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Motivational Cover Letter | Résumé / CV | Reference Letter

Motivational Cover Letter - Opening

Dear Sir,
Sehr geehrter Herr,
Formal, male recipient, name unknown
Dear Madam,
Sehr geehrte Frau,
Formal, female recipient, name unknown
Dear Sir / Madam,
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
Formal, recipient name and gender unknown
Dear Sirs,
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
Formal, when addressing several unknown people or a whole department
To whom it may concern,
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
Formal, recipient/s name and gender completely unknown
Dear Mr. Smith,
Sehr geehrter Herr Schmidt,
Formal, male recipient, name known
Dear Mrs. Smith,
Sehr geehrte Frau Schmidt,
Formal, female recipient, married, name known
Dear Miss Smith,
Sehr geehrte Frau Schmidt,
Formal, female recipient, single, name known
Dear Ms. Smith,
Sehr geehrte Frau Schmidt,
Formal, female recipient, name known, marital status unknown
Dear John Smith,
Lieber Herr Schmidt,
Less formal, one has done business with the recipient before
I wish to apply for the post of…which you advertised in…on… .
Hiermit bewerbe ich mich um die Stelle als ..., die Sie in ... vom ... ausgeschrieben haben.
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…
Bezugnehmend auf Ihre Anzeige auf ... schreibe ich Ihnen...
Standard formula used when responding to an advertisement posted online
I refer to your advertisement in…dated… .
Bezugnehmend auf Ihre Anzeige in ... vom...
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.
Mit großem Interesse habe ich Ihre Anzeige für die Position eines erfahrenen ... in der Ausgabe ... vom ... gelesen.
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…
Auf das von Ihnen ausgeschriebene Stellenangebot bewerbe ich mich gerne, weil...
Standard formula for applying for a job
I would like to apply for the position of…
Ich bewerbe mich um die Stelle als...
Standard formula for applying for a job
Currently I am working for… and my responsibilities include…
Derzeit arbeite ich für... . Zu meinen Aufgaben zählen...
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…
Die Stelle ist für mich von großem Interesse, weil...
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
I would like to work for you, in order to…
Gerne würde ich für Sie arbeiten, um...
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
My strengths are…
Zu meinen Stärken zählen...
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.
Ich denke, zu meinen Schwächen zählen... . Aber ich arbeite daran, mich in diesem Bereich / diesen Bereichen zu verbessern.
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…
Ich eigne mich für diese Position, weil...
Used to explain what makes you a good candidate for the job
Although I have no previous experience in…, I have had…
Zwar kann ich keine Erfahrung in... vorweisen; dafür habe ich...
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.
Meine beruflichen Qualifikationen entsprechen den Anforderungen Ihres Unternehmens.
Used to explain what skills make you good candidate for the job
During my time as ..., I improved / furthered / extended / my knowledge of…
Während meiner Zeit als... habe ich meine Kenntnisse in... verbessert / erweitert / vertieft.
Used to demonstrate your experience in a certain field and ability to aquire new skills
My area of expertise is…
Mein Fachgebiet ist...
Used to show in which field of work your main attributes and experiences are
Whilst working at… I became highly competent in…
Während meiner Arbeit bei... bin ich in ... sehr sachkundig geworden...
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 ….
Auch in stressigen Situationen vernachlässige ich nicht Sorgfalt und Genauigkeit. Daher wäre ich besonders geeignet für die Anforderungen als...
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.
Auch unter Belastung behalte ich hohe Qualitätsstandards bei.
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.
Somit würde sich für mich die Gelegenheit ergeben, meine Interessen mit dieser Position zu verknüpfen.
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.
Ich interessiere mich ganz besonders für diese Stelle und würde mich sehr über die Gelegenheit freuen, in der Zusammenarbeit mit Ihnen mein Wissen zu erweitern.
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.
Wie Sie meinem beigefügten Lebenslauf entnehmen können, entsprechen meine Erfahrung und meine Qualifikationen den Anforderungen dieser Position.
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.
Meine derzeitige Position als... bietet mir die Gelegenheit, in einem anspruchsvollen Umfeld zu arbeiten, wo die enge Zusammenarbeit mit meinen Kollegen unverzichtbar ist, um vereinbarte Fristen einzuhalten.
Used to display what skills you have gained from you current job
In addition to my responsibilities as..., I also developed…skills.
Zusätzlich zu meinen Verantwortlichkeiten als... habe ich auch Fähigkeiten in... erworben.
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…
... ist meine Muttersprache; darüber hinaus spreche ich...
Used to show your native language, and also other languages in which you have fluency
I have an excellent command of…
Ich verfüge über sehr gute Kenntnisse in...
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to a high level in
I have a working knowledge of…
Ich besitze solide Grundkenntnisse in...
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to an intermediate level in
I have …years experience of working…
Ich verfüge über ... Jahre Erfahrung als...
Used to show your experience in a certain business area
I am an experienced user of…
Ich verfüge über gute Kenntnisse in...
Used to show what computer software you can use
I believe I possess the right combination of...and… .
Ich denke, dass ich über die geeignete Kombination aus... und ... verfüge.
Used to show how balanced your skills are
Excellent communication skills
ausgezeichnete Kommunikationsfähigkeiten
The ability to share information with and explain things to your colleagues
Deductive reasoning
schlussfolgerndes Denken
The ability to understand and explain things quick and effectively
Logical thinking
logisches Denken
The ability to construct one's ideas in a precise, well thought-out manner
Analytical skills
analytische Fähigkeiten
The ability to assess things in detail
Good interpersonal skills
hohe soziale Kompetenz
The ability to manage and communicate with colleagues effectively
Negotiation skills
Verhandlungsgeschick
The ability to do business deals with other companies effectively
Presentation skills
Präsentationsfähigkeiten
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.
Ich bin hochmotiviert und freue mich auf die vielseitige Tätigkeit, die mir eine Position in Ihrem Unternehmen bieten würde.
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.
Ich sehe die neuen Aufgaben / diese Position als willkommene Herausforderung, auf die ich mich freue.
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.
Ich würde mich sehr über die Gelegenheit freuen, weitere Details zu der Position mit Ihnen persönlich zu besprechen.
Used when closing to hint at the possibility of an interview
Please find my résumé / CV attached.
Anbei erhalten Sie meinen Lebenslauf.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that your résumé / CV is included with the cover letter
I can supply references from…if required.
Auf Wunsch sende ich Ihnen gerne die Zeugnisse von ... zu.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that you are willing to provide references
References can be requested from…
Zeugnisse können bei ... angefordert werden.
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…
Für ein Vorstellungsgespräch stehe ich am ... zur Verfügung.
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…
Vielen Dank für Ihr Interesse. Ich würde mich sehr über die Gelegenheit freuen, Sie in einem persönlichen Gespräch davon zu überzeugen, dass ich der geeignete Kandidat für diese Position bin. Bitte kontaktieren Sie mich per...
Used to give one's prefered contact details and to thank the employer for reviewing your application
Yours faithfully,
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Formal, recipient name unknown
Yours sincerely,
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Formal, widely used, recipient known
Respectfully yours,
Hochachtungsvoll
Formal, not widely used, recipient name known
Kind/Best regards,
Herzliche Grüße
Informal, between business partners who are on first-name terms