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Crafting an Application Email (And The Importance of Spellcheck)

By: Shannon, shannon@annarbortees.com

over 3 years

While there is no cover letter required to apply to Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company (only your resume!), applications whose emails do include a brief letter of sorts stand out among a sea of resumes.

You may consider including:

  • A greeting

    It seems obvious, but many forget to include a simple “hi” or “hello.” A greeting tells us that you are friendly and know basic communication!

  • Your interests

    Are you interested in Art? Sales? Screenprinting? All of the above? We want to know so that we can match your interests with the appropriate position.

  • Why you are interested in the company

    Have you ordered t-shirts from us before and had such a great experience that you want to be a part of the production process? Did your friend work here last holiday season and tell you it was the greatest job ever? Did you watch the company owners on youtube describe the t-shirt making process and knew that you just had to be a part of it? Let us know what stands out to you!

  • What makes you a great fit for Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company

    Is it your love for cotton? Your enthusiasm for custom apparel? Your positive attitude? Your love of office dogs or free lunch? This is your chance to introduce yourself.

  • Your weekly availability and hours preference

    If nothing else, please include specific time frames of when you will be available to work (e.g., Monday after 3pm, Tuesday before 5pm, Wednesday anytime, etc.). If your availability is completely open, please let us know that too. Additionally, let us know if you’re seeking a full-time or part-time position, and if part-time, how many hours per week you are looking to work.

Once you have drafted your email - or included your availability in the email body at the very least - attach your resume! It’s easy to forget and press the magic ‘Send’ button. It happens to the best of us, but don’t let it happen to you! Save yourself that moment of embarrassment and double check that it attached properly.

Not so fast! There’s one last step before you should send in your application email. Always use spell check and re-read your email before pressing Send! This could be the difference between you:

  • Being fast paste and fast paced.
  • Assassinating wait staff and assisting wait staff.
  • Constructing employees and instructing employees.
  • Bein an honor roll student, and being an honor roll student.
  • Demonstrating patients and demonstrating patience.

And most importantly, it could be the difference between you being called in for an interview or not! Spelling and grammar errors in an application email or resume, though sometimes entertaining for us, tell us that maybe your attention to detail isn’t quite where we would like it to be. After all, a lot of detail goes into creating a t-shirt from designing, to proofing, to printing. So read, re-read, and triple read your email and resume before sending it off.

What are you waiting for? Fill out the application, and send your resume and spell-checked application email to jobs@annarbortees.com!


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