I applied for a job position last year, and I want to continue to apply for it this year. Then I say, "My interest doesn't change", but I think "interest" is a little bit weak in this case, and "passion" makes the tone too strong. What is the best word to replace the "interest" in this case?
My interest in the position remains undiminished.
"She continued to work with undiminished enthusiasm.
His interest in the project remains undiminished."
Since it is hard to find an alternative for "interest" that is not clearly stronger (fascination? excitement?), why not modify the verb?
E.g. "My interest in the job has not diminished." If your interest is really strong, you might write, "My excitement about the job has not diminished" (or "decreased").
I think in the context of this case the word
curiosity stands out. Google's definitions of both
Interesting: arousing curiosity or interest; holding or catching the attention.
Curiosity: a strong desire to know or learn something.
You seem to have an interest in the position position you're applying for, which implies you're curious about what it would be like to be in that position.
Curiosity shows you want the position and you're enthusiastic about being in that position, but it doesn't come on as you being over zealous.