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Motivational Cover Letter | Résumé / CV | Reference Letter

Motivational Cover Letter - Opening

Dear Sir,
Geachte heer
Formal, male recipient, name unknown
Dear Madam,
Geachte mevrouw
Formal, female recipient, name unknown
Dear Sir / Madam,
Geachte heer, mevrouw
Formal, recipient name and gender unknown
Dear Sirs,
Geachte dames en heren
Formal, when addressing several unknown people or a whole department
To whom it may concern,
Geachte dames en heren
Formal, recipient/s name and gender completely unknown
Dear Mr. Smith,
Geachte heer Jansen
Formal, male recipient, name known
Dear Mrs. Smith,
Geachte mevrouw Jansen
Formal, female recipient, married, name known
Dear Miss Smith,
Geachte mevrouw Jansen
Formal, female recipient, single, name known
Dear Ms. Smith,
Geachte mevrouw Jansen
Formal, female recipient, name known, marital status unknown
Dear John Smith,
Beste meneer Jansen
Less formal, one has done business with the recipient before
I wish to apply for the post of…which you advertised in…on… .
Hierbij solliciteer ik naar de vacature van ... die u in ... op ... gepubliceerd heeft.
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…
Naar aanleiding van uw vacature op ... schrijf ik u ...
Standard formula used when responding to an advertisement posted online
I refer to your advertisement in…dated… .
Naar aanleiding van uw vacature in ... van ...
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.
Met grote interesse heb ik de vacature gelezen voor de positie van een ervaren ... in de editie ... van ...
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…
Graag solliciteer ik naar de door u uitgeschreven vacature, omdat ...
Standard formula for applying for a job
I would like to apply for the position of…
Ik solliciteer naar de functie van ...
Standard formula for applying for a job
Currently I am working for… and my responsibilities include…
Op dit moment werk ik voor ... . Mijn werkzaamheden bestaan uit ...
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…
Ik ben zeer geïnteresseerd in deze baan, omdat ...
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
I would like to work for you, in order to…
Ik zou graag voor u willen werken, om ...
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
My strengths are…
Mijn sterke punten zijn ...
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.
Ik denk dat ... mijn zwakke punten zijn. Maar ik werk eraan dit gebied/deze gebieden te verbeteren.
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…
Ik ben geschikt voor deze functie, omdat ...
Used to explain what makes you a good candidate for the job
Although I have no previous experience in…, I have had…
Ofschoon ik geen ervaring heb in ..., heb ik wel ...
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.
Mijn professionele kwaliteiten/vaardigheden corresponderen met de vereisten van uw bedrijf.
Used to explain what skills make you good candidate for the job
During my time as ..., I improved / furthered / extended / my knowledge of…
Tijdens mijn tijd als ..., heb ik mijn kennis van ... verbeterd/vergroot/uitgebreid.
Used to demonstrate your experience in a certain field and ability to aquire new skills
My area of expertise is…
Mijn vakgebied is ...
Used to show in which field of work your main attributes and experiences are
Whilst working at… I became highly competent in…
Tijdens mijn werk bij ... ben ik zeer bekwaam geworden in ...
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 ….
Ook in stressvolle situaties verlies ik nauwkeurigheid niet uit het oog. Daarom ben ik bijzonder geschikt zijn voor de eisen van ...
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.
Ook onder druk kan ik hoge kwaliteitsstandaarden handhaven.
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.
En daarmee zou ik de mogelijkheid hebben mijn interesses met deze functie te combineren.
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.
Ik interesseer mij bijzonder voor deze functie en ik zou de kans om mijn kennis samen met u te kunnen vergroten zeer waarderen.
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.
Zoals u in mijn cv kunt zien, komen mijn ervaring en mijn vaardigheden overeen met de vereisten van deze functie.
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.
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.
Used to display what skills you have gained from you current job
In addition to my responsibilities as..., I also developed…skills.
Naast mijn verantwoordelijkheden als ... heb ik ook vaardigheden in ... ontwikkeld.
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…
... is mijn moedertaal en daarnaast spreek ik ook ...
Used to show your native language, and also other languages in which you have fluency
I have an excellent command of…
Ik beschik over een uitstekende beheersing van ...
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to a high level in
I have a working knowledge of…
Ik beschik over een goede beheersing van ...
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to an intermediate level in
I have …years experience of working…
Ik heb ... jaren ervaring als ...
Used to show your experience in a certain business area
I am an experienced user of…
Ik beschik over goede kennis van ...
Used to show what computer software you can use
I believe I possess the right combination of...and… .
Ik denk dat ik over de geschikte combinatie beschik van ... en ...
Used to show how balanced your skills are
Excellent communication skills
Uitstekende communicatieve vaardigheden
The ability to share information with and explain things to your colleagues
Deductive reasoning
Analytisch denkvermogen
The ability to understand and explain things quick and effectively
Logical thinking
Logisch denkvermogen
The ability to construct one's ideas in a precise, well thought-out manner
Analytical skills
Analytische vaardigheden
The ability to assess things in detail
Good interpersonal skills
Goede intermenselijke vaardigheden
The ability to manage and communicate with colleagues effectively
Negotiation skills
Onderhandelingsvaardigheden
The ability to do business deals with other companies effectively
Presentation skills
Presentatievaardigheden
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.
Ik ben zeer gemotiveerd en ik verheug me op de veelzijdige werkzaamheden die een functie binnen uw bedrijf mij zouden bieden.
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.
Ik zie de nieuwe taken/deze nieuwe functie als een interessante uitdaging, waar ik naar uitkijk.
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.
Graag zou ik verdere details van deze functie in een persoonlijk gesprek met u willen bespreken.
Used when closing to hint at the possibility of an interview
Please find my résumé / CV attached.
Bijgevoegd vindt u mijn curriculum vitae/cv.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that your résumé / CV is included with the cover letter
I can supply references from…if required.
Op verzoek kan ik u mijn referenties van ... toesturen.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that you are willing to provide references
References can be requested from…
Referenties kunnen worden aangevraagd bij ...
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…
Voor een sollicitatiegesprek ben ik beschikbaar op ...
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…
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 ...
Used to give one's prefered contact details and to thank the employer for reviewing your application
Yours faithfully,
Met vriendelijke groet,
Formal, recipient name unknown
Yours sincerely,
Met vriendelijke groet,
Formal, widely used, recipient known
Respectfully yours,
Hoogachtend,
Formal, not widely used, recipient name known
Kind/Best regards,
Met de beste groeten,
Informal, between business partners who are on first-name terms