Recently been advertising for junior website designers positions and have had to create a ‘guide’ profile to ensure that people provide an adequate amount of information when applying, for refence here the guide profile that should give an idea of the amount of information and quality of person we are seeking.
Covering Letter: I am writing to enquire about a junior position within your company, apprenticeship or otherwise. If it is the case that you are interested in taking on an apprentice, I have spoken to a few companies and it is likely that I would be able to secure a placement with a training company.
I am a 24 year old female and I’ve just moved to the Corringham area. My goal is to eventually become a software developer, but I would like to become a web developer first as I think it will be a good introduction and provide me with a strong skill set as a basis for software development. I am under no illusions that it takes years to gain the right experience, but I already have some experience with various software and I would like to find a lifelong career in the IT industry so I am willing to dedicate a lot of my time and effort to somebody who is able to help me accomplish this.
I have approximately 3 years of experience working with Adobe Photoshop in my spare time and roughly 8 years experience working with image manipulation software. I have learned the basics of Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Maya as well as Cinema 4D. My first experience of programming was writing basic html on the website ‘MySpace’ for about 3 years from the age of 12. Since then programming has always been an interest, but I have found it more beneficial until recently to work on other skills, so I have written html using notepad just to remind myself of the process and slowly gained knowledge of how the system works. Recently I have been studying the systems behind web design and software engineering in more depth and I have experimented with writing basic programs in various languages. For example, a calculator written as a C# console application in Visual Studio. I will admit that I currently do not possess enough knowledge to undertake an entire project on my own, however I also have experience helping friends with their websites and programs. I have also come into contact with somebody recently who is a professional Perl programmer, he has designed his own language based on Perl for handling server information and he has told me that, once I am comfortable with the basics of the Perl language, he is willing to teach me what he knows. I produce electronic music and I am very comfortable making a wide variety of genres as well as sound effects.
I know it is not imperative that somebody possesses all of the aforementioned skills to become a web developer, however I believe that it helps a lot to have as wide a skill set as possible. I am also aware that I do not possess a lot of the skills required to be a professional web developer, but I am contacting you in the hope that I am able to learn what I need to and turn my hobbies into a rewarding career.
Thank you for taking the time to read this e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.