Question by Joe: Can you review my cover letter?
I’m applying for a video producer job at a video production company, and I wrote the cover letter below and wanted to get your opinion on what needs to be fixed:
Enclosed is my resume for your consideration for the open Video Producer position.
3 years ago I started a production company that produces music videos for independent artists, my goal in creating the company was to work with uniquely talented independent artists who normally couldn’t afford a professionally made music video. Not knowing fully what to expect going into this I started with nothing more than a camera, a notepad and a dream. I can now say that it has been the most rewarding time in my life, even though I’ve done it all for little to no money while holding down a full time job, I truly love what I do.
My video production experience has taught me what it means to be a part of a team, where ideas thrive and passion paves the way to success. As a member of the team my responsibilities not only include writing, producing and directing videos, but also creating video/story ideas to present to artists, managing production schedules, securing and negotiating use of shooting locations and editing the final video.
One of the most important things that I’ve learned over the last few years is that with tight budgets and even tighter time schedules where your day starts at 6am, coffee is not enough to inspire people to do their finest, instead I need to be their inspiration, because when they see how motivated, inspired and passionate I am about the project, it becomes contagious and creates a collaborative and creative atmosphere, which I believe creates the best possible outcome for the project.
My experiences working on complex video productions has taught me how to work on a piece of the puzzle without losing sight of the big picture, as well as the importance of attitude and enthusiasm in assuring success, the value of being a good communicator and how to work under pressure.
Nothing thrills me more than the thought of bringing my passion and my organizational and teamwork skills to your team. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Answer by weirdiscomplimentary
It looks like a lovely letter. I would perhaps take out the bit about doing it for “little to no money” because it may make them think that they can low-ball you on the salary simply because you love the work.
What do you think? Answer below!