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Administrative assistant cover letter sample

This cover letter example for an administrative assistant will help you to sell your skills and professional demeanor.

Administrative assistant cover letter sample

Use these tips to write an administrative assistant cover letter.

Admins are some of the hardest-working members of the workforce—from arranging travel plans to running an office to dealing with service providers, your plate is more than full. So don't get discouraged if the thought of embarking on a job search makes you want to take an extended coffee break. To be the successful candidate for an administrative assistant job, it helps to have a cover letter that can sell your administrative skills, such as organization, communication, and time management, to employers. View our sample cover letter for an administrative assistant below. 

 

 
 
Marnie Smith
1543 Elm St.
Sometown, NY 11111
Home: (555) 555-5555
marnie@somedomain.com

 

[Date]

John Short
General Manager
Action Company
1428 Main St.
Anytown, NY 12222

Dear Mr. Short:

Are you spending too much time handling administrative tasks? Would you like to free yourself from tedious detail work so you can focus on building your business? If the answer is yes, then we should speak.

I offer a five-year track record in office management and administrative support. You will benefit from my following key strengths:

  • Computer expertise, with proficiency in all MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access).
  • Broad-based experience covering a full spectrum of administrative duties, including executive support, office management, billing/invoicing, payroll administration, customer care, account management, database administration, document preparation, travel/meeting coordination and project/program support.
  • Superior multitasking talents, with the ability to manage multiple high-priority assignments and develop solutions to challenging business problems.
  • A proven reputation, with a consistent history of exemplary performance reviews and recognition for driving efficiency improvements to office systems, workflows and processes.

I am confident that if you hire me as your administrative assistant, you will have more time and energy to concentrate on growing your business. My resume is enclosed for your review, and I will follow up with you in a few days to discuss your administrative support needs. You may also call me at (555) 555-5555 or email me at marnie@somedomain.com. Thank you for your time, and have a great day.

Sincerely,

Marnie Smith

 

Supercharge your job search 

Now that your cover letter is set up, your next step should be getting your resume in order, making sure it highlights your qualifications and the value you'd bring to the job. Not sure your resume is ready for the spotlight? Get a free resume evaluation today from the experts at Monster's Resume Writing Service. You'll get detailed feedback in two business days, including a review of your resume's appearance and content, and a prediction of a recruiter's first impression. Don't put your career on hold—get started today.


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