Cover Letter

How to write a motivational letter?

The motivational letter or cover letter is an important element of the written application besides the CV. It should be maximum half a page and usually contains 3 blocks:

  1. Where did you find the job offer,
  2. Why do you apply,
  3. Why do you think that you are suitable for the job/what strengths you have that the employer can build on?

While the CV contains dry facts, the motivational letter can be more personalized. It is important, not to write the textual form of the CV as a cover letter. The essence of this document is to give the employer a more personal image about you and your inner motivation.

Important elements of the cover letter

  1. Uniqueness

If you invest extra time and energy into making our letter outstanding from the other application materials, you increase the chance of your success and with it your employer can feel that you are taking your job seriously.

  1. Personality

This letter gives an opportunity to express your inner motivation, besides you can use the name of the HR manager in the invocation, it makes the text more personal.

  1. Persuasion

The first or second sentence after the invocation has to prove that you are the most suitable candidate. Give the specific reason for that.

  1. Massiveness

Less than a page long. Your aim should be to raise awareness, and to highlight your experiences – do not repeat those things you wrote int he CV. Your letter should contain some important key points.

  1. Grammar

Look over the spelling and the grammar of the letter. A tiny mistake is enough and your letter is in the grinder.

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