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Cover Letters for an Administrative Assistant

Cover Letters for an Administrative Assistant

The following sample cover letters for an administrative assistant may help both freshers and experienced candidates draft a suitable cover letter.
CareerStint Staff
An effective cover letter helps to create a positive impact on the prospective employer, in addition to providing him/her with relevant details that could not be included in the resume. It helps one express, in no uncertain terms, one's interest in the advertised position. In addition to conveying the job seeker's interest, it incorporates the skills and the qualifications that make the aspirant an ideal candidate for the job. Ideally, it should include details regarding the expected salary as well. Any additional information, especially in case of outstation jobs, should also be included so that the prospective employer is not left in doubt regarding the ability and the willingness of the candidate to relocate. In this day and age, people prefer sending the cover letter by email and the resume as an attachment. The following sample cover letters for an administrative assistant may help them in their quest for a satisfying job.

Samples

Sample #1
A person, who is interested in applying for the job of an administrative assistant and has prior work experience in the same area, may benefit from the following sample.

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City, State, Zip Code
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Email Address
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Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name,

This is with regard to your advertisement for the post of an Administrative Assistant. Please find attached herewith my resume in Word format.

It is my belief that the ability to meet organizational objectives, good communication skills coupled with proficiency in MS Office and Photoshop, secretarial skills, a natural flair for organizing events, and 2 years of experience in a similar line of work with XYZ company, make me an ideal candidate for the job.

I am expecting a compensation in the $40k range and have no issues with relocating. I'm willing to provide any further details that may be required.

Sincerely,
Your Name


Sample #2

The following sample may be of use to a person who is desirous of working as an administrative assistant but does not have prior work experience.

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City, State, Zip Code
Contact Number
Email Address
Date

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name,

This is with regard to your advertisement for the post of an Administrative Assistant. Please find attached herewith my resume in Word format.

I have a high school diploma and I'm comfortable with MS Office. Excellent communication skills and a flair for networking have helped me organize a number of school events that required extensive planning.

It is my understanding that the ability to meet organizational objectives, good communication skills coupled with proficiency in MS Office and Photoshop and a natural flair for organizing events is necessary for the ideal candidate.

I am looking to gain experience as an Administrative Assistant and I'm willing to relocate.

Sincerely,
Your Name

It is not necessary to strictly adhere to the above samples, for administrative assistants may be able to create other formats that may work just as well. These samples can be replicated by people interested in applying for other jobs as well. Of course, changes within the text are essential to ensure that the letter suits one's purpose.

Although a cover letter is essential in most cases, there are a few exceptions to the rule. For instance, a cover letter is not necessary when the resume is handed over to the prospective employer during a prearranged interview. Clinching an interview at a career fair is again contingent on the ability of the candidate to make a favorable impact. Hence, a strong resume and a flair for presenting oneself favorably will go a long way in helping the candidate land an interview. One must note that merely submitting the resume in person does not assure one of an interview. Hence, in such cases a cover letter should accompany a resume, lest one is denied audience with the prospective employer.