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Motivational Cover Letter - Opening

Hyvä Herra,
Dear Sir,
Formal, male recipient, name unknown
Hyvä Rouva,
Dear Madam,
Formal, female recipient, name unknown
Hyvä vastaanottaja,
Dear Sir / Madam,
Formal, recipient name and gender unknown
Hyvät vastaanottajat,
Dear Sirs,
Formal, when addressing several unknown people or a whole department
Hyvät vastaanottajat,
To whom it may concern,
Formal, recipient/s name and gender completely unknown
Hyvä herra Smith,
Dear Mr. Smith,
Formal, male recipient, name known
Hyvä rouva Smith,
Dear Mrs. Smith,
Formal, female recipient, married, name known
Hyvä neiti Smith,
Dear Miss Smith,
Formal, female recipient, single, name known
Hyvä neiti / rouva Smith,
Dear Ms. Smith,
Formal, female recipient, name known, marital status unknown
Hyvä John Smith,
Dear John Smith,
Less formal, one has done business with the recipient before
Haluaisin ilmaista kiinnostukseni … paikkaa varten, josta ilmoititte …
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
Kirjoitamme teille liittyen...
I am writing in response to your advertisement posted on…
Standard formula used when responding to an advertisement posted online
Viittaan ilmoitukseenne... päiväykseltä...
I refer to your advertisement in…dated… .
Standard formula used to explain where you found the advertisement for a job
Luin ilmoituksenne kokeneesta ... lehdestä ... ja kiinnostuin suuresti.
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
Minulla on ilo hakea tätä ilmoitettua paikkaa, sillä...
I have pleasure in applying for the advertised position, as…
Standard formula for applying for a job
Haluaisin hakea ... paikkaa...
I would like to apply for the position of…
Standard formula for applying for a job
Työskentelen tällä hetkellä ... ja vastuualueisiini kuuluu...
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

Olen kiinnostunut tästä työstä erityisesti siksi, että...
I am particularly interested in this job, as…
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
Haluaisin työskennellä teillä, koska...
I would like to work for you, in order to…
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
Vahvuuksiini kuuluvat...
My strengths are…
Used to show what your key attributes are
Ainut / ainoat heikkouteni on / ovat ..., mutta teen töitä parantaakseni näitä.
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
Sopisin hyvin tähän tehtävään, koska...
I would be well suited to the position because…
Used to explain what makes you a good candidate for the job
Vaikka minulla ei ole aikaisempaa kokemusta kyseisestä alasta, olen työskennellyt...
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
Ammatilliset edellytykseni vaikuttavat sopivan yrityksenne vaatimuksiin.
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
Työskennellessäni ... paransin / edistin / laajensin tietojani ...
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
Asiantuntemukseni keskittyy...
My area of expertise is…
Used to show in which field of work your main attributes and experiences are
Työskennellessäni... hankin pätevyyden...
Whilst working at… I became highly competent in…
Used to demonstrate your experience in a certain field and ability to aquire new skills
Edes kiivaan työtahdin edessä en laiminlyö tarkkaavaisuutta, ja olisin siksi erittäin sopiva tämän työn vaatimuksiin...
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
Saavutan korkeatasoisia tuloksia myös kovan paineen alla
Even under pressure I can maintain high standards.
Used to show that you can work in a demanding business environment
Siksi haluaisinkin mahdollisuuden yhdistää kiinnostuksen kohteeni tähän työhön.
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
Olen erittäin kiinnostunut ... ja arvostaisin suuresti mahdollisuutta laajentaa tietämystäni aiheesta työskentelemällä kanssanne.
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
Kuten liitteenä olevasta ansioluettelosta näkyy, kokemukseni sekä edellytykseni vastaavat haetun paikan vaatimuksia.
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
Tämänhetkinen asemani ... yrityksessä ... on tarjonnut mahdollisuuden työskennellä korkeassa paineessa ryhmäympäristössä, jossa on tärkeää tehdä töitä tiimissä jotta aikataulut tulisi saavutettua
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
Omien vastuualueideni lisäksi olen omaksunut myös taitoja ...
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

Äidinkieleni on ..., mutta puhun myös...
My native language is…, but I can also speak…
Used to show your native language, and also other languages in which you have fluency
Hallitsen ...kielen loistavasti...
I have an excellent command of…
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to a high level in
Minulla on hyvät perustaidot...
I have a working knowledge of…
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to an intermediate level in
Minulla on ... vuoden kokemus työskentelystä...
I have …years experience of working…
Used to show your experience in a certain business area
Olen käyttänyt paljon ohjelmia...
I am an experienced user of…
Used to show what computer software you can use
Uskoakseni minulta löytyy sopiva yhdistelmä ... ja ...
I believe I possess the right combination of...and… .
Used to show how balanced your skills are
Erinomainen kyky kommunikoida
Excellent communication skills
The ability to share information with and explain things to your colleagues
Deduktiivinen ajattelu
Deductive reasoning
The ability to understand and explain things quick and effectively
Looginen ajattelu
Logical thinking
The ability to construct one's ideas in a precise, well thought-out manner
Analyyttiset taidot
Analytical skills
The ability to assess things in detail
Hyvät ihmissuhdetaidot
Good interpersonal skills
The ability to manage and communicate with colleagues effectively
Neuvottelukyvyt
Negotiation skills
The ability to do business deals with other companies effectively
Esiintymistaidot
Presentation skills
The ability to communicate ideas effectively in front of a large group

Motivational Cover Letter - Closing

Olen äärimmäisen motivoitunut ja odotan suuresti monipuolisia tehtäviä, joita yrityksenne tarjoama paikka tarjoaisi.
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
Näen uudet tehtävät / tämän paikan tervetulleena haasteena, jota odotan suuresti.
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
Haluaisin mielelläni mahdollisuuden keskustella tehtävien yksityiskohdista kanssanne henkilökohtaisesti.
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
Hakemuksen liitteenä myös ansioluettelo
Please find my résumé / CV attached.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that your résumé / CV is included with the cover letter
Voin toimittaa myös suosituksia tarpeen tullen...
I can supply references from…if required.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that you are willing to provide references
Suosituksia voi pyytää...
References can be requested from…
Used to tell the employer that you are willing to provide references and who they can contact for these
Olen saatavilla haastatteluun...
I am available for interview on…
Used to indicate when you are free for an interview
Kiitos ajastanne ja harkinnastanne. Odotan suuresti mahdollisuutta päästä keskustelemaan henkilökohtaisesti kanssanne siitä, miksi olisin sopiva juuri tähän tehtävään.
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
Ystävällisin terveisin,
Yours faithfully,
Formal, recipient name unknown
Ystävällisin terveisin,
Yours sincerely,
Formal, widely used, recipient known
Kunnioittavasti,
Respectfully yours,
Formal, not widely used, recipient name known
Parhain terveisin,
Kind/Best regards,
Informal, between business partners who are on first-name terms