How to build an interior design resume with no experience
Although you’re still learning how to get into interior design without experience, there are probably skills in your professional past that can help you become a successful interior designer. Get started by taking a closer look at your current resume and prior work experience. Ask yourself if there are any skills you have that are transferable to interior design. For example, if you’ve managed a different type of project from start to finish, that can show your ability to manage timelines and keep others accountable. You can find some more helpful information by reading our article Interior Design Resume Tips.
Interior design cover letter examples for those with no experience
Cover letters are not always required when applying to a job but they are a great way to show your interest in the job and address additional information you may have not included in your resume. Because you are trying to get a job in interior design without experience and might be up against other designers with experience, we definitely recommend submitting a cover letter. Here are a few tips you could use to make your cover letter stronger:
- Research the firm or company you’re applying to in order to find ways to highlight your shared values.
- Explain how you are actively working to fill the gaps in your skills but don’t forget to mention you are a quick learner.
- Address the cover letter to the hiring manager if possible.
- Make sure your cover letter is formatted to look professional and be sure to use professional language.
Here is an example of what a strong intro paragraph for a cover letter could look like:
To whom it may concern,
I am writing to express my interest in the entry-level interior designer position. I am a self-motivated and progress-driven professional looking for a position to develop my skills as an interior designer. I have developed and executed strategies that I believe will bring value to your company.