A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article inspired by nina4airbnb.com. I spoke about a job in digital advertising that I wanted but was scared I would not get due to my limited experience in marketing. During the phone interview, I was informed that the company was no longer looking for an intern, but for a full-time marketing coordinator. The good news is that they still wanted to consider me. After the call, I sent this follow-up email. This version is edited.
Subject: The value I would offer your company on my first month
Dear x,I would like to reiterate my genuine pleasure in speaking with you yesterday. Moreover, I believe that both you and I could benefit from onboarding me as a part of your team.
For starters, I would help [X Digital Advertising company] rebuild and restructure your website to include testimonials from past clients. I would also start a blog section. I built this personal website and this pet project website in a month. Given the chance, I would do the same for Digital Advertising.
Second, I have a good camera and would love to make video introductions of the some of the team members. Whenever I search a company or tutorial nowadays, I always click on the videos section on Google. In many cases, video is a better way to communicate than text.
The reason I did not go ahead and build another website, was for SEO purposes. Had I built another website, the duplicate content would lower the rank search results for your site. I have read up on SEO through Moz’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization and I am applying the recommendations to my own websites. I want to continue gaining practical experience with your company.
As a Praxis apprentice, I have access to a talent pool of over 150 other participants and 8 advisors who have experience from coding, and web development to leading sales and SEO. If I need any help whatsoever, I know I can count on them to help me figure it out.
With me, you get an avid learner, a teachable individual, and an initiative taker. I hope your team gives me the chance to help you to better serve your clients.