I took two business classes in college because my dad and grandpa thought I should be “well-rounded.” When the professors taught us about copywriting, they made it sound really, really boring. They made it seem like there was no creative freedom, and that copywriters always lived in the cast shadow of their employers. However, this is not true, and it has not been my experience in the field. I know that people can have a different “go” at copywriting, and really hate it. So, let me tell you about my time at ICB and you can figure it out for yourself.
In my last post, Creatives, Get to Work, I talked about the need for creative writers in business. I explained how the writers should find jobs, but now I’m going to explain how the job finds the writers. The way that Tasha found me was through Internships.com, but (I think she would agree) it was kind of just luck that things worked out as well as they did. To give you a funny anecdote, we had our first interview as I was driving to the airport–running late of course–and I could barely hear her in the bad cell reception. I didn’t think I would get the job AT ALL! I truly believe that Tasha is right, finding a copywriter is a lot of trial and error. Not everyone will work well together, understand your writing/business style, and fit into your vision. There are some ways to search and interview candidates in order to find the creative copywriter for you. But wait, there’s more!
How to Request Reference Letters:
Here is an easy step-by-step process for writing letter of recommendation requests:
Personalize the greeting. Use something like, “Dear,” and then add the appropriate job title. Make sure you do not use the wrong title. For instance if you say Ms. instead of Dr. that is disrespectful of all the hard work they went through to get that title. Never use “To Whom it May Concern,” that phrase makes you sound impersonal, cold and it makes them less likely to take the time out of their day to help you.
Hello, allow me to introduce myself: my name is Myriah and I am a copywriting intern for Imperfect Concepts. I would like to entertain the question: how do you get an internship? Let’s take it one step further, shall we? I’m going to outline the four step process to land your next internship (at least, I’m going to tell you how I did it).
But wait, there’s more!
Are you looking to get a better understanding of the fashion industry, plus a small glimpse into what it’s like to work for a fashion-tech start up? Well, you’re in luck. We are now accepting summer 2013 and Fall 2013 applications. You can apply via Internships.com Please fill out all information on the site. The perk of this internship is that you do not have to live in the same city as Imperfect Concepts HQ. Virtual interns are always great! If you have any questions about the internship, direct your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This internship is non-paid, but we do work with colleges to help fulfill college credit hours. I look forward to seeing your applications plus talking to you very soon!