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Motivation / Cover Letters

And now the best part. In my time as Recruitment Specialist in Camair-Co, I had great laughs when reading motivation or cover letters. People wrote fun in the name of “motivation“. In my opinion, this happens because most candidates do not take time to read or research about how to write motivation or cover letters, relate these letters to the job they are applying for and some do not know what drives them forward (Motivation).

I have often read statements like the following, and please take note of the spellings and grammar errors. Need I mention the fun?

– “I am forwarding my reume to you for your review. Please look this over and hire me for any type of work you have available.”

– “My ultimate goal is to become a doctor, but since I was not able to get into CUSS I would like to work for your company in any capacity especially Top Management.”

– “I am nown for my close attention to detail.”

– “I have extensive experience with Windows programs such as Paint.” This guy actually applied for IT Project Manager

–  “Don’t take the comments of my former employers too seriously. They don’t know what they are talking about.”

Let me spare you by not letting all out of the bag. However, I designed below a simple guide to enable you write Motivation Letters. You will not see any sample motivation or cover letter because I believe we all have our own wordings which represent us as we are. Sample letters are words that represent other people – those who created them. Given that we are talking about “motivation”, they should come from us, from within, that driving force.

The Contact – Spontaneous Letter (Not answering to any job advert)

Sender/Date (Top Right of page)

Employer’s address

Subject: Motivation Letter

Sir,

1. Reasons for your choice (why you have chosen the company)

2. Similarities between the enterprise and yourself (Ambitions, experiences, needs)

3. Your availability for an interview to prove you can contribute meaningfully to the business

4. End the letter Signature

The Letter Answering an Advert 

Sender/Date (Top Right of page)

Employer’s Address

Subject: Motivation Letter

Sir,

1. Why you are writing (You have understood the expressions in the advert)

2. What you can do in connection to the advertised job role

3. Other skills you can use to enable growth in the organization

4. Mention your total availability for position/interview

5. End of letter Signature

Remember…don’t just spell check your letter. You need to READ it, slowly and carefully, before sending it. In fact, have someone else read it slowly and carefully. The last thing you want to end your cover letter with is, “hope to hear from you shorty.” (Shortly, the guy meant)

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