Dear Mr. Jackson,
I am writing in response to Mega Corp.’s advertised administrative assistant position in your corporate main office. I am skilled at the performance of clerical and administrative duties and have a highly professional appearance and approach. In addition to my high school diploma, I completed a vocational program to obtain a certificate as an administrative assistant.
I have experience creating and maintaining filing systems, scheduling appointments and events, maintaining the electronic calendar, taking notes and dictation and drafting grammatically sound memos and letters. I work well with other office staff. I have good knowledge of all office equipment, including copiers, scanners, facsimiles, PBX systems, multi-line phones and printers.
I take careful inventory of office supplies and make certain they are ordered when needed to avoid running out. I work to identify vendors with the best prices and unpack orders as they arrive to put the materials away. I schedule and attend office meetings where I take minutes.
I am a good administrative assistant and would enjoy coming to work for Mega Corp. Please review my resume and contact my references and I’m certain that you’ll agree I would be a good choice. I would like to have an in-person interview soon.
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Mrs Mary Stevens
15 South Parkway
Long Island, NY 11551
Dear Mrs Stevens
In response to your job opening, please consider my resume in your search for an Administrative Assistant. I believe my background and skills closely match your job requirements and I am confident I can make a positive contribution to ABC Company.
Some of my key skills that are relevant to this opportunity include:
- over 5 years professional experience in an administrative capacity providing support and assistance to both a single department and multiple individuals throughout the company.
- in-depth experience in data management, research, report writing, developing presentations, drafting correspondence, organizing meetings and travel, event management and customer service.
- a comprehensive working knowledge of various computer applications including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access.
- an independent worker with a reputation as a resourceful problem-solver who uses her initiative and organizational skills to get the job done.
- regarded as a competent team member who is always prepared to go the extra mile
- proven ability to remain focused and self-directed in a fast paced work environment while dealing with conflicting demands
If you are looking for a motivated administrative assistant who is committed to the highest standards of work performance I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you for an in-depth discussion.
I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience, please contact me via phone or email to arrange a time and date for us to meet.
Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to speaking with you soon
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