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Motivational Cover Letter | Résumé / CV | Reference Letter

Motivational Cover Letter - Opening

Dear Sir,
Distinguido Señor:
Formal, male recipient, name unknown
Dear Madam,
Distinguida Señora:
Formal, female recipient, name unknown
Dear Sir / Madam,
Distinguidos Señores:
Formal, recipient name and gender unknown
Dear Sirs,
Apreciados Señores:
Formal, when addressing several unknown people or a whole department
To whom it may concern,
A quien pueda interesar
Formal, recipient/s name and gender completely unknown
Dear Mr. Smith,
Apreciado Sr. Pérez:
Formal, male recipient, name known
Dear Mrs. Smith,
Apreciada Sra. Pérez:
Formal, female recipient, married, name known
Dear Miss Smith,
Apreciada Srta. Pérez:
Formal, female recipient, single, name known
Dear Ms. Smith,
Apreciada Sra. Pérez:
Formal, female recipient, name known, marital status unknown
Dear John Smith,
Estimado Sr. Pérez:
Less formal, one has done business with the recipient before
I wish to apply for the post of…which you advertised in…on… .
Quisiera postularme para el puesto de... anunciado en... el día...
Standard formula for applying for a job whose advertisement you saw in a newspaper or magazine
I am writing in response to your advertisement posted on…
Escribo en relación al anuncio encontrado en...
Standard formula used when responding to an advertisement posted online
I refer to your advertisement in…dated… .
Le escribo en referencia a su anuncio en... con fecha del...
Standard formula used to explain where you found the advertisement for a job
I read your advertisement for an experienced…in the…issue of…with great interest.
He leído con gran interés su anuncio para un... con experiencia... en la edición de...
Formula used when applying for a job having seen the advertisment in a magazine or periodical
I have pleasure in applying for the advertised position, as…
Tengo el placer de postularme para el puesto anunciado, como...
Standard formula for applying for a job
I would like to apply for the position of…
Quisiera postularme para el puesto de...
Standard formula for applying for a job
Currently I am working for… and my responsibilities include…
Actualmente me encuentro trabajando en... y mis responsabilidades incluyen...
Used as an opening sentence to describe your current occupational status and what it involves

Motivational Cover Letter - Reasoning

I am particularly interested in this job, as…
Estoy especialmente interesado(a) en este trabajo, como...
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
I would like to work for you, in order to…
Quisiera trabajar para ustedes debido a...
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
My strengths are…
Mis puntos fuertes son...
Used to show what your key attributes are
I would say that my only weakness / weaknesses are… . But I am looking to improve in this / these area/s.
Diría que mi(s) único(s) punto(s) débil(es) es/son... . Pero tengo la intención de mejorar en esa(s) área(s).
Used to reflect upon your weaknesses, but show that you are determined to improve in those areas
I would be well suited to the position because…
Estoy calificado(a) para el puesto ya que...
Used to explain what makes you a good candidate for the job
Although I have no previous experience in…, I have had…
Aunque no tengo experiencia previa en..., he tenido...
Used if you have never had the chance to work in a certain business field, but can demonstrate qualities from other experiences you have had
My professional qualifications / skills appear to be well suited to your company's requirements.
Mis cualidades profesionales / habilidades parecen adecuarse a las exigencias de su compañía.
Used to explain what skills make you good candidate for the job
During my time as ..., I improved / furthered / extended / my knowledge of…
Durante mi experiencia como... mejoré / amplié / expandí mis conocimientos de...
Used to demonstrate your experience in a certain field and ability to aquire new skills
My area of expertise is…
Mi área de conocimiento es...
Used to show in which field of work your main attributes and experiences are
Whilst working at… I became highly competent in…
Mientras trabajé en... desarrollé la capacidad de...
Used to demonstrate your experience in a certain field and ability to aquire new skills
Even when working at high speed, I do not neglect accuracy and would therefore be particularly suitable for the demands of working as ….
Incluso cuando trabajo con gran rapidez, no dejo de lado la precisión y por ello estaría especialmente capacitado(a) para las demandas de este puesto como...
Used to explain why you would be good at the job using the experience gained from your previous employment history
Even under pressure I can maintain high standards.
Incluso bajo presión puedo mantener altos estándares.
Used to show that you can work in a demanding business environment
And thus I would have the opportunity to combine my interests with this placement.
Y así tendría la oportunidad de combinar mis intereses con este puesto de trabajo.
Used to show that you have a personal interest in the job
I have a lively interest in … and would appreciate the opportunity / chance to broaden my knowledge by working with you.
Tengo un gran interés en... y apreciaría la oportunidad de ampliar mis conocimientos al trabajar con ustedes.
Used to show that you have a personal interest in the job
As you can see from my enclosed résumé, my experience and qualifications match this position's requirements.
Como pueden ver en mi currículo, mi experiencia y capacidades encajan con los requisitos de este puesto.
Used to highlight your résumé and show how well the job would suit you
My current position as…for...has provided me with the opportunity to work in a high-pressure, team environment, where it is essential to be able to work closely with my colleagues in order to meet deadlines.
Mi posición actual como... en... me ha dado la oportunidad de trabajar bajo presión en un ambiente de trabajo en equipo en donde es primordial trabajar en estrecha comunicación con los colegas para así cumplir con los plazos de entrega.
Used to display what skills you have gained from you current job
In addition to my responsibilities as..., I also developed…skills.
Además de mis responsabilidades como... también desarrollé habilidades como...
Used to show additional skills gained from your current job. Skills that may not normally be associated with your occupational title

