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4 Examples of Motivation Letters

Finding a job today is an arduous task that requires commitment, willpower and above all the ability to differentiate the remaining candidates.

Everything that you can use to get out from your competitors is of great importance.

To help you capture more interest of the employers, we have prepared two examples of motivation letters.

As we have already mentioned in the article “How to write a motivation letter”, add this document type to an application gives the candidate an important advantage in any application process.

This is because the majority of the candidates devalues this question.

Take advantage of this fact and “put on the table,” the trump card: a letter of motivation is well-written.

Examples of Motivation Letters

We have prepared two examples of motivation letters, simulating two alleged applications to the same job vacancy.

The first example reflects the application of a professional newly-formed, while the second was built on the basis of a professional with enough experience in your professional area.

Example 1

Exmo. Lord Director of Human Resources

Company X

After having taken knowledge of your job vacancy, I hereby submit my application to the open position.

I am a young graduate in Environmental Engineering from the University of Évora (finished my degree with an average of 15 values), and I'm currently available for new professional experiences.

After you have finished my course, I have performed a traineeship of a year with the company Company Y, which made it possible for me to apply in practice my knowledge and to be in contact with the professional environment.

I am a professional committed, that strives every day on behalf of the goals of my professional body. I strive daily to successfully accomplish all the goals that I have proposed.

I subscribe myself with the highest consideration,

Joăo Antunes

Example 2

Exmo. Lord Director of Human Resources

Company X

After me have come across your offer of employment, and considering that I have the right profile for the position, I decided to submit my application.

I am a professional with large experience in Environmental Engineering. I finished my degree in 1995 and in 15 years I exercised functions in the Company Y and Company Z. my duties included the implementation and management of projects of great importance for the strategy of these companies.

In addition to solid knowledge of environmental engineering, I have also a great experience to the level of team coordination and contact with the client.

I try this time new challenges in my professional area and I believe I can be an excellent addition to your highly regarded team.

I say goodbye with greetings, friendly,

Vítor Pereira

Example 3


Function that takes the Name of the Company:




Subject: Letter of Presentation

Exmo.(a) Sr.(a) Director(a) Human Resources

I was recently informed of a vacancy in your company, and I hereby demonstrate my great desire to assume the available position.

I am a young graduated in Social Communication from the University of Coimbra, with an average of 18 values, and I had the opportunity to intern at two of the most recognized newspapers in the country.

I consider myself a professional oriented to the achievement of the goals that I proposed, and I regard any task that I am entrusted with a very serious and strict. During my journey of formation and during the professional internship that I acquired knowledge and skills that I would like to put to the service of a company as reputed as yours.

Thank you in advance for the attention you blew me off to read this letter. Make me to pass more information in relation to my route and to my capabilities, either by personal interview or by any other means. You may contact me through phone by the number 9XXXXXXXX or through the email address [email protected]

Grateful for your time,


Example 4


Position held – Name of the Company:




Subject: Letter of Presentation

Exmo.(a) Sr.(a) Director(a) Human Resources

I chose this channel to transmit to Your Excellency my great desire to be of service to your company.

I am a welder with over ten years of experience and excellent technical knowledge and I believe that my skills will be an asset to your ongoing projects.

I possess solid knowledge of design techniques, principles related to the production of plans, technical precision, and the tools required for the performance of the function.

Throughout my professional experience I have developed other skills which I consider to be of great importance to the performance of the function, such as ability to work under pressure and willingness to contribute to an interpersonal relationship in the work environment.

Eye for every job that I was entrusted with all the motivation possible, and always with the goal of achieving perfection in the tasks I proposed, since I know that my work is important to the image and reputation of the company.

Thank you for the time that has read this letter and I put myself at your disposal for the realization of an interview, in which you can demonstrate my knowledge and my ambition to be able to integrate the frames from your company.

Your Excellency you may contact me at any time via the phone number 9xxxxxxxx, or if you prefer via e-mail e-mail [email protected]

With best regards,


Analysis of the Samples

In the first example, given that the applicant still does not have much work experience, presented a letter of motivation focused on your academic career and in their professional qualities. This approach allows to mitigate the lack of experience and focus on the positive aspects of the candidate.

In the second example, the main competitive advantage of the candidate it was his great professional experience and therefore, your motivation letter gives relief to your route.

These examples of motivation letters are mainly to be able to identify which are the points that you should focus on your own letter, based on their experience, academic background and professional qualities.



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