DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COVER LETTER, A MOTIVATIONAL LETTER AND A LETTER OF INTEREST
Difference between a cover letter, a motivational letter and a letter of Interest
When applying for jobs or scholarships it can be confusing to know what is required when asked to include a cover letter, motivational letter or letter of interest in your application. The following article will make you understand better the differences so that you know what to include in a specific application.
Cover letter is a more convincing document that is not more than one page which is used to describe your skills. It explains why you are the suitable candidate for the position, and it gives an overview of who you are to the employer. It is more of a targeted nature and is usually used when applying for a Job. It also explains what your expectations are from the job that you are applying for.
Even though motivational letters can be used to apply for a job they are usually used in making applications for scholarships, fellowships, volunteering positions and educational programmes. They explain reasons/motives for an activity that you are applying for, why you are a good fit for that position, what motivated you to apply for that post and what you can contribute to that job position.
Letter of interest
Letter of interest is used to apply for a job position that has not being advertised. It is a letter to a company expressing your interest in working for that organization.
Thus, whether you are looking to apply for a job or scholarship I hope this article will help you select the best letter to include in your application.
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