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Administrative Assistant Cover Letters
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[341 Company Address
Company City, State, xxxxx
Dear Mr./Ms./Mrs. [Hiring Manager’s Name],
Please accept my enclosed application for the position of at [Company Name]. Having read through your job description, I am thrilled to be applying for this position as my 6 years of experience and skillset match the requirements you’re looking for.
At my current company, Redford & Sons, I am valued by the CEO and his staff as a critical support pillar for the team, keeping meetings, papers, travel arrangements, and office items organized at all times. I have spearheaded the effort to “go digital” for almost all planning and paperwork, increasing office efficiency to the point of saving $3,000 per year in contracted labor expenses. Allow me to highlight three bullet points from my resume that I believe demonstrate why I am the perfect candidate for this position:
- Trained two assistants during a period of company expansion to ensure attention to detail and adherence to company policy
- Maintain utmost discretion when dealing with sensitive topics
- Typed documents such as correspondence, drafts, memos, and emails, and prepared 3 reports weekly for management.
My resume goes into more detail about my daily job duties and achievements during my tenure as an administrative assistant at two companies. However, I believe that these bullet points demonstrate that I have the ability to perform the major duties, and train others in how to perform in this role effectively, should the need arise.
I would love to have to opportunity to join the team at [Company Name] and use my skills to create an efficient and stress free office environment for your executives. I believe I can meet and exceed the expectations you have for this role. I look forward to speaking more with you about my candidacy. Feel free to contact me at any time.
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Executive Assistant Cover Letters
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[341 Company Address
Company City, State, xxxxx
Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. [Hiring Manager’s Name],
Please accept my enclosed application for the position of executive assistant. I found your job posting on [Website Name], and I’m pleased to say that my skills match your requirements perfectly. According to your job posting, you need an experienced executive assistant who can schedule meetings, prepare agendas, and take care of daily issues without supervision.
In my current role as an executive assistant at PaxWay Incorporated, I handle all of these duties, and more, with great capability. Allow me to point to three bullet points from my resume that demonstrate both my abilities and achievements:
- Perform a variety of accounting activities, such as preparing between 10-20 check requests, expense reports, purchase orders, and invoices a week
- Handled all domestic and international travel reservations, cutting company’s travel expenses by 12%
- Organized 3+ monthly meetings and their logistical elements (scheduling, preparing the facility, organizing handouts and/or binders for attendees, etc.)
I also spearheaded the movement to “go digital,” which has proven to be a significant efficiency boon for the company. I am frequently praised for my ability to handle complex tasks and solve problems without requesting input, but also maintain an awareness of when input may be desired. In short, as an executive assistant, I am efficient, attentive, and competent. Finally, I have all the basic skills necessary for the role. I type at 80WPM, am familiar with CRM systems, and have a mastery of the MS Office Suite.
I am eagerly anticipating having a follow up conversation with you about how I can help make the lives of your company executives easier. Please feel free to contact me at any time.
120 Vyse Street
20th April 2015
Dear Ms Graham,
I have a strong interest in applying for your current Administrative Clerk vacancy, as I firmly believe that I am the best candidate for it.
I am currently looking for a long lasting career with a company like yours that will provide me with as much or as little help as I need, when I need it.
Possessing a total of two year’s work experience in this field means that I am confident in my ability to get the job done and do it well. I can be relied upon to do the heavy lifting for you and ensure the effective and efficient office operations of your company. A combination of my unique administrative skills and personal drive have to date been the backbone of my successful career.
In the past I have worked at senior levels in roles that have required great attention to detail and high levels of accuracy. With my present employer I am primarily responsible for carrying out routine secretarial duties, welcoming visitors to the office, directing calls and logging information onto internal systems.
As a true professional I can remain focused in an environment of constant interruptions and activity. Being self-motivated and having a can do attitude means that I don’t wait to be asked to do things. Furthermore, through my work I have gained extensive experience of using Microsoft Office Platforms such as Excel and Access.
To further help you make a decision on my application I have attached my most recent CV with this letter. I really look forward to having a one to one interview with you, where you will have an opportunity to explore my knowledge in depth and ask me tough questions.
Tel: 0044 121 638 0026
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