friendly option for those who desire a user-friendly resume-building experience without needing advanced writing abilities.

>> Use Resume Companion to Secure Your Dream Job

Our Ranking Methodology for Best Resume Writing Services

To comprehensively and objectively rank the top resume writing services, it is essential to have a thorough methodology. The first step in this process was conducting extensive research and analysis. This involved gathering a comprehensive list of reputable resume-writing services from multiple sources such as online searches, customer reviews, industry directories, and personal recommendations.

  • Feature analysis: Evaluate the functionalities provided by each resume builder, considering elements like template variety and quality, customization flexibility, user-friendly editing and formatting options, import/export capabilities, spell check and grammar tools, and integration with job search platforms and professional networks.
  • Template collection: Examine the assortment and quality of templates. Look for a wide range that suits various industries, job levels, and design preferences, considering these templates’ aesthetics, readability, and contemporary design.
  • Editing and customization: Scrutinize the adaptability and user-friendliness of the editing and customization tools each resume builder provides. Assess the capacity to add or modify sections, reorganize content, and tailor resumes to specific job requirements.
  • User interface and experience: Analyze the user interface and the overall user experience each resume builder offers. Evaluate the ease of navigation, instruction clarity, guidance or prompts, and the platform’s responsiveness.
  • Integration with job search platforms: Determine whether resume builders offer seamless integration with popular job search platforms and professional networks like LinkedIn or ATS systems. Consider how well the resumes can be transferred and their compatibility with these platforms.
  • Additional resources: Evaluate if the resume builders provide extra resources such as sample resumes, tools for creating cover letters, interview tips, or career advice. Consider the breadth and practicality of these supplementary resources.
  • Mobile-friendliness: Gauge the mobile-friendliness and responsiveness of the resume builders, recognizing the growing trend of mobile job searching and application processes.
  • Customer support: Reflect on the accessibility and quality of customer support services, encompassing options like live chat, email support, or knowledge bases. Assess the responsiveness and helpfulness of the support team.
  • Pricing and value for money: Appraise the pricing plans presented by the resume builders in terms of the value they offer based on features, usability, and overall service quality.
  • Industry reputation: Consider the standing and trustworthiness of the resume builders, considering factors such as awards, recognition, partnerships, and user feedback from reputable sources.

Buyer’s Guide: Why Use a Resume Builder?

Crafting a well-crafted CV comes naturally to particular job seekers. However, even the most seasoned experts may need help in resume writing. If you find yourself in need of help with creating a compelling resume, here are several ways in which the best online resume builder can be beneficial:

Resume builders provide users with pre-designed templates and helpful tips, streamlining the process of writing a resume and alleviating stress.

Offers Writing Tips

Promoting oneself requires considerable effort. Only some people possess writing skills, even if they enjoy self-promotion. To showcase one’s experience and knowledge effectively, a resume builder can help select the most appropriate words and phrases.

Improves Design

In every field, there are unique standards for an impressive resume. If you need to gain knowledge in design or the tools, resume builders can provide free templates to enhance your resume’s visual appeal and quality.

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Recruiters often use ATS systems to scan resumes. A good resume builder will help with formatting to ensure that your resume is easy for these systems to read.

What’s the Best Resume Builder?

The ideal resume builder for each individual may differ according to their specific requirements. If you prefer a tool that offers step-by-step guidance in creating your resume, we suggest using a builder that provides helpful tips and recommendations. If you prefer a resume builder that auto-generates a summary, we recommend using a tool that extracts information from your LinkedIn profile.

For those who enjoy having creative control over their resumes, we suggest using a platform with features. By selecting the resume builder that aligns with your needs and suits your industry and personal style, you’ll significantly increase your chances of capturing the attention of hiring managers.

Resume Builder vs. Resume Writing Service: What Matters for You

When it comes to crafting a resume, there are three options available. You can opt to create it independently, use a resume builder tool, or enlist the services of a professional resume writer. Your best choice will depend on your writing abilities, available time, and financial resources.

Do-It-Yourself

You have the choice to construct a resume entirely by yourself. The benefit of this option is that it costs nothing but requires a significant amount of effort. Along with composing all the information, you must possess graphic design skills.

This approach works well if you have these abilities, but with them, your options for creating a resume are unlimited. To overcome this limitation, you can use a resume builder or enlist the help of a resume writing service.

Resume Builder

A tool for creating resumes allows you to input your details into a template, resulting in an original appearance and layout with no design work. The top resume building tools also offer suggestions on enhancing your resume and tailoring it to match the specific job you are applying for.

While you are still responsible for writing the content, once it is written, you can quickly transfer that information into any other template with just a few simple clicks. Some of these services are free and many like to promote themselves as such, but most require a small payment to download your finished resume.

Professional Resume Writing Service

Professional resume writing services are expensive, but they offer the convenience of handling all the work for you. An experienced writer will gather relevant information about your background and transform it into a unique and engaging resume.

The process typically takes a few days, and the level of originality in the outcome largely relies on your choice of company and writer. However, we will not delve into these services further in this guide.

Are Resume Builders Worth It?

Definitely, without a doubt. An effective resume creator will guarantee that your CV is formatted correctly to navigate Applicant Tracking Systems and ultimately reach the hands of recruiters.

Is It Unprofessional to Use a Microsoft Word Resume Template?

Relying on a template will not set you apart, and there is a high likelihood that your application will be dismissed because your resume is identical to those of other job seekers.

Final Thoughts

Choosing the right resume builder is crucial in today’s competitive job market. Creating a professional and impactful resume that stands out from the crowd can significantly impact your job search. With the right tool, you can save time, improve your chances of landing an interview, and ultimately secure your dream job.

When selecting a resume builder, consider your specific needs and priorities. Look for features like customizable templates, industry-specific examples, and the ability to export your resume in different formats. Consider user reviews and ratings to ensure you choose a reputable and reliable platform.

Remember, an exceptional tool for crafting resumes should give you the power to present your skills, experience, and accomplishments effectively. It should simplify and expedite creating a resume without hassle. Investing in a reliable resume builder is investing in your professional future.

Therefore, explore the different options available for resume builders. Test out their free trials or demos and choose the best fit for your objectives. Our top recommendation is Super Star Resume . This meticulously designed resume can open doors to exciting career prospects and be a dependable companion on your journey toward success.

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