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Journalism motivation letter sample

Peter Samson
63 Smith street
Washington, USA

May, 2013

Mr. Jerald Hill,
HR Manager
News Magazine Daily

Washington, USA

 

Dear Mr Hill

Re: Online newsmagazine Editor

I am using this opportunity to apply for the position of Online newsmagazine Editor at “News Magazine Daily”

As you may note in the attached resume I am writer specialized in online media. Currently I wok for one of the most innovative independent media projects of the USA in the past few years, where I have explored, written and edited on topics including national and international politics, the arts, pop-culture and sports.

As the Editor of News Magazine Daily, I was in charge of the team consisted of 36 reporters, editors, photographers and designers from around the country on a political blog that reached high visit rates in the recent years. Thank to this post I have also gained a skills in commissioning content and preparing written and visual content daily suitable for wide public.

My articles are being published in some of the top US and International web magazines, including: times.com, economist.com, ect. For detailed reference list have a look at my resume.

In a case you need some further info do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss this exciting opportunity further.

Yours sincerely

[sign here]

Peter Samson

Letter of motivation sample for tour operator

ATTN: HR Department of Worldwide Travel Ltd.

 

Dear Sirs, Madams,

 

I am writing this letter to express my strong motivation for a tour operator position within your company. Since I hold degree in tourism and an experience in working for a major travel agency in Greece, I believe I have a substantial knowledge of the sector.

 

I would appreciate the opportunity to gain experience in a English speaking environment, and to get insight in the operations of a Tour Operator in England and furthermore to improve my English language skills.

 

My professional experience in a tour operator is in the following areas:

 

Telephone sales of travel packages

Sales of flight tickets

Conference tourism and organization of big corporate events

Invoicing

 

My ultimate goals are to learn how the business sells its product to its customers, how many services it offers for each product, what kind of hotels they work with, what the market target is, what the best strategy to decide a suitable price is, etc.

 

I would like to point out that I am not looking for a specific department in your company; however, the marketing and sales department would be the most interesting for me.

 

Thank you very much in advance for your help.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John Holmes

How to write a good motivation letter?

 

 

Most of the people perceive motivation letter a formality during application process. Therefore there are not investing strong efforts to write a personal statement that will ensure their placement for a job/scholarship. However, this often perceived “pure formality” called motivation letter can win you a job interview and future job placement. Below we provided you a list of key elements that have to be included in your letter of motivation, in order to write a good one:

 

 

  1. Do not forget to mention why you have decided for the concrete company to apply for a job. Be clear, concise and express your unbiased motivation.
  2. Try to reflect personal approach as much as possible. For example if you know the name of HR person, address the letter to this person.
  3. Do not mention your weak point in the letter, since they will be probably discussed during your job interview. However don’t be to much vainglorious since this will make wrong impression.  Be realistic about yourself and try to point out your strong points.
  4. Your letter should reflect positive spirit and orientation on future. For example you can use following phrase: ”I am eager to improve my skills and fully prepared to adapt myself to the new working environment…”, instead of “I am not experienced in the relevant field.”
  5. Quote and describe concrete facts and situations to articulate your motivation for specific company/placement.
  6. Try to find out as much as possible about company before applying. This will show your interest about company and reflect you ability to prepare relevant information on your future post.
  7.  Put only the most relevant facts and experiences in your motivation letter. Keep it brief and clear. However do not forget to tell something about you as a person.
  8. Mention your accomplishments in education or professional experience. It would be also useful to express you perspectives in career of in education., for example where do you see yourself in the upcoming period.
  9. Use a motivation letter as a tool to distinguish your application from other with sample qualifications.

Motivation letter for a PhD in Global trade and development

 

University of MontpellierFaculty of Economics and Social SciencesRue de Truel

Montpellier, France

Ileana Mineola

Timisoara Street, 67

Bucharest, Romania

E-mail: XXXXXXXX

Telephone: XXXXXXXX

20/09/2013

Dear Madam, Sir,

I am Ileana Mineola, motivated student in MA in International Economics at the University of Bucharest, expected to graduate at the end of this year. I appreciate this opportunity to introduce myself at your University and to apply for the programme PhD in Global Trade and Development at the University of Montpellier. With my educational background and working experience in the field of international trade, I strongly believe that I am suitable candidate for the programme.

