Motivation letters are usually written by aspiring students who wish to take up a degree or a program. They are also written by people who may want to apply for a position in an organization – in essence, a motivation letter is much like a cover letter with the only difference being the fact that motivational letters provide detailed information of what “motivated” an individual to apply for a certain position.
On a broader scale, motivation letters are written to secure positions which candidates think will be a good match to their skills. While this is also true of cover letters, motivation letters are a little more detailed than their counterparts. You may want to write about your passions and aspirations in a motivation letter provided that they are in sync with the company’s mission. You can also provide detailed information of any internship programs that you may have been involved in.
To understand how a motivation letter is written, have a look at the following sample written for the position of a business development manager.
478 Cooper Way
Dover, DE 21824
April 28, 2017
Ms. Joan Rivers
Manage Human Resources
Shamrock Trading Corporation
342 Pine Road
Dover, DE 73310
Re: Business Development Manager
Dear Ms. Rivers:
I am currently in the process of completing my master’s degree in Business Administration from Delaware Business School, an initiative I decided to take up after working as a business development associate for one year at Mark and Fuller. My motivation for attaining this degree was primarily to secure a business development management position where I would be able to apply my skills in increasing business prospects for the company.
My focus has always been centered on leading the coordination of resources and leveraging relationships with targeted customers. After considerable research, I came across Shamrock Trading Company’s advertisement detailing the profile of a business development manager. I anticipate working for your company because we share the same vision – identifying needs and meeting them at all costs.
During my short stint at Mark and Fuller, I learnt how to deal with international clients. I also had the opportunity to partner with the corporate communications department which increased my understanding of the complexities of the marketing and communications aspect of the industry.
As an outgoing individual who has been an enthusiastic participant in community work throughout my academic life, I believe that I am the perfect candidate to fill the vacancy of a business development manager at your company. I appreciate your time in considering me for this position and anticipate a meeting with you soon.
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