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Motivational Cover Letter | Résumé / CV | Reference Letter

Motivational Cover Letter - Opening

Geachte heer
Dear Sir,
Formal, male recipient, name unknown
Geachte mevrouw
Dear Madam,
Formal, female recipient, name unknown
Geachte heer, mevrouw
Dear Sir / Madam,
Formal, recipient name and gender unknown
Geachte dames en heren
Dear Sirs,
Formal, when addressing several unknown people or a whole department
Geachte dames en heren
To whom it may concern,
Formal, recipient/s name and gender completely unknown
Geachte heer Jansen
Dear Mr. Smith,
Formal, male recipient, name known
Geachte mevrouw Jansen
Dear Mrs. Smith,
Formal, female recipient, married, name known
Geachte mevrouw Jansen
Dear Miss Smith,
Formal, female recipient, single, name known
Geachte mevrouw Jansen
Dear Ms. Smith,
Formal, female recipient, name known, marital status unknown
Beste meneer Jansen
Dear John Smith,
Less formal, one has done business with the recipient before
Hierbij solliciteer ik naar de vacature van ... die u in ... op ... gepubliceerd heeft.
I wish to apply for the post of…which you advertised in…on… .
Standard formula for applying for a job whose advertisement you saw in a newspaper or magazine
Naar aanleiding van uw vacature op ... schrijf ik u ...
I am writing in response to your advertisement posted on…
Standard formula used when responding to an advertisement posted online
Naar aanleiding van uw vacature in ... van ...
I refer to your advertisement in…dated… .
Standard formula used to explain where you found the advertisement for a job
Met grote interesse heb ik de vacature gelezen voor de positie van een ervaren ... in de editie ... van ...
I read your advertisement for an experienced…in the…issue of…with great interest.
Formula used when applying for a job having seen the advertisment in a magazine or periodical
Graag solliciteer ik naar de door u uitgeschreven vacature, omdat ...
I have pleasure in applying for the advertised position, as…
Standard formula for applying for a job
Ik solliciteer naar de functie van ...
I would like to apply for the position of…
Standard formula for applying for a job
Op dit moment werk ik voor ... . Mijn werkzaamheden bestaan uit ...
Currently I am working for… and my responsibilities include…
Used as an opening sentence to describe your current occupational status and what it involves

Motivational Cover Letter - Reasoning

Ik ben zeer geïnteresseerd in deze baan, omdat ...
I am particularly interested in this job, as…
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
Ik zou graag voor u willen werken, om ...
I would like to work for you, in order to…
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
Mijn sterke punten zijn ...
My strengths are…
Used to show what your key attributes are
Ik denk dat ... mijn zwakke punten zijn. Maar ik werk eraan dit gebied/deze gebieden te verbeteren.
I would say that my only weakness / weaknesses are… . But I am looking to improve in this / these area/s.
Used to reflect upon your weaknesses, but show that you are determined to improve in those areas
Ik ben geschikt voor deze functie, omdat ...
I would be well suited to the position because…
Used to explain what makes you a good candidate for the job
Ofschoon ik geen ervaring heb in ..., heb ik wel ...
Although I have no previous experience in…, I have had…
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
Mijn professionele kwaliteiten/vaardigheden corresponderen met de vereisten van uw bedrijf.
My professional qualifications / skills appear to be well suited to your company's requirements.
Used to explain what skills make you good candidate for the job
Tijdens mijn tijd als ..., heb ik mijn kennis van ... verbeterd/vergroot/uitgebreid.
During my time as ..., I improved / furthered / extended / my knowledge of…
Used to demonstrate your experience in a certain field and ability to aquire new skills
Mijn vakgebied is ...
My area of expertise is…
Used to show in which field of work your main attributes and experiences are
Tijdens mijn werk bij ... ben ik zeer bekwaam geworden in ...
Whilst working at… I became highly competent in…
Used to demonstrate your experience in a certain field and ability to aquire new skills
Ook in stressvolle situaties verlies ik nauwkeurigheid niet uit het oog. Daarom ben ik bijzonder geschikt zijn voor de eisen van ...
Even when working at high speed, I do not neglect accuracy and would therefore be particularly suitable for the demands of working as ….
Used to explain why you would be good at the job using the experience gained from your previous employment history
Ook onder druk kan ik hoge kwaliteitsstandaarden handhaven.
Even under pressure I can maintain high standards.
Used to show that you can work in a demanding business environment
En daarmee zou ik de mogelijkheid hebben mijn interesses met deze functie te combineren.
And thus I would have the opportunity to combine my interests with this placement.
Used to show that you have a personal interest in the job
Ik interesseer mij bijzonder voor deze functie en ik zou de kans om mijn kennis samen met u te kunnen vergroten zeer waarderen.
I have a lively interest in … and would appreciate the opportunity / chance to broaden my knowledge by working with you.
Used to show that you have a personal interest in the job
Zoals u in mijn cv kunt zien, komen mijn ervaring en mijn vaardigheden overeen met de vereisten van deze functie.
As you can see from my enclosed résumé, my experience and qualifications match this position's requirements.
Used to highlight your résumé and show how well the job would suit you
Mijn huidige baan als ... biedt mij de gelegenheid in een veeleisende werkomgeving te werken, waar een nauwe samenwerking met mijn collega´s essentieel is voor het halen van deadlines.
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.
Used to display what skills you have gained from you current job
Naast mijn verantwoordelijkheden als ... heb ik ook vaardigheden in ... ontwikkeld.
In addition to my responsibilities as..., I also developed…skills.
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