Since my high school days I have developed strong interests for the issues regarding international economics, especially international trade and development, as I advocate the opinion that the export orientated trade is a motor for stronger international development.  That is why I enrolled myself at the University of Bucharest, where I graduated first in my class, with distinction at the programme BA in Economics and Macroeconomic Policy. At the moment, I am writing my master thesis at the same University, based on the research that I have conducted on the role of the international trade in the EU aid assistance policies. Therefore, I would like to apply for a PhD at the University of Montpellier, and in the same time for scholarship at the University’s fund. As I do not have sufficient funds for the tuition fees, I believe that my competences and academic records recommend me for the limited number of placements at the University.

I personally believe that every person applying for PhD in International Economics should be as much as specialized in research and practice in that field, as me. In favor of that thesis I should mention that I have been working within the World Trade Organization, as an Intern in Eurasian economic area. In 2011-2012, I have been staying in Geneva for over a year, where I gained precious experience in the field of international trade and relations in one excellent organization. This experience enabled me to be familiar with the work in international environment and to abide to the international decision making and policies.

During my studies at the University of Bucharest, I have developed special interest for the international development, as addition to my aspiration to be international trade expert. However, I wanted to combine those interests of mine as a Junior Researcher at the International Trade Institute, where I am currently employed. International Trade Institute is one of the most reputable institutes in East Europe, among the institutes with trade development as their main topics of research activity. I was employed on the recommendation of my professor George Lucas, one year ago, as I have proven my skills in topics like Eurasian trade, EU trade policies and international development during our common research. As a Junior Research I am involved in basic research and modeling of intra-industrial trade in the EU, monitoring international trade developments and analyzing new trade policies in the region of Eurasia. One of my most favorable activities was my work on the EUR-Asia model, used for forecast of the future developments in the Eurasia region. I worked on the model for more than one year with small team of researchers at the Institute and after several tests and practice the model revealed surprisingly good application for analyzing international trade in general, not just to focus on the region. As the model got international recognition I was invited to present the model to the Board of the African Development Bank, where it should be implemented for the Bank’s analysis.

Working experience received provided me with a deeper realization of importance of being competent in various spheres of economic research: international trade, econometrics, development and economic policy. I deeply convinced that all those spheres make an Economist to be complete expert in this field of research. The understanding of this fact and my strong aspiration to become highly qualified researcher of international level led me to decision to apply for the position at your University, as the University of Montpellier has a strong reputation in that field.

After I read carefully the description of the PhD programme and the course requirements, I believe that it perfectly matches my research interests and profile. Afterwards I have continued my research at the University website, where I gained useful information about the University campus and the student life in Montpellier. I believe that I will be positive addition to your team, fit well in your organization and be a useful member of the community, as I love to volunteer and to be active in the field of social causes and campaigns.

As I understand, this programme is very competitive, attracting highly motivated students, but I am convinced that my good record at the University and during my work as a researcher give me a strong recommendation for a place at it. I would be honored if you decide to accept my candidateship to be PhD student at the University of Montpellier 2013/2016.

 

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely yours,

Ileana Mineola

Top 7 motivation letter mistakes

In this post we would like to list common mistakes applicants are making when writing motivation letter. In order to make successful application, try to avoid following common mistakes:

 

  1. Motivation letter is a copy of another motivation letter you found online, without proper tuning to yours qualifications and purpose. Please bear in mind that letter of motivation must suit your qualification and experience, as well to desired post you are applying to. Since letter of motivation is personal it has to reflect your own style.
  2. Motivation letter is too general. Letter of motivation has to communicate clear messages, while employer needs to perceive your motivation for post you are applying to.
  3. Language used is to complex. Often applicants try to use to complex language in order to catch employers attention, and to create better image of themselves. Certainly language used in letter should reflect in some extent your qualifications and ability to express yourself, but try to use simple language delivering clear thoughts and messages.  Every sentence should have clear meaning.  It is also recommended not to use poetic phrases, instead be concrete as possible.
  4. Motivation letter is pure reflection of CV. Try not to merely list items from your CV. The motivation letter should be complementary to your CV where you can draw attention to some of the relevant items of your CV. Rather  focus on identification of key points from your CV that are especially relevant to the post you are applying to.
  5. Your contact data is missing. Before submitting letter check that you have included all the necessary information. Therefore do not forget to include your contact details. We assume you are writing this letter to get a response from employer, right? J
  6. Function you are applying to is missing.  Bear in mind to state in letter position you are applying to.
  7. Before sending please check the language used in letter, in order to avoid any spell / typing errors.  At this stage you may also use spell check option in your MS Word.

Motivation letter sample for locksmith

Peter Samson
63 Smith street
Washington, USA

May, 2013

Mr. Jerald Hill,
HR Manager
Locksmith Services Inc.

