I am soon to start looking for a new permanent role as a graphic designer.
I left my previous job a year ago after 2 years, to go freelance. I was always planning on looking for a new job and I only intended to freelance for a few months.
But then COVID happened... so Ive been freelancing a lot longer than planned.
I left my previous role mainly because the work was very tedious and I wasn't able to get stuck in to any of the creative stuff, I did learn quite a lot while I was there however.
I'm just wondering how much detail I should go in with my cover letters when contacting design agencies? I'm conscious that they might just assume that I'm applying for jobs because freelancing hasn't worked out, or because it's too much of a struggle in the pandemic.
Should I cover all this in my cover letter?
Or should I just focus on my skills, experience and aspirations? Afterall, I don't want my letter to be overly long.
I also don't want to be 'complaining' about my previous employer to someone who I've never even met... for all I know they might even know each other.