I am currently employed as the only web developer at a small development and marketing company. I develop the websites and projects for clients from start to finish utilizing mainly PHP. Unfortunately, most of the time this means I am working with WordPress since it is easier for the the clients to use.
I am interested in another position as a PHP developer working with different technologies that I am somewhat unfamiliar with. However, the posting explicitly states that passion is more important than experience. I have two years of experience so far and I really want to acquire new and different knowledge, so I believe I could be a good fit for this position.
Now, with the back story out of the way, I have a question regarding my cover letter.
- Would it be acceptable, beneficial, or bad to mention my current job in my cover letter? The context would be somewhat like "I've learned a lot at my current position but I am seeking a position that will offer more learning opportunities and chances for growth and experience."
- Would this reflect negatively on me? Or would it reflect positively as I am leaving a comfortable position to expand my knowledge and experience?
- In addition, I began my current position as an intern doing busy work like changing passwords, and in my time there I have assumed the responsibility of and eliminated the need for multiple individuals we once outsourced to. Is this something I could add to my cover letter, resume, or should I just save it for conversation?
I am overall new to the cover letter thing and job seeking in general, but I believe I've outgrown my current position that started as an internship. I'm just trying to reflect my passion and desire in my cover letter, but am having some difficulties at this point.