SAMPLE LETTER OF MOTIVATION 1
I am interested in working for a Tour Operator. I have knowledge of the way travel agencies work because of my professional experience in Spain and my degree in Tourism.
I would like to have experience in a British environment to gain knowledge of the working style of a Tour Operator in England and also to improve my English.
My professional experience in a travel agency is in selling by telephone, explaining the itinerary of a trip, the different choices of accommodation and finally the price. Afterwards, I contacted the office of the foreign country, by email, to book the trip and finally I confirmed that the trip is booked to the customer. I have also worked in the flight department to prepare the flight tickets and in the documentation department doing the vouchers for the customers.
My main goals are learning how the business sells its product to its customers (by telephone and / or internet), how many services it offers for each product, what kind of hotels they work with, what the market target is, what the best strategy to decide a suitable price is, etc.
I am not looking for a specific department; however, the marketing and sales department would be the most interesting for me.
Thank you very much in advance for your help.
I look forward to hearing from you.
SAMPLE LETTER OF MOTIVATION 2
I am a 24-year old Turkish graduate from Istanbul University of Biology.
I have been working for a Turkish pharmaceutical company for 3 years as a sales representative. I work mainly outside the office directly with hospitals, doctors and pharmacies. We also have pharmaceutical training periodically. I organise our weekly meetings and prepare presentations on human anatomy and drugs.
Last year, while working, I completed a post graduate course in Business administration at the University of Istanbul Faculty of Business. I need to improve my English for my job and to help me get promotion at work.
I started my career in the pharmaceutical sector and I wanted to learn more and to increase my knowledge of the marketing environment. I have already worked in biological analysis and sales.
I hope I can learn a lot from this experience.
I, My Name, currently in my first year at XYZ College would like to apply for a 6 month internship for a post in the marketing department of your reputed company.
I am currently pursuing my masters in marketing and at our college we understand the importance of gaining practical knowledge which will complement the textbook classroom knowledge and helps the students gain a wider perspective of the subjects.
During this course I have found that I am decently skilled in the art of persuasion, as my teachers and my former employer of 5 years will rightly testify. I've had a knack of getting my point across very well, communicating with people, understanding their needs and providing them with a value proposition which is truly hard to refuse. My skills lie in my ability to comprehensively read and understand the situation and act quickly and yet smartly.
But of what use is a raw skill, unless it is sharpened? So to this end, I decided to enroll myself in the prestigious XYZ College to help me understand more about the subject I truly adore, to help me understand the mind of the consumer better and to learn some soft skills which have proven to be effective over many years.
And laden with textbook knowledge, I wish to now implement the skills that I have learned in the real world. I want to prove to myself that I have truly been benefited by this education and what better place to start, than a company as reputed as yours?
So an internship with you, is something I look forward to very keenly.
I have enclosed by resume and cover letter as well.