Washington, USA

Dear Mr. Hill:

With this letter I hereby wish to apply for a Senior locksmith position open in your company. I saw the ad on Herald Tribune, published on XX May, 2013.

I have 2 years of experience as a locksmith a company in Portland, Oregon. Thanks to this experience I gained necessary skills to apply for a position opened in your company. I am familiar with the full range of tasks of tasks involved, such  as an employee installs, repairs, rebuilds, and services connected with mechanical or electrical locking devices, using hand tools and special equipment-all of which I can do well.

In attachment please find my resume, where I listed in detail my experience with the previous employers.  I would appreciate if we can meet in person to talk about this position further. So, if you are interested please phone me on: 000- 000 -0000 to schedule an appointment. Thank you for time you invested to read my motivation letter and resume. I hope to speak with you soon.

Sincerely,

Peter Samson

Cover letter sample for a warehouse worker

Name ad Surname of the applicant

Street Name and Number

Postcode and City

Country

MM/DD/YYYY

 

Name ad Surname of the recipient

HR Department

Street Name and Number

Postcode and City

Country

Dear  Sir, Madam,
My experience in the warehouse for seven years has skilled me to ask for the job opening you have posted in the Newspapper Weekly.

I have an excellent reputation with my managers in working all warehouse duties. I know how to meet envisaged deadlines and complete delegated assignments that always receive high praise.

I would like to meet you in person in order to talk more about what you want in the warehouse workers you team up with? I’m always available at your convenience any weekday. Please call me at your convenience at (000) 547-1234 to arrange a meeting that works for your schedule. Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely,

 

 

[Signature]

Name and Surname of the applicant

 

 

Enclosure:

Motivation letter sample for a veterinary assistant

Name ad Surname of the applicant

Street Name and Number

Postcode and City

Country

MM/DD/YYYY

 

Name ad Surname of the recipient

HR Department

Street Name and Number

Postcode and City

Country

Dear  Sir, Madam,

 

 
I’m looking for a position as a veterinary assistant and that is why I’m writing this motivation letter today. I noticed in the Newsweek Star, your advertisement for this position was open at “Animal Health Center”. I have a vast experience in several areas in this field of work. I am trained and certified Vet assistant and have worked in this field for the past ten years.

If you’d like to meet me in person to go over the duties, I’ll be happy to accommodate your schedule. I’ll be happy to come to your office any weekday morning before noon. Please phone me at (558) 111-1244 and give me a time and date that works for you. I really appreciate being considered for this job and your time for considering my application.

Sincerely,

[Signature]

Name and Surname of the applicant

Motivation letter sample for a travel agent

Name ad Surname of the applicant

Street Name and Number

Postcode and City

Country

MM/DD/YYYY

 

Name ad Surname of the recipient

HR Department

Street Name and Number

Postcode and City

Country

Dear  Sir, Madam,
I found your add in the “News Daily”, offering employment as a travel agent. I have filled out the preliminary application and you’ll see that this is a position I feel equipped to fill since I am a world traveler myself. I have also worked with a team of travel agents and have been complimented on my ability to work in tandem with others.

I look forward to hearing from you regarding a personal interview. Please contact me at (555) 555-0000 and I will be happy to come to your office to discuss this position and how I can take on this work for your company.

If you’d like to meet me in person to go over the duties, I’ll be happy to accommodate your schedule. Please give me a time and date that works for you. I really appreciate being considered for this job. I know that travel agents are in great demand and I’d be pleased to be one of them at your office.

Sincerely,

[Signature]

Name and Surname of the applicant

 
Enclosure:

Motivation letter sample for printing operator

Name ad Surname of the applicant

Street Name and Number

Postcode and City

Country

MM/DD/YYYY

 

Name ad Surname of the recipient

HR Department

Street Name and Number

Postcode and City

Country

Dear  Sir, Madam,
I have been a printing operator for 12 years and am looking for a new employer now that I live in Detroit. I am looking for full time or a part-time position, any days of the week, including Saturdays. I focus on 6 color printing, although I can perform all the duties you request. I am very capable of setup and run labels, offset, screen ect.

If we could meet in person, I will show you my portfolio. I have a special talent that I think your establishment will benefit from.

Are you free to get together any morning next week? Please call me at (000) 9855564

to let me know. I’ll come at a time that works best for you. Thank you for reviewing my motivation letter and resume prior to our meeting. I am looking forward to meeting you.
Sincerely,

 

 

[Signature]

Name and Surname of the applicant