How to get noticed and pulled out of the pile to be called for an interview
I received an email from one of my coaching clients that read:
“Do you have examples of Cover Letters that have actually worked? I feel my frustration level on the rise because I am never hearing back from any jobs (these are online posts).”
My response: “Cover letters that actually work are cover letters with referrals in them, specific credits people are looking for, or people with whom you’ve worked.”
That’s why my coaching encourages people to get work through building relationships. I don’t recommend cold calls, which sending out a blind cover letter is. However, I understand that part of peoples’ strategy is to apply for jobs online. These job listings are vague, have little description, and rarely give the name of a production company, let alone a contact person, and hence the challenge.
In order to really give my client an accurate account of who and what he was competing with, I decided to place my own ad online, based on others I’d just read.
In my program COVER LETTERS THAT STAND OUT FOR ONLINE SUBMISSIONS I share with you the results of that ad.
I quickly realized that I kept reading the same mistakes over and over.
A cover letter is your opportunity to connect to a stranger. When you think about it, it’s even more than a stranger. A stranger would be sending to Patty Producer who you don’t know. In most of the online ads, you are sending to an email address and have no idea who the person is who’s reading your cover letter or what their position is. It can be anyone from the interviewer himself to the intern who has to weed through the big pile.
How do you get noticed and pulled out of the pile to be called in for an interview? That’s what COVER LETTERS THAT STAND OUT FOR ONLINE SUBMISSIONS is all about.
You will complete this program knowing:
- All about my online ad: my post, the classification statistics, and the dissection of my post.
- Twenty mistakes people make in cover letters.
- Four examples of bad cover letters and my notes on why they are bad.
- Twelve cover letter eye catchers.
- Six examples of good cover letters and my notes on how to make them great.
What You Will Learn:
- How to turn the your story into something special on paper.
- How to write relatable cover letters so the person reading it will immediately feel a connection.
- How to reveal your skills without sounding like every one else.
- How to get people to want to know more about you so they MUST call you in for an interview.
Plus a Bonus: Cover Letter Checklist
Who is this for?
Actors, writers, directors, cinematographers, editors, production designers composers, and anyone else in entertainment who apply for jobs online.
Job seekers who apply for jobs online that require a cover letter
People who want to write a cover letter that isn’t sent online