Writing a Motivation Letter – Part 2

Brief Introduction

Motivation letters are crucial while applying for a job role. Almost every company asks for a motivation letter and it may be the key for getting the job you want.


When writing a motivation letter, there are some things that you need to remember:

  1. Mention why have you decided to apply for that specific job and in that specific company.
  2. Try to use a personal approach. You can do so by figuring out the name of the person that is going to revise your CV and motivation letter.
  3. Be realistic about your skills, do not mention any weakness, but do not reflect yourself as “perfect”.
  4. Look to the future, by saying how much you can develop in that company and how much you can give them in exchange.
  5. Search for specific facts about the company that you find very similar to your goals and mention them on the mention letter.
  6. Keep your mention letter as short as possible. If you try to include too much it may end up giving the wrong impression (i.e. that you can not compress information).
  7. Give a quick example of what you have achieved either in an education or professional ambient, and mention where do you see yourself in a few years time.

If you want, you can continue reading the part 1 of a Motivation Letter.


A motivation letter is a very powerful tool that can distinguish your CV and application from the others, so it is worth to spend about an hour writing it. Oh, and remember to spell correctly the company’s name! Apparently, quite a lot of people does it wrong and they do not tend to like it much.

Sample – Format

Motivation Letter