If you have found a role of Administrative Assistant that you would like to apply for, it is important to know what the role involves before writing a covering letter to support your application.
As an Administrative Assistant, you will be involved in all aspects of administration such as letter writing, typing, formatting documents, answering the telephone, setting up meetings, dealing with clients/visitors etc. You will need to be a very organised and thorough individual who has a confident attitude towards people and your work.
If you are looking for some general guidance on a covering letter, please see below.
Cover Letter: Administrative Assistant
Application for an Administrative Assistant (Job reference if you know it)
I have recently seen your advert (advertised where) for an Administrative Assistant and I would like to submit my CV in the application for this role.
I have had previous experience in a busy office environment and I feel that I have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications and am able to format a document easily, create presentations within PowerPoint, and do basic excel spreadsheets.
I feel that I am confident when dealing with visitors to the company and have been in many business meetings where I have taken minutes, served teas and coffees etc.
I have had a great deal of experience in answering the telephone and passing on messages to colleagues and feel that this is something I do well. I enjoy learning new skills to improve my efficiency and feel that I am very organised and pay great attention to detail.
I am happy working on my own initiative as well as working as part of a team player and have always done a mixture of this in my previous roles. I am very flexible in my approach to work and happy to try new ways and learn new tasks.
If you have any questions about my CV or experiences, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you in due course.