Freelancers, here are a few top tips if you’re looking for work and emailing companies.
Even if they don’t have anything for you right now, here is a way to craft an email that will help keep you in the loop for future work.
Sometimes hiring managers use their inboxes to search for candidates when new jobs come through, we do it ALL the time.
So if you want to make sure you’re found when that happens, you need to make sure you have a few things in your emails.
One would be your job title, let them know what level you are and any other sectors or areas you specialise in.
Sector wise, that would fall under things like retail, fashion, property corporate, F&B, packaging, the list goes on..basically whatever sector you’ve covered in detail, put it in.
If you’ve got any other key software skills, add them in too! HTML, WordPress, Cinema4D etc.
Also any impressive achievements like D&AD Pencils, DesignWeek, Creative Boom mentions etc.
It doesn’t need to be an essay though. 2-3 sentences across 3-4 paragraphs.
Then when a hiring manager then types “middleweight graphic designer with retail and Cinema4D” you’ll come up if you have those skills or “Copywriter with beauty fashion and SEO” etc
Just an email attaching a CV and website saying “Hi, got anything for me? CV and portfolio attached.” Is not going to make sure you’re found later down the line.
Sometimes it’s about sending it now, so you’ll hopefully land some work later!
Oh, and don’t forget to attach your CV and portfolio! 😉
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