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Motivational Cover Letter - Opening

Monsieur,
Dear Sir,
Formal, male recipient, name unknown
Madame,
Dear Madam,
Formal, female recipient, name unknown
Madame, Monsieur,
Dear Sir / Madam,
Formal, recipient name and gender unknown
Madame, Monsieur,
Dear Sirs,
Formal, when addressing several unknown people or a whole department
Aux principaux concernés,
To whom it may concern,
Formal, recipient/s name and gender completely unknown
Monsieur Dupont,
Dear Mr. Smith,
Formal, male recipient, name known
Madame Dupont,
Dear Mrs. Smith,
Formal, female recipient, married, name known
Mademoiselle Dupont,
Dear Miss Smith,
Formal, female recipient, single, name known
Madame Dupont,
Dear Ms. Smith,
Formal, female recipient, name known, marital status unknown
Monsieur Dupont,
Dear John Smith,
Less formal, one has done business with the recipient before
Je souhaite postuler au poste...dont vous avez publié l'annonce dans... le...
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
Je vous écris en réponse à l'annonce parue sur...
I am writing in response to your advertisement posted on…
Standard formula used when responding to an advertisement posted online
Au sujet de l'offre d'emploi sur/dans...datée du...
I refer to your advertisement in…dated… .
Standard formula used to explain where you found the advertisement for a job
J'ai lu votre annonce pour un(e)... expérimenté(e) dans le numéro... de... avec beaucoup d'intérêt.
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
J'ai le plaisir de poser ma candidature pour le poste de...
I have pleasure in applying for the advertised position, as…
Standard formula for applying for a job
Je souhaite poser ma candidature pour le poste de...
I would like to apply for the position of…
Standard formula for applying for a job
Je travaille actuellement pour... et mes responsabilités incluent...
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

Je suis particulièrement intéressé(e) par ce poste car...
I am particularly interested in this job, as…
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
J'aimerais travailler pour votre entreprise, afin de...
I would like to work for you, in order to…
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
Mes qualités principales sont...
My strengths are…
Used to show what your key attributes are
Je dirais que mes faiblesses sont... mais j'ai hâte de pouvoir travailler sur ces domaines afin de m'améliorer.
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
Je suis particulièrement apte à pourvoir ce poste parce que...
I would be well suited to the position because…
Used to explain what makes you a good candidate for the job
Bien que je n'ai pas d'expérience en..., j'ai eu...
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
Mes qualifications / compétences professionnelles semblent très adaptées aux exigences de votre entreprise.
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
Durant mon expérience en tant que..., j'ai développé mes connaissances en...
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
Mon domaine d'expertise est...
My area of expertise is…
Used to show in which field of work your main attributes and experiences are
Pendant que je travaillais à... j'ai développé des compétences en...
Whilst working at… I became highly competent in…
Used to demonstrate your experience in a certain field and ability to aquire new skills
Même en travaillant sous pression, je fournis un travail précis et rigoureux. C'est pourquoi je pense que je serais tout à fait adapté(e) à ce poste et ses exigences en matière de...
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
Même sous pression, je produis toujours un travail de haute qualité.
Even under pressure I can maintain high standards.
Used to show that you can work in a demanding business environment
Je voudrais donc avoir l'opportunité de d'investir mes centres d'intérêts dans cet emploi.
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
J'ai un intérêt tout particulier pour... et je serais ravi de pouvoir étendre mes connaissances en... en travaillant avec vous.
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
Comme vous pouvez le voir sur mon CV, mon expérience et mes qualifications correspondent aux exigences de ce poste.
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
Mon emploi actuel en tant que... pour... m'a permis de pouvoir travailler sous pression, en équipe, où il est essentiel d'être capable de travailler étroitement avec ses collègues pour honorer les délais.
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
En plus de mes responsabilités en tant que..., j'ai aussi développer des compétences en...
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

Ma langue maternelle est..., mais je parle aussi...
My native language is…, but I can also speak…
Used to show your native language, and also other languages in which you have fluency
J'ai une excellente maîtrise du...
I have an excellent command of…
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to a high level in
J'ai une connaissance pratique de...
I have a working knowledge of…
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to an intermediate level in
J'ai travaillé pendant ... ans en tant que...
I have …years experience of working…
Used to show your experience in a certain business area
Je suis un utilisateur confirmé de...
I am an experienced user of…
Used to show what computer software you can use
Je pense que je possède un bon équilibre de... et de...
I believe I possess the right combination of...and… .
Used to show how balanced your skills are
Excellentes techniques de communication
Excellent communication skills
The ability to share information with and explain things to your colleagues
Capacité de déduction
Deductive reasoning
The ability to understand and explain things quick and effectively
Esprit de logique
Logical thinking
The ability to construct one's ideas in a precise, well thought-out manner
Esprit analytique
Analytical skills
The ability to assess things in detail
Compétences relationnelles
Good interpersonal skills
The ability to manage and communicate with colleagues effectively
Compétences en négociation
Negotiation skills
The ability to do business deals with other companies effectively
Capacités d'exposition
Presentation skills
The ability to communicate ideas effectively in front of a large group

Motivational Cover Letter - Closing

Je suis très motivé(e) par la perspective du poste aux tâches variées que m'offrirait votre compagnie.
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
J'attends avec impatience ce nouveau poste / ces nouvelles tâches, que je perçois comme un défi.
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
Je me tiens à votre disposition pour vous apporter plus de détails sur mon parcours ou discuter du poste.
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
Veuillez trouver mon CV ci-joint.
Please find my résumé / CV attached.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that your résumé / CV is included with the cover letter
Je peux fournir les recommandations de... si nécessaire.
I can supply references from…if required.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that you are willing to provide references
Les recommandations peuvent être confirmée auprès de...
References can be requested from…
Used to tell the employer that you are willing to provide references and who they can contact for these
Je suis disponible pour un entretien le...
I am available for interview on…
Used to indicate when you are free for an interview
Merci pour votre temps et considération. J'attends avec impatience la possibilité de pouvoir discuter avec vous personnellement et de pouvoir vous expliquer pourquoi mon profil correspond particulièrement à ce poste. Veuillez, s'il vous plaît, me contacter par...
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
Veuillez agréer mes l'expression de mes salutations distinguées,
Yours faithfully,
Formal, recipient name unknown
Salutations distinguées,
Yours sincerely,
Formal, widely used, recipient known
Veuillez agréer l'expression de mes sentiments respectueux,
Respectfully yours,
Formal, not widely used, recipient name known
Meilleures salutations,
Kind/Best regards,
Informal, between business partners who are on first-name terms