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Motivational Cover Letter - Opening

Sehr geehrter Herr,
Dear Sir,
Formal, male recipient, name unknown
Sehr geehrte Frau,
Dear Madam,
Formal, female recipient, name unknown
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
Dear Sir / Madam,
Formal, recipient name and gender unknown
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
Dear Sirs,
Formal, when addressing several unknown people or a whole department
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
To whom it may concern,
Formal, recipient/s name and gender completely unknown
Sehr geehrter Herr Schmidt,
Dear Mr. Smith,
Formal, male recipient, name known
Sehr geehrte Frau Schmidt,
Dear Mrs. Smith,
Formal, female recipient, married, name known
Sehr geehrte Frau Schmidt,
Dear Miss Smith,
Formal, female recipient, single, name known
Sehr geehrte Frau Schmidt,
Dear Ms. Smith,
Formal, female recipient, name known, marital status unknown
Lieber Herr Schmidt,
Dear John Smith,
Less formal, one has done business with the recipient before
Hiermit bewerbe ich mich um die Stelle als ..., die Sie in ... vom ... ausgeschrieben haben.
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
Bezugnehmend auf Ihre Anzeige auf ... schreibe ich Ihnen...
I am writing in response to your advertisement posted on…
Standard formula used when responding to an advertisement posted online
Bezugnehmend auf Ihre Anzeige in ... vom...
I refer to your advertisement in…dated… .
Standard formula used to explain where you found the advertisement for a job
Mit großem Interesse habe ich Ihre Anzeige für die Position eines erfahrenen ... in der Ausgabe ... vom ... gelesen.
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
Auf das von Ihnen ausgeschriebene Stellenangebot bewerbe ich mich gerne, weil...
I have pleasure in applying for the advertised position, as…
Standard formula for applying for a job
Ich bewerbe mich um die Stelle als...
I would like to apply for the position of…
Standard formula for applying for a job
Derzeit arbeite ich für... . Zu meinen Aufgaben zählen...
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

Die Stelle ist für mich von großem Interesse, weil...
I am particularly interested in this job, as…
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
Gerne würde ich für Sie arbeiten, um...
I would like to work for you, in order to…
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
Zu meinen Stärken zählen...
My strengths are…
Used to show what your key attributes are
Ich denke, zu meinen Schwächen zählen... . Aber ich arbeite daran, mich in diesem Bereich / diesen Bereichen zu verbessern.
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
Ich eigne mich für diese Position, weil...
I would be well suited to the position because…
Used to explain what makes you a good candidate for the job
Zwar kann ich keine Erfahrung in... vorweisen; dafür habe ich...
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
Meine beruflichen Qualifikationen entsprechen den Anforderungen Ihres Unternehmens.
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
Während meiner Zeit als... habe ich meine Kenntnisse in... verbessert / erweitert / vertieft.
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
Mein Fachgebiet ist...
My area of expertise is…
Used to show in which field of work your main attributes and experiences are
Während meiner Arbeit bei... bin ich in ... sehr sachkundig geworden...
Whilst working at… I became highly competent in…
Used to demonstrate your experience in a certain field and ability to aquire new skills
Auch in stressigen Situationen vernachlässige ich nicht Sorgfalt und Genauigkeit. Daher wäre ich besonders geeignet für die Anforderungen als...
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
Auch unter Belastung behalte ich hohe Qualitätsstandards bei.
Even under pressure I can maintain high standards.
Used to show that you can work in a demanding business environment
Somit würde sich für mich die Gelegenheit ergeben, meine Interessen mit dieser Position zu verknüpfen.
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
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.
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
Wie Sie meinem beigefügten Lebenslauf entnehmen können, entsprechen meine Erfahrung und meine Qualifikationen den Anforderungen dieser Position.
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
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.
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
Zusätzlich zu meinen Verantwortlichkeiten als... habe ich auch Fähigkeiten in... erworben.
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

... ist meine Muttersprache; darüber hinaus spreche ich...
My native language is…, but I can also speak…
Used to show your native language, and also other languages in which you have fluency
Ich verfüge über sehr gute Kenntnisse in...
I have an excellent command of…
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to a high level in
Ich besitze solide Grundkenntnisse in...
I have a working knowledge of…
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to an intermediate level in
Ich verfüge über ... Jahre Erfahrung als...
I have …years experience of working…
Used to show your experience in a certain business area
Ich verfüge über gute Kenntnisse in...
I am an experienced user of…
Used to show what computer software you can use
Ich denke, dass ich über die geeignete Kombination aus... und ... verfüge.
I believe I possess the right combination of...and… .
Used to show how balanced your skills are
ausgezeichnete Kommunikationsfähigkeiten
Excellent communication skills
The ability to share information with and explain things to your colleagues
schlussfolgerndes Denken
Deductive reasoning
The ability to understand and explain things quick and effectively
logisches Denken
Logical thinking
The ability to construct one's ideas in a precise, well thought-out manner
analytische Fähigkeiten
Analytical skills
The ability to assess things in detail
hohe soziale Kompetenz
Good interpersonal skills
The ability to manage and communicate with colleagues effectively
Verhandlungsgeschick
Negotiation skills
The ability to do business deals with other companies effectively
Präsentationsfähigkeiten
Presentation skills
The ability to communicate ideas effectively in front of a large group

Motivational Cover Letter - Closing

Ich bin hochmotiviert und freue mich auf die vielseitige Tätigkeit, die mir eine Position in Ihrem Unternehmen bieten würde.
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
Ich sehe die neuen Aufgaben / diese Position als willkommene Herausforderung, auf die ich mich freue.
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
Ich würde mich sehr über die Gelegenheit freuen, weitere Details zu der Position mit Ihnen persönlich zu besprechen.
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
Anbei erhalten Sie meinen Lebenslauf.
Please find my résumé / CV attached.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that your résumé / CV is included with the cover letter
Auf Wunsch sende ich Ihnen gerne die Zeugnisse von ... zu.
I can supply references from…if required.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that you are willing to provide references
Zeugnisse können bei ... angefordert werden.
References can be requested from…
Used to tell the employer that you are willing to provide references and who they can contact for these
Für ein Vorstellungsgespräch stehe ich am ... zur Verfügung.
I am available for interview on…
Used to indicate when you are free for an interview
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...
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
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Yours faithfully,
Formal, recipient name unknown
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Yours sincerely,
Formal, widely used, recipient known
Hochachtungsvoll
Respectfully yours,
Formal, not widely used, recipient name known
Herzliche Grüße
Kind/Best regards,
Informal, between business partners who are on first-name terms