How to Write a Good Letter of Motivation Sending out your resumes and CV's is not the tough part of the application process. It is how you make yourself stand out from the rest of the applicants that makes it a bit tricky. One of the first things you have to remember when you send your CV or resume is to attach a letter of motivation that will show your interest for the position as well as highlight the reasons why you are qualified for the job. A good letter of motivation should not be too lengthy. In fact, the more concise and direct-to-the-point your letter is, the more chances you have of your application being noticed. Remember that the main goal of this letter and your CV is to land you an interview because this will be the time you can make a full impression to the potential employer. There are two kinds of motivation letter. The first is the letter in response to an ad. This type of motivation letter shows the particular position you are interested in. The next type of motivation letter is intended for a recruitment company. You can write this letter if you would like to apply to any of their client companies. Paying attention to the words that you put into your letter of motivation is the key to your success in gaining the favour of the recruiters. Since this is meant to accompany your CV, there really is no need to repeat every single detail that you have written on your resume. The things that are worth mentioning, however, include your ambitions, goals, strengths and how this will help you provide results for the job, and your job expectations. It is also worth mentioning why you are interested in applying for this position within the company. As you write your letter of motivation, be mindful of the details of the job you are applying for. It would help to read up on the company and the position so that you will have a better idea on how to leverage yourself and your skills to them. As the name of this letter suggests, this should clearly state your motivation for the said position and this will be evident if you show a great understanding of this position and how you can contribute overall to the organization. Show your intelligence and personality by highlighting the key skills that are needed for the job and how you possess them. It would also help to be mindful of the use of language when writing your letter of motivation. You do not have to use "big" words that would require the recruiter a dictionary just to understand your letter. Sometimes, the simplest of words with the right sentence construction can make a big difference. The tone of your letter should be formal but not too stiff that there is no more room for your personality to shine. It would help to read your letter out loud after writing it so that you can properly assess the flow of words, sentences and paragraphs in your letter.