Flowers are one of the most common decoration items for events such as weddings and are also used for the occasions like anniversaries and birthdays. Sometimes flowers are also used for expressing feelings of sympathy for a death or illness. Floral designers are professionals who are responsible for creating exceptional flower arrangements for every occasion.
After these professionals have understood what the client is exactly looking for, floral designers will cut all the flowers to a certain length and arrange them properly in baskets or vases. The main work of a floral designer is usually ruled by the season. The busiest times for these professionals are during Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, although sometimes these florists are busy throughout the year.
Floral designers need to have a good knowledge about the vast range of flowers, potted plants and foliage. They need to know the seasonal availability, names and how long will each flower stay fresh. Designers need to keep themselves updated with the latest styles and trends in the industry of floral designing. At the same time, they also need to understand the traditions of using flowers for funerals, weddings and some other occasions.
Designers will always work according to the order of the client. They will have to be very specific or they can ask the floral designers to use their own creativity. The best way to start working as a floral designer is directly working at a grocery store or flower shop. Even internet florists and wholesale flower distributors hire floral designers.
Now, that you have decided to apply at a number of places for job, you will need a well-written cover letter to get you noticed. Write a cover letter, which has all your skills and qualifications written in a precise manner. Here is a sample floral designer cover letter that you can refer to.
Your Contact Information
3745 Bay Land Drive
E-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer Contact Information
Mr. William Henry
Empire Estate Hotels
18 Victoria Street
New York, NY93846
Dear Mr. Henry,
I am writing this covering letter today to show my interest in the job of Floral Designer, as advertised on your company website. I am an experienced and highly-talented florist with an extremely good creative flair and superior design skills. I am well adept with preparing plant, dried flower, flower and silk arrangements and can easily construct custom and unique arrangements as required by the client. Now, I would like to bring all my designing skills and artistry to your organization.
For more than five years I have been working in the floral industry, designing unique and beautiful arrangements and bouquets. I am well-versed with putting together a fine bouquet for any occasion. Also, I can work with every client on finding out what selection or arrangement will best fit their budget and needs. My expertise also extends till designing attractive and eye-catching store displays, which I do on a regular basis. I also offer you my well-honed skills in store management, inventory management and customer service.
My experience and training lies in working with arrangements both small and large, for walk-in and pre-order customers. My extensive background in floral design and retail has taught me a lot of important lessons for satisfying the customers and I am sure that your business will grow. In a nutshell, my dual strengths in business sense and creative management will be highly beneficial.
You will find greater details of all my accomplishments and what I will be offering in my attached resume. You can contact me for a further discussion on 394-284-2846 or e-mail me at email@example.com. I will call your office in a week for a follow-up.
Enclosure: Resume and References
You can write your cover letter in the similar manner. Keep it short and simple.