The two cover letters on this page are for an administrative assistant and executive assistant. Both applicants are seeking a managerial position. These cover letters have been written based on real resume samples hosted on our website.
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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.
Office Administrator Cover Letter
Office Administrators are found in a variety of organizations completing administrative and secretarial work. Common duties of an Office Administrator include implementing office procedures, supervising junior staff, handling correspondence, maintaining filing systems, typing, taking phone calls, taking minutes, making travel arrangements, organizing meetings and events, doing paperwork, photocopying documents, and collaborating with other departments. Office Administrators may be responsible for specific projects, making sure they are completed on time and within budget.
Office Administrator skills seen throughout our collection of cover letter samples include:
- Organizational skills and planning
- Presentation and communication skills
- Self-motivation and initiative
- Telephone etiquette
- Stamina and resilience
- Teamworking abilities
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills
- Multitasking and workload prioritization
- Project management expertise
- Computer competences
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Dear Ms. Billings:
Upon learning of your posting for an Office Administrator, I hastened to submit my resume for your review. As a highly organized and self-motivated professional with expertise in coordinating and overseeing office operations to maximize efficiency and productivity, I am prepared to significantly contribute to your company’s goals and objectives.
My background includes managing administrative operations and driving office efficiency within fast-paced office environments while ensuring adherence to budgets and deadlines. From preparing business correspondence and developing custom Excel- and Word-based documents to handling bookkeeping activities and maintaining equipment and supplies, I excel at prioritizing tasks, collaborating with management, and developing effective communication and organizational procedures.
Highlights of my experience include…
- Skillfully managing day-to-day office operations, communications, scheduling, database management, and special projects throughout 13-year career in office administration and support.
- Achieving reputation as a QuickBooks specialist and streamlining bookkeeping functions by implementing software systems to drive increased accounting productivity and efficiency.
- Organizing, scheduling, and facilitating regular company-wide meetings—including meetings with C-level executive staff.
- Excelling at balancing multiple tasks within independent, self-starting environments while providing top-level organization and communication skills and improving operational systems.
My skills in office organization, bookkeeping, and general administration have been finely honed, and I am confident my additional strengths will readily translate to your environment. The chance to offer more insight into my qualifications would be most welcome. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Stacie N. Winters