I am currently trying to find a summer job in Dublin in the field of graphic design or web design.
I already encountered that specific problem when applying in Austria, but I am completely unsure how this is handled in Ireland.
I have written my resumé containing my education, work experience and skills. Now my next step would be to write a cover letter. But I also need an application "letter" which is the body of my email sent to the company.
What's the difference between the email and the cover letter? Should I make both of these or should I write everything in the cover letter and only include 2 - 3 sentences in the email? If I should write two letters, should both be customized to the company I am applying to or just the email. (Because my Resumé isn't customed, as it just includes general information, I would include in the cover letter only general information too).
PS: The position I am applying for is a speculative application for a 2-month-job
PPS: I have my resumé and my cover letter both designed in my own corporate design. Would it be better then to attach both as a pdf and just write a short text in the mail?