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Motivational Cover Letter - Opening

Distinguido Señor:
Dear Sir,
Formal, male recipient, name unknown
Distinguida Señora:
Dear Madam,
Formal, female recipient, name unknown
Distinguidos Señores:
Dear Sir / Madam,
Formal, recipient name and gender unknown
Apreciados Señores:
Dear Sirs,
Formal, when addressing several unknown people or a whole department
A quien pueda interesar
To whom it may concern,
Formal, recipient/s name and gender completely unknown
Apreciado Sr. Pérez:
Dear Mr. Smith,
Formal, male recipient, name known
Apreciada Sra. Pérez:
Dear Mrs. Smith,
Formal, female recipient, married, name known
Apreciada Srta. Pérez:
Dear Miss Smith,
Formal, female recipient, single, name known
Apreciada Sra. Pérez:
Dear Ms. Smith,
Formal, female recipient, name known, marital status unknown
Estimado Sr. Pérez:
Dear John Smith,
Less formal, one has done business with the recipient before
Quisiera postularme para el puesto de... anunciado en... el día...
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
Escribo en relación al anuncio encontrado en...
I am writing in response to your advertisement posted on…
Standard formula used when responding to an advertisement posted online
Le escribo en referencia a su anuncio en... con fecha del...
I refer to your advertisement in…dated… .
Standard formula used to explain where you found the advertisement for a job
He leído con gran interés su anuncio para un... con experiencia... en la edición de...
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
Tengo el placer de postularme para el puesto anunciado, como...
I have pleasure in applying for the advertised position, as…
Standard formula for applying for a job
Quisiera postularme para el puesto de...
I would like to apply for the position of…
Standard formula for applying for a job
Actualmente me encuentro trabajando en... y mis responsabilidades incluyen...
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

Estoy especialmente interesado(a) en este trabajo, como...
I am particularly interested in this job, as…
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
Quisiera trabajar para ustedes debido a...
I would like to work for you, in order to…
Used to explain why you would like a certain job
Mis puntos fuertes son...
My strengths are…
Used to show what your key attributes are
Diría que mi(s) único(s) punto(s) débil(es) es/son... . Pero tengo la intención de mejorar en esa(s) área(s).
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
Estoy calificado(a) para el puesto ya que...
I would be well suited to the position because…
Used to explain what makes you a good candidate for the job
Aunque no tengo experiencia previa en..., he tenido...
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
Mis cualidades profesionales / habilidades parecen adecuarse a las exigencias de su compañía.
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
Durante mi experiencia como... mejoré / amplié / expandí mis conocimientos de...
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
Mi área de conocimiento es...
My area of expertise is…
Used to show in which field of work your main attributes and experiences are
Mientras trabajé en... desarrollé la capacidad de...
Whilst working at… I became highly competent in…
Used to demonstrate your experience in a certain field and ability to aquire new skills
Incluso cuando trabajo con gran rapidez, no dejo de lado la precisión y por ello estaría especialmente capacitado(a) para las demandas de este puesto como...
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
Incluso bajo presión puedo mantener altos estándares.
Even under pressure I can maintain high standards.
Used to show that you can work in a demanding business environment
Y así tendría la oportunidad de combinar mis intereses con este puesto de trabajo.
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
Tengo un gran interés en... y apreciaría la oportunidad de ampliar mis conocimientos al trabajar con ustedes.
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
Como pueden ver en mi currículo, mi experiencia y capacidades encajan con los requisitos de este puesto.
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
Mi posición actual como... en... me ha dado la oportunidad de trabajar bajo presión en un ambiente de trabajo en equipo en donde es primordial trabajar en estrecha comunicación con los colegas para así cumplir con los plazos de entrega.
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
Además de mis responsabilidades como... también desarrollé habilidades como...
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

Mi lengua materna es..., pero también hablo...
My native language is…, but I can also speak…
Used to show your native language, and also other languages in which you have fluency
Tengo un manejo excelente de...
I have an excellent command of…
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to a high level in
Manejo el... en un contexto de trabajo.
I have a working knowledge of…
Used to show non-native languages that you can communicate to an intermediate level in
Tengo... años de experiencia desempeñándome como...
I have …years experience of working…
Used to show your experience in a certain business area
Soy un usuario experimentado / una usuaria experimentada de...
I am an experienced user of…
Used to show what computer software you can use
Creo que poseo la combinación adecuada de... y...
I believe I possess the right combination of...and… .
Used to show how balanced your skills are
Excelentes habilidades de comunicación
Excellent communication skills
The ability to share information with and explain things to your colleagues
Razonamiento deductivo
Deductive reasoning
The ability to understand and explain things quick and effectively
Razonamiento lógico
Logical thinking
The ability to construct one's ideas in a precise, well thought-out manner
Capacidad de análisis
Analytical skills
The ability to assess things in detail
Buena comunicación interpersonal
Good interpersonal skills
The ability to manage and communicate with colleagues effectively
Aptitudes de negociación
Negotiation skills
The ability to do business deals with other companies effectively
Habilidad para hablar en público
Presentation skills
The ability to communicate ideas effectively in front of a large group

Motivational Cover Letter - Closing

Estoy inmensamente motivado(a) y me complacería encargarme de la variedad de tareas que un puesto en su compañía me ofrecería.
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
Veo este puesto como un reto y me alegraría la posibilidad de obtenerlo.
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
Me complacería tener la oportunidad de discutir los detalles de este puesto personalmente.
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
Encontrará mi currículo adjunto.
Please find my résumé / CV attached.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that your résumé / CV is included with the cover letter
Puedo proporcionar referencias... (personales, laborales) si así lo requieren.
I can supply references from…if required.
Standard formula used to tell the employer that you are willing to provide references
Las referencias pueden ser solicitadas a...
References can be requested from…
Used to tell the employer that you are willing to provide references and who they can contact for these
Estoy disponible para ser entrevistado(a) el día...
I am available for interview on…
Used to indicate when you are free for an interview
Gracias por su tiempo y consideración. Me complacería tener la oportunidad de conversar personalmente sobre por qué estoy calificado(a) para este puesto. Por favor, contácteme por...
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
Se despide cordialmente,
Yours faithfully,
Formal, recipient name unknown
Atentamente,
Yours sincerely,
Formal, widely used, recipient known
Respetuosamente,
Respectfully yours,
Formal, not widely used, recipient name known
Saludos,
Kind/Best regards,
Informal, between business partners who are on first-name terms