What makes your cover letter stand out to employers?

Senior Technical Recruiter, Indeed
J. Palmer

I’m an experienced recruiter and I’ve been a hiring manager, too. I’ve seen the same mistakes again and again throughout my career. But if you take a little extra time to avoid these common problems, your cover letter should really stand out!

Remember these four questions to help you write a successful cover letter and get hired:

  • Why do you want to work for the company? What interests you about them?
    • Talk about how your personality and skills align with what they do
  • Why are you a good fit for this company and the job?
    • Write about how your past work, life experiences and skills meet the important requirements of the job
  • How are you personalizing this cover letter sample?
    • Tailor your cover letter to the job you’re applying for
    • Address the cover letter to whoever will be reading it. If you don’t know who will be reading it, you can address it as “To the Hiring Committee” or “To the Hiring Manager”
  • Have you proofread your cover letter?
    • Make sure to check for correct spelling and grammar before sending out your cover letter!
September 17, 2019

[Your Name]

Hi Beth,

I say with complete and earnest certainty that I was meant to work in the interior design field. There is something about being able to put together a room in a way that pleases clients that provides me with pride. Not just pride for my aesthetic accomplishments, but more importantly pride for making clients’ visions come to life. I am confident that my passion for the field would make me a great candidate for your open Interior Designer position at Flower Designs.

I have worked at Hills & Homes for over four years, where I am the Interior Designer for a bustling house builder. During my time at Hills & Homes, I’ve strengthened my design skills, managing tasks including creating color schemes, researching materials and textiles, overseeing execution, and even budgeting.

Beyond my design and visualization skills, I am an excellent problem solver. I understand the importance of being able to work autonomously in a fast-paced design house, all the while dedicating my complete commitment to clients. I consider myself a well-rounded candidate and someone with the devotion necessary to succeed in this Interior Design position.

I’m familiar with the history and legacy of Flower Designs as I myself admire your designs whenever you’re featured in local magazines. It would be an honor to work for such a prominent interior design office.

I’d love to speak to you about how I would be a good fit as an Interior Designer in your office. I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to hear from you soon!

[Your Name]

[Phone Number]

How to write an interior designer cover letter?

  • Include your full name and contact information at the top of your cover letter
  • Start the cover letter by respectfully addressing the recipient by name
  • Mention where you found the job posting and your interest in the opportunity
  • Use the first paragraph to explain why you would be a great hire as the interior designer
  • Briefly discuss your experiences, qualifications and accomplishments related to this opportunity
  • Thank the reader and express interest in discussing the role in more detail
  • End the cover letter with a professional sign-off and your full name
  • Your cover letter should be one-page or or less in length