If you are looking to apply for a role as an Office Administrator, then you will need to be very organised and good at administration. An office administrator role is usually very busy and very varied and one where without being organised you will not succeed.
Employers will look for a general background in typing, use of computers, answering the telephone, dealing with visitors etc, general administration tasks.
Starting salaries for Office Administrators can be between £13,000 and £22,000 a year. If you are an experienced administrator then this can rise to between £15,000 and £26,000.
If you have found a role in which you want to apply for, please see the below covering letter which can help you as a guide.
Cover Letter for Office Administrator Role
1st March 2014
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for an Office Administrator
I would like to apply for the role of Office Administrator which I have seen advertised in (where) and (when).
I have previous experience of working in a busy office environment (in what sector? Is it any relevance to the job you are applying for?) and I enjoy this type of role as I am exceptionally organised and I think it suits my skills.
I have had experience of answering various switchboard type systems and passing on calls, dealing with queries and taking and passing on messages accordingly. Along with this I have had experience of typing letters and documents, ensuring that the office is stocked with stationery or anything else that it may need.
I have also had a lot of experience of partaking in meetings and taking minutes, dealing with queries and problems and acting as first point of contact for the staff in the office.
I like to ensure that I start each day writing a list of the tasks that I need to do and make sure that as much as possible those tasks are done each day.
I feel that I am a confident communicator and like working with other people as part of a team but am more than capable of working on my own initiative.
I have enclosed my CV for you to look through, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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