Tips for your career
How to write your motivational letter
The main purpose of a cover (motivational) letter is to persuade an HR specialist that you are the most suitable candidate for a given position.
Keep in mind when writing your cover letter that it should be concise, well structured and without any errors.
Content of your cover letter
The cover letter is usually divided into three paragraphs.
The first paragraph should include a description of the position you are applying for. You should also mention where you learned about this position.
In the second paragraph, which is usually the longest, describe the reason for your interest. Also mention what appeals to you about the job and the company and why you should be considered the most suitable candidate.
Try to be as specific as possible. Underline experience and knowledge which are closely related to the given position and the qualities crucial for performance in this position (e.g. decisiveness by managers, communication skills by PR).
Try to include sentences which show your effort to find information about the company in the motivational letter.
In the third paragraph, express your wish to complete the necessary information at a personal interview, then add your closing and accompany your printed signature with a handwritten one.
If you are sending your CV by e-mail, insert the cover letter into the text of the e-mail. In this case the cover letter could be less formal.