I found this example Cover Letter on Google, and it is very similar to the lay out of my CV. I think this is interesting as it allows them to be connected in a way that the reader can remember. I normally would just write up a plain covering letter, but i definitely want to try something that is more striking. On https://www.thebalance.com/photographer-cover-letter-example-2060139 they have a great example of applying for a wedding photographer job. https://www.livecareer.com/letter-samples/cover-letters-misc/photographer is for a family picture studio, and http://coverlettersandresume.com/cover-letter-samples/photographer-cover-letter-sample/ for a photography studio.
They all follow a common theme, of stating why they would be good for the role, such as years of experience, before going in to slight detail of their practice/techniques. 2 of the Covering Letters state that the photographer will call the person they are applying to, but 1 states they hope they will call. Ringing them yourself is a bold statement, and makes you look confident.
When reading one of them, i realised it was written as ‘as an experienced…’ but in my CV i have written in first person, as ‘i am’ so i need to continue this through to my covering letter.
- attributes which relate specifically to the vacancy
- company details at the top, plus a date
- an image
All of these feedback points rely on me knowing the vacancy to apply for so they can link to the job. I will keep them in mind foe when i have to apply for a job and alter them at this stage.