The Lost Art of the Resume Cover Letter or Introductory Email

When Spitball sends out a proposal, we spend an inordinate amount of time crafting our letter or email that precedes our estimate. We believe it is important to state why Spitball is the right choice for them.

That same idea holds true for job candidates. Though you may think cover letters are just fluff, it does provide a glimpse into someone’s personality and passion for the job. Sadly we are seeing fewer and fewer engaging applications, with candidates relying solely on their resume and experience. Here’s just a few gems we’ve received.

Hi! My name is XXXX XXXX and I am interested in applying to your Brand Strategist opening. Attached is my resume. Please let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to hearing from you.

My name is XXXX XXXX and I would love to apply for your open Art Director position. I have attached my resume for your consideration! Thank you so much in advance. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!

Experience in script writing.

Good Afternoon, Please see the attached resume for the writer position.

To whom it may concern: Enclosed please find my resume. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Literally these were the entire emails. And don’t even get us started with Subject Lines. Being a self-proclaimed “Awesome _____” probably isn’t the best first impression.

Now its not all bad, the better candidates do spend the time but its unfortunately not the norm.

So in short, if you want to work for Spitball – or if by chance you want to work for someone else – show it! We are a creative marketing and advertising agency. Put some time in and get creative. What’s the worst thing that could happen? Hell you could get a great new job at a leading NJ advertising agency!