A motivation /cover letter shows how well you can communicate. Therefore write your motivation/ cover letter clearly and professionally, avoiding grammar-spelling errors, jargons and run on sentences.
Show enthusiasm and confidence, but keep your letter professional and respectful.
A motivation/ cover letter needs to be crafted specifically for each position or company you apply.
Do not write a general letter in which you just change the contact information. Such a letter will reduce your chance of getting an interview.
It is preferably only one page long.
Your font and your name header should match the CV’s to look uniformed.
In order to create a professional Cover Letter, make sure to include the following basic elements.
Greeting/Opening: make sure to address your letter to the proper person/department. Address the employer or the hiring specialist by name and title.
The main body. Paragraph #1 is your opening paragraph, where you state the purpose for writing; how you learned of the organization or position, and basic information about yourself (your current position, years of experience, etc.).
Paragraph #2 tells why you are interested in the employer or type of work the employer does. Communicate how you understand the open position, relate your background and experience that suit the requirements of the company. Highlight one or two personal and professional skills retrieved from the CV that, in your opinion, are relevant to this position and how you will be able to use them if you would get the job.
Your letter needs to compliment your CV and not restate it.
Paragraph #3 is your closing paragraph. Before completing the letter (e.g. Yours sincerely), express your availability for an interview and the possibility to provide additional information or documents upon request.
Indicate that your CV is also enclosed with the letter.
Thank the reader for his/her consideration and that you look forward to hearing from him/her.