Sample Motivational Letter for a Job Application in Cameroon

Sample Motivational Letter for a Job Application in Cameroon

Many would bear me witness that it becomes a situation of staring a blank sheet of paper for 1 to 2 hours, lost in thoughts when asked to write a motivational letter or when asked why you think you are a good fit for a job.

It is a nerve-wracking scenario to find yourself in but be rest assured that this write-up will help resolve your worries as well as help you reduce the time to ponder on what or what not to write because you will be aware of what precisely to write.

Letter for a Job Application in Cameroon

What is a motivational letter?

A motivational letter is simply a one-page letter that is used to describe why you are the perfect candidate for a certain position or it refers to a personal document detailing your professional skills and reasons for applying either for a job, a course of study, a scholarship or a volunteer job.

A motivational letter is also known as a “letter of motivation or statement of purpose”. Meaning when asked to write a motivational letter, you should not beat around the bush. Be straightforward and precise.

Bear in mind that a motivational letter differs from a cover letter. Chill, I knowing you are wondering what makes it different. Well, a letter of motivation focuses on your personality, interests, and motives for applying while a cover letter gives specific examples of how your job experience and skills match the opening you’re applying.

You would not only convince the employer, organization or institute why he/she/it has to accept your request but you equally need to explain how your presence will influence the company, organization or institution.

Another difference between a cover letter and a letter of motivation is that, cover letters are typically used for job applications while the latter can be used in the following specific scenarios:

·         A motivational letter can be required when applying to gain admission to an educational program at a college or university (undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate).

  • When applying to work at a non-profit organization
  • When applying as a volunteer in an organization
  • When applying for an internship in a company.

Just like any other letter, a letter of motivation has an introduction, body and conclusion leading us to the next prominent worry “How do I structure my Letter?”

How to structure a motivational letter

As earlier mentioned from our definition of a motivational letter, it is a “one page” letter stating why you are a good fit in comparison to your competitors. Yes, your letter should not be more than a page; your employer might not have 24 hours to read just yours.

Remember, thousands of people drop applications when it comes to job hunting. With that being said, a motivational letter can be structurally written in two ways:

  •  In three paragraphs where you have the introduction, body, and conclusion
  • In 5-7 paragraphs where each paragraph states a different point.

Format of a Letter of Motivation

Concerning the format of the letter, you might either choose to go in for the 3 paragraphs which has to do with introduction, body and conclusion or the 5 –to-7 paragraphs where you address major achievements on separate paragraphs.

What is the introduction all about?

The introduction simply tells your employer, institute or organization the purpose of your letter. It provides answer to the “WH” question “WHY”. Other vital details to note at the level of your introduction are:

  • Personal details (Name, Address, Email, Profile, Work Experience if any)
  • Include the position or course as well as the name of the company or institute you are applying for not leaving out the reason why you are applying

Your introduction should capture your recipient's attention and encourage them to read on, so it is advisable to include some of your key achievements in this section. After mentioning the above key things, dive to the body.


Consider the body of your motivational letter to be a cool and relaxing bath on the weekend after a long week at work. I am sure you would not rush to enjoy your bath, just as you would not rush to write the body of your motivation letter.

It is the core of your letter in which you elaborate on your accomplishments, academic and professional journey, and career goals. Do you have any abilities or skills? I am confident you do. This is where you can tell your employer about your abilities and passion, revealing your zeal for the job.

Please go straight to the point. Remember that the purpose of your motivational letter is to persuade the reader of your value; therefore, use convincing facts to do so.



With the conclusion, all you need to do is wrap up your goals and aspirations. In case you are chosen, what difference will you make? You should thank your recipient for considering your application and encourage them to contact you if they have any questions. Do not forget to leave a positive final impression.

With that been said, let us have a sample letter of motivation template for a job application in Cameroon.

Sample Application Letter for the post of a Receptionist

Ojong Prosophyna-Cazandra

P.O. Box 63, Bepanda, Douala

Littoral Region, Cameroon,

Tel: (+237) 6943xxxx45,


The Manager of Krystal Palace,

Akwa, littoral Region of Cameroon.


Dear Mr. / Ms.

Re: An Application for the post of a Receptionist

I am writing to express my interest in the receptionist job at your hotel, which came to my knowledge through LinkedIn that you have a seat open for the title of Receptionist. I believe I am a good fit for the position because of my outstanding organizational and communication abilities as well as 3 years of experience dedicated to serving and helping clients and customers at my current job.

Sir, apart from being organized, possessing strong written and oral communication skills, I am well versed when it comes to speaking on the phone, directing calls, coordinating activities in the office, and arranging appointments. I am a calm and jovial person and calmly handle multiple responsibilities at once to ensure efficiency. I greet about thirty-five persons and above at my current job clarifying their doubts about the company as well as giving directions to navigate the various offices.

I am experienced in using software programs like Microsoft office and QuickBooks. I am prepared to take on a new and challenging position and learn when needed. You will not be disappointed with my performance.

With these little convincing words of mine not leaving out my background and skills, I believe I am an excellent candidate for this position. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.


O. Prosophyna-Cazandra