Tips for Administrative Assistant Cover Letters
You are going to be judged by your ability to write and compose correspondence. Your cover letter is no different. It must be succinct, interesting, factual, and error free. The points you must make include why you are contacting them, informing the HR person how you learned of their opening, and what, specifically, qualifies you for the position. This is a good opportunity to showcase your research and communication skills.
The structure of your cover letter will show the reader your technical understanding of how a letter should be constructed. In secretarial school, administrative assistants are taught where to place the date, inside address, salutation, closing signature, as well as how to indicate who is being copied (cc) or blind copied (bcc) and what the enclosure is (enclosure, attachment or list of recipients).
If you are unsure how to set up a letter, follow the samples here and conduct further research.
Seeking to work in an accounting firm
Mr. John Smith
1234 E. Main Street
Any Town, US 55555
Dear Mr. Smith:
I am very interested in joining an organization such as (name the organization). During my online research, I was very excited to learn about the current opening for a (specify position), and feel my qualifications and your requirements are a good match. For your review, I have attached my resume for your consideration.
As an administrative assistant with experience reporting directly to senior level financial executives from Controllers to CFO of major organizations highlighted on my resume, I would like to return to the field of finance.In my current position with ABC Water Pumps, I work directly with accounting managers, but it is a small company and I am used to working in large organizations that offer more challenge and structure.
I would enjoy the opportunity to discuss this further in an interview. Please know that I am able to start upon giving two week’s notice, and although my salary requirement is in the upper range of $40k, I am willing to consider another offer if there is potential for professional growth with your organization.
Thank you in advance for allowing me to explain my situation.