Motivation my ass
Whoever invented the "motivational letters" for job applications should be shot in the kneecap. Seriously. I don't get it: why on earth do the employers want to read god knows how many sheets of paper full of lunatic, self-delusional bollocks? Isn't the CV enough? Come on, it tells them our personal experience (or lack of it). Is it really needed for us to get a shot at a job to have our potential future boss reading something like "my name is John, I'm 25, I've studied at yada university, and I'm a clever guy who loves to learn and never shies away from new challenges, however hard they might be. I'd really like to get an opportunity here, as I feel I'm the right person for the job, and I'm positive it would absolutely expand my horizons". Bullshit. Pure bullshit, warm and stinky. Might as well write "Hey pal. Name's John. Age doesn't matter. I'm a pompous prick here ready to tell you a lot of mambo-jambo about qualities I don't possess, while conveniently ommiting what a rotten son of a bitch I am, to give you a good boot-licking, so you'd call me for a job interview and take me in. Best regards." Actually if I was the one hiring someone, I might give some credit to this for sincerity's sake.