... is mijn moedertaal en daarnaast spreek ik ook ...
My native language is…, but I can also speak…
Used to show your native language, and also other languages in which you have fluency
Ik beschik over een uitstekende beheersing van ...
I have an excellent command of…
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to a high level in
Ik beschik over een goede beheersing van ...
I have a working knowledge of…
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to an intermediate level in
Ik heb ... jaren ervaring als ...
I have …years experience of working…
Used to show your experience in a certain business area
Ik beschik over goede kennis van ...
I am an experienced user of…
Used to show what computer software you can use
Ik denk dat ik over de geschikte combinatie beschik van ... en ...
I believe I possess the right combination of...and… .
Used to show how balanced your skills are
Uitstekende communicatieve vaardigheden
Excellent communication skills
The ability to share information with and explain things to your colleagues
Analytisch denkvermogen
Deductive reasoning
The ability to understand and explain things quick and effectively
Logisch denkvermogen
Logical thinking
The ability to construct one's ideas in a precise, well thought-out manner
Analytische vaardigheden
Analytical skills
The ability to assess things in detail
Goede intermenselijke vaardigheden
Good interpersonal skills
The ability to manage and communicate with colleagues effectively
Onderhandelingsvaardigheden
Negotiation skills
The ability to do business deals with other companies effectively
Presentatievaardigheden
Presentation skills
The ability to communicate ideas effectively in front of a large group

Motivational Cover Letter - Closing

Ik ben zeer gemotiveerd en ik verheug me op de veelzijdige werkzaamheden die een functie binnen uw bedrijf mij zouden bieden.
I am highly motivated and look forward to the varied work which a position in your company would offer me.
Used when closing to reiterate one's desire to work for the company
Ik zie de nieuwe taken/deze nieuwe functie als een interessante uitdaging, waar ik naar uitkijk.
I see new tasks / this position as a welcome challenge, which I look forward to.
Used when closing to reiterate one's desire to work for the company
Graag zou ik verdere details van deze functie in een persoonlijk gesprek met u willen bespreken.
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss further details of the position with you personally.
Used when closing to hint at the possibility of an interview
Bijgevoegd vindt u mijn curriculum vitae/cv.
Please find my résumé / CV attached.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that your résumé / CV is included with the cover letter
Op verzoek kan ik u mijn referenties van ... toesturen.
I can supply references from…if required.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that you are willing to provide references
Referenties kunnen worden aangevraagd bij ...
References can be requested from…
Used to tell the employer that you are willing to provide references and who they can contact for these
Voor een sollicitatiegesprek ben ik beschikbaar op ...
I am available for interview on…
Used to indicate when you are free for an interview
Bedankt voor uw tijd en moeite. Graag zou ik mijn geschiktheid voor deze functie in een gesprek nader willen toelichten. U kunt mij bereiken via ...
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…
Used to give one's prefered contact details and to thank the employer for reviewing your application
Met vriendelijke groet,
Yours faithfully,
Formal, recipient name unknown
Met vriendelijke groet,
Yours sincerely,
Formal, widely used, recipient known
Hoogachtend,
Respectfully yours,
Formal, not widely used, recipient name known
Met de beste groeten,
Kind/Best regards,
Informal, between business partners who are on first-name terms