A covering or motivation(al) letter is a letter of introduction attached to another document as a CV (curriculum vitae).
Job seekers normally send a cover letter along with their curriculum vitae or application for employment as a way of introducing themselves to potential employers, explaining their suitability for the desired post. Employers may look for individualized and thoughtfully written cover letters as a way of screening out applicants who aren't sufficiently interested in their position or who lack the necessary basic skills for it.
Cover letters are typically divided into 3 categories:
- The application letter or invited cover letter which responds to a known job opening
- The prospecting letter or uninvited cover letter which inquires about possible positions
- The networking letter which requests information and assistance in the sender's job search.
Some tips of how to write a covering letter and an example:
Curriculum vitae is a Latin expression which can be translated as the course of my life. A curriculum vitae (C.V.) gives an overview of a person's experience and other qualifications. In some countries a C.V. is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and it's typically used to screen applicants, often followed by a job interview.
Following is help to prepare a correct CV: