How to improve your motivation letter • Study Association Aureus

How to improve your motivation letter

- Aureus

Are you looking for a new job or internship? Then there is a big chance you will have to write a motivation letter. Writing a motivation letter might sound difficult, but if you know what you are doing it is actually quite easy. Luckily for you Aureus has your back. In this blog, we will give you some pointers on how to write that perfect motivation letter.

Be straightforward

Chances are that you are not the only one applying. Recruiters get lots of motivation letters on a daily basis. This means that they won’t read every detail of your letter. To make sure they won’t miss the essence of your motivation letter you should be straight to the point and keep it short and powerful. Make sure the reason for your letter is clear and that all the important information you want to tell is easy to read.

Make it personal 

Like I said before, recruiters get lots of motivation letters. To increase your chances of getting that job interview, you should try to stand out from the crowd. This does not mean you should do something crazy, but rather to make it more personal. Try to do this in the intro, so the recruiter has an insight into who you are when they are reading the rest of your letter. This will definitely help them understand it better.

Link yourself to the requirements

Read the vacancy again to see the job requirements and skills that the company is looking for. It is helpful to understand what they are looking for because you can use this to improve your letter. First of all, it is important that you don’t lie about your skills and capabilities. But try to link your own skills and capabilities to the requirements set by the company. When you can illustrate that you are the right fit for the job, your chances of getting it will be way higher. 

Write about your ambitions

Including your future goals will give the recruiter a better image of how you can grow within the company. It will also be easier for them to see if it fits with the opportunities possible within the company. So don’t shy away from naming your ambitions. Do try to explain why you have those ambitions, as it makes your letter even more personal.

A motivation letter compliant with these pointers will definitely up your chances on a job interview! Do you want to know how to write a CV to accompany that motivation letter you wrote? Check out this blog.