ジョブアプリケーションのためのカバーレターの書き方

   




応募書類におけるカバーレターの重要性

「カバーレターを見るだけで、応募書類の山のうちの半分は、ほぼ一瞬で却下できてしまいます。」

“In almost no time we can reject half our applicant pool just by looking at their cover letters,” says Susan Lord, associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of San Diego. (The Basics of Cover Letter Writing By Richard M. Reis MARCH 03, 2000 THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION)

 

カバーレターの構成

そのポジションで何が求められているのかをリサーチして、それに関係する内容だけを書くこと。

Research the responsibilities associated with each of these positions, and include only information relevant to the specific position – don’t waste valuable space on irrelevant experiences. (Cover letter for a faculty position, BROAD INSTITUTE)

 

(引用元:http://mitcommlab.mit.edu/broad/commkit/cover-letter-for-a-faculty-position/

 

カバーレター(モチベーションレター)の例

  1. I am writing to apply for the tenure-track position in mathematics as advertised on the Employment Information in the Mathematical Sciences List. (hwpi.harvard.edu)
  2. I am writing to apply to the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the R1 University Y (RUY). (career.ucsf.edu)
  3. I am writing to apply for the position of Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering beginning Fall 2014, as advertised on your department website. (Cover Letters for Academic Positions grad.illinois.edu)
  4. I am writing in response to your notice in the October MLA Job Information List for the
    position of Assistant Professor of Spanish. … (vpul.upenn.edu)
  5. I am writing to apply for the open tenure-track faculty position in the English Department at New Parkland Univeristy. … (livecareer.com)

 

参考

各大学が、学生やポスドクの就職支援を目的として応募書類作成のコツを紹介しています。

  1. Cover letter for a faculty position, BROAD INSTITUTE マサチューセッツ工科大学
  2. Cover Letter Guidelines (hwpi.harvard.edu) ハーバード大学
  3. Samples for Academic Positions (career.ucsf.edu) カリフォルニア大学サンフランシスコ校
  4. How to Write a Cover Letter for Academic Jobs – An ebook with tips and examples to create the perfect cover letter (jobs.ac.uk)
  5. CV and motivation letter (ru.nl)
  6. The Basics of Cover Letter Writing By Richard M. Reis MARCH 03, 2000 THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
  7. Applications for Academic and Principal Investigator Positions (Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Services)
  8. How to Write an Academic Cover Letter With Examples (BY ALISON DOYLE Updated September 21, 2018. thebalancecareers.com)

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