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.
Executive Assistant Cover Letter Sample 1:
I am writing to express my interest in the Office Manager position that you currently have listed.
In the last nine plus (9+) years as a Commercial Lending Administrator, six (6) of which serving executive-level officers, I have developed the skills that ensure the highest level of competence, time management and confidentiality. Having worked in executive offices, I have a vast understanding of the importance in acting as a liaison allowing for the executives’ time to be maximized as well as assisting in any way I can in order to reach the company/executives’ goals.
Allow me to highlight my strengths:
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) as well as various database applications and the internet.
- Experienced in bookkeeping, billing, payroll systems, requisitions, AP/AR, etc.
- Exceptional level of professionalism and award-recognized level of service to customers and internal colleagues.
- Unsurpassed organizational and streamlining skills as well as time management skills.
- Type >70 wpm and ten-key by touch.
Most importantly, I quickly learn your preferences, your goals and objectives, and I’ll do my very best to aid in the leadership of your company. I would appreciate the opportunity to present in greater detail the contributions I would make as your Executive Assistant.
Executive Assistant Cover Letter Sample 2:
I read with great interest your posting for the Executive Assistant position. I believe my career experiences and skills make me uniquely qualified for this opportunity.
I bring extensive experience in C-level administrative support, as well as entrepreneurial experience in handling all aspects of office management. In the role of Executive Assistant at my previous jobs, I wore many hats – serving as a personal manager, executive administrative assistant, travel planner, staff liaison, client relationship builder and public relations coordinator, in a fast paced, exciting environment. I was part of a great team and the company experienced tremendous growth and success. The CEO I worked for has since sold the business and retired. For the past several years, I have also been responsible for the marketing, communications and brand management at Backstrom Licensing International, a cartoon licensing company. I founded the company with a friend, and I manage all aspects of the business, from office management, writing content and managing the company website, to brand development, as well as serving as the Art and Licensing Director.
Due to the current economic conditions, my Backstrom business now is actually more of an entrepreneurial hobby, so I added another experience to my resume a little over three years ago. I am a Property Manager for the Lock Up Self Storage in Syracuse, NY, a premier self-storage facility. I co-manage all aspects of the facility – sales and business development, customer relations, accounts receivable, office and property management and much more. I consistently score in the highest categories of customer metrics, and have won numerous awards for performance and customer satisfaction. I’m proud of my accomplishments there, but I’m ready for more professional challenges and exciting opportunities.
As you can see, I bring extensive experience in C-level support, office management and a strong entrepreneurial background to contribute to the success of your company. Attached please find my resume for your review. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet you in person to introduce myself and discuss this opportunity. Thank you for your consideration.
Executive Assistant Cover Letter Sample 3:
Your recent posting for an Executive Assistant indicated requirements that closely match my background and expertise. I have attached my resume to provide a summary of my qualifications for your review. Throughout my career, I have maintained the highest performance standards within a diverse range of administrative functions, including being the “face to the public” and leading a team focused on improving company operations. Further qualifications include:
- Strong background in all aspects of office management, from scheduling meetings and coordinating travel to overseeing budget and accounting functions.
- Demonstrated capacity to develop and maintain comprehensive administrative processes that improve the efficiency of day-to-day operations.
- Knowledge of computer operations including all Microsoft Office applications, proprietary software systems and Internet research.
With excellent organizational and communication skills, an outstanding work ethic, and the ability to work well in both team-oriented and self-directed environments, I am positioned to exceed your expectations. I welcome an opportunity to meet with you to discuss my qualifications and candidacy in further detail. Thank you for your time and consideration.