An administrator needs to be very organised and good at administration tasks, be able to multi task and learns new skills quickly. You will need to be very efficient in your work.
Employers will look for a general background in typing, PC/Computer work, answering the telephone, dealing with visitors etc, dealing with the post, filing, photocopying etc.
If you are interested in applying for a role you have seen, please see the below letter which you can use as a guide.
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Administrator Cover Letter Example
Ms Jane Brown
101 Any Road
Mr John Smith
Dear Mr Smith
Application for the post of Administrator
I was very interested to read about the Administrator vacancy within your company and enclose my CV for you to consider.
I have a good range of office experience, including secretarial work, diary management, data entry, reception, spreadsheets and setting up and maintaining databases. I have also arranged meetings, dealt with invoices and other accounts information and taken minutes at formal meetings.
I work confidently and efficiently with the Microsoft Office software suite, e-mail and intranet systems. I am particularly skilled at formatting and improving the layout of Board and management documents and presentations.
I understand the importance of office procedures and feel sure that I can provide you with a reliable and accurate service. I am an effective team worker who can develop good working relationships with colleagues and managers alike. I really feel that I can exceed the requirements of the post and am enthusiastic about the type of work that ABC Company does.
I would be pleased to attend for interview at your convenience to allow me to discuss my experience and qualities further. My full contact details can be found on my CV.
Thank you for your consideration.
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Administrator Cover Letter
Application for an Administrator role (any job ref)
I would like to apply for the role of Administrator which I have seen advertised in (where) and (when).
I have previously worked as an Administrator for (how long) in a busy office environment (do you have any relevant sector experience that you can put here?) and I enjoy working in an office as I am exceptionally organised and confident in my approach to my work.
Working in a busy office I am used to answering the telephone, taking calls and messages. I also have good working knowledge and experience of using a computer for typing letters, documents, presentations etc and familiar with the Microsoft Office packages.
I have also had a lot of experience with minute taking and typing up minutes from board meetings. I pay great attention to detail in my work and enjoy making sure that I complete my tasks each day.
I feel that I have excellent communication and listening skills and enjoy working on my own initiative as well as part of a team.
I have enclosed my CV detailing my skills and experiences, should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.