Nowaday, motivation letter is along CV one of the main requirements when applying for the certain job or vacancies. But a lot of people are not sure how to write a good motivation letter and they get lost in writting. It is common that people write a lot of unnecessary thing unrelated to job/vacancie they are applying.
The main focus of motivation letter should be as the name said your motivation for that certain position, your inner motivation. It needs to be clear from the letter that you know what are you applying to, you need to be precise and specific.
So how do you write a motivational letter that stands out from the pool of applicants? The way to avoid generalizations and add depth to your motivational letter is by tailoring it to the specific organization and program/position you are applying to:
1.When writing a motivational letter, you want to make sure you know what and where you are applying to. Find out who is in charge of deciding your fate and address them directly in your opening remarks as Dear Mrs. Smith.
2.Look at the program requirements and the institution’s website. Find out the top three requirements for the position and explain how you are the best candidate.
3.Demonstrate that you share the organization’s values or are exceptionally qualified through a short story or personal examples. Be specific.
4.Your motivational letter should demonstrate that you really want to be there! There is a fine line between pleading and showing intelligent interest while also selling yourself. State specific reasons, demonstrate knowledge and express passion for applying to the institution or organization without showing off or begging.
5.DO NOT LIE! If you write anything remotely untrue, your reader will sense it. Unconsciously, we inflate feelings and ideas when we lie. If you tell a fake story or inflate your excitement or achievements, you will be put into the “lying Pinnochio pile”. Consider your case rested and your application denied.
And that is basically it, be precise, show your desire and motivation and get you dream job!
For more informations read about our article on how to write a CV.