Motivational Cover Letter - Skills

My native language is…, but I can also speak…
Mi lengua materna es..., pero también hablo...
Used to show your native language, and also other languages in which you have fluency
I have an excellent command of…
Tengo un manejo excelente de...
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to a high level in
I have a working knowledge of…
Manejo el... en un contexto de trabajo.
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to an intermediate level in
I have …years experience of working…
Tengo... años de experiencia desempeñándome como...
Used to show your experience in a certain business area
I am an experienced user of…
Soy un usuario experimentado / una usuaria experimentada de...
Used to show what computer software you can use
I believe I possess the right combination of...and… .
Creo que poseo la combinación adecuada de... y...
Used to show how balanced your skills are
Excellent communication skills
Excelentes habilidades de comunicación
The ability to share information with and explain things to your colleagues
Deductive reasoning
Razonamiento deductivo
The ability to understand and explain things quick and effectively
Logical thinking
Razonamiento lógico
The ability to construct one's ideas in a precise, well thought-out manner
Analytical skills
Capacidad de análisis
The ability to assess things in detail
Good interpersonal skills
Buena comunicación interpersonal
The ability to manage and communicate with colleagues effectively
Negotiation skills
Aptitudes de negociación
The ability to do business deals with other companies effectively
Presentation skills
Habilidad para hablar en público
The ability to communicate ideas effectively in front of a large group

Motivational Cover Letter - Closing

I am highly motivated and look forward to the varied work which a position in your company would offer me.
Estoy inmensamente motivado(a) y me complacería encargarme de la variedad de tareas que un puesto en su compañía me ofrecería.
Used when closing to reiterate one's desire to work for the company
I see new tasks / this position as a welcome challenge, which I look forward to.
Veo este puesto como un reto y me alegraría la posibilidad de obtenerlo.
Used when closing to reiterate one's desire to work for the company
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss further details of the position with you personally.
Me complacería tener la oportunidad de discutir los detalles de este puesto personalmente.
Used when closing to hint at the possibility of an interview
Please find my résumé / CV attached.
Encontrará mi currículo adjunto.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that your résumé / CV is included with the cover letter
I can supply references from…if required.
Puedo proporcionar referencias... (personales, laborales) si así lo requieren.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that you are willing to provide references
References can be requested from…
Las referencias pueden ser solicitadas a...
Used to tell the employer that you are willing to provide references and who they can contact for these
I am available for interview on…
Estoy disponible para ser entrevistado(a) el día...
Used to indicate when you are free for an interview
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to the opportunity to personally discuss why I am particularly suited to this position. Please contact me via…
Gracias por su tiempo y consideración. Me complacería tener la oportunidad de conversar personalmente sobre por qué estoy calificado(a) para este puesto. Por favor, contácteme por...
Used to give one's prefered contact details and to thank the employer for reviewing your application
Yours faithfully,
Se despide cordialmente,
Formal, recipient name unknown
Yours sincerely,
Formal, widely used, recipient known
Respectfully yours,
Formal, not widely used, recipient name known
Kind/Best regards,
Informal, between business partners who are on first-name terms