For every job at Games Workshop, the application process starts with a letter. Which is why at the end of every job advert, you’ll find the following text:
If you wish to apply you must send us a letter telling us why you want this job. We select candidates for interview on the content of their letters. This is a great opportunity for you to let us know that you understand what we are looking for.
No letter, no interview.
It may also help to include an up-to-date CV.
At Games Workshop, we take hiring the right person for the job very seriously. Among other things managers: hire their own staff; read every letter; select every interviewee; conduct every interview; choose every new staff member themselves (with help and support from other managers).
Your application letter is a chance to talk directly to the person making the decision (and the person that you will be working for if you get the job). Winning applicants grab this opportunity to tell us why they want the job, what makes them a good fit for that particular job and why they will be great at it.
If your letter is good, we will ask you to interview (at this point we may even read your CV if you send us one). At interview we’re looking for someone with the right fit for the job and the company, who displays the qualities that we think are required for the job.
But remember – no letter, no interview.