A good cover letter can make a difference when it comes to getting a job. Even if it is a personal document and as such customized some characteristics are transversal and should be present. Learn which ones.
Why should I create my motivation letter?
Increasingly, recruitment processes involve completing an online form . In the case of job portals of the Network , for example, when applying for an employment opportunity, it is possible in the online form to also attach a letter of motivation that will further customize your application, ultimately highlighting the remaining candidates .
What is the Motivation Letter for?
The motivation letter is no more than a document that must be submitted along with the curriculum at the time of applying for a job . It is a critical step for anyone on the other side to truly analyze and understand why a person is applying for a job opportunity .
In the portals of the Network Working , when applying for a job, you are allowing access to your resume and its attachments: Photography , motivation letter, letters of recommendation , certificates, video-curriculum, etc.
Tips for a good motivation letter
- It should not have more than 500 words, equivalent to about 3 short paragraphs;
- It should not be handwritten, because it risks becoming illegible or convey an idea of sloppiness;
- No grammatical errors. Use and abuse of available free automatic brokers online and if necessary do an online survey;
- The language should be simple and direct;
- You must present the candidate’s personal data at the top of the page on the right;
- It should be addressed to a person and not just to a company;
- You must clearly identify the job you are applying for, explaining your motivations for joining the company;
- It should highlight the positive aspects of the candidate’s profile that respond to the requests verified in the job advertisement;
- It must above all be unique.
- So, when writing your letter of motivation, start by doing the following scheme:
What are your good points?
1) If the focus is on your professional experience , dedicate a paragraph to the explanation of your course and the main skills acquired; if you still do not have work experience, focus on your academic career, highlighting differentiating activities such as volunteer activities, activities in student nucleus, participation in the Erasmus program, etc.
2) Put yourself in the employer’s place and e explore the following issues in an appealing and concise manner:
- What would you like to read?
- What is your best selling point?
- Why should it be hired?
3) Enter an element of your personal profile:
- Top hobbies? – cinema, reading, sports
- Are you a proud parent?
- You like camping?
Make a little mention of these extracurricular activities , but watch out, do not stretch too far. The objective is to unveil its “B side” a bit, a fact that can be valued by some employers.
Do not just demonstrate how beneficial to your career would be to work in the largest company in the sector X, Y or Z. You have to go further and demonstrate that also for the company it will be an asset to count on your skills in the team .
Whenever you apply for a job offer , reread your motivation letter and adapt your speech.
And if you are looking for a job opportunity, or enriching your resume with a paid internship , see also the opportunities advertised on the Working Network . Register and keep your resume up-to-date so you can apply for the available offers.