If you are looking for a role as Office Assistant then you will need to have good administration skills and be exceptionally organised. You will spend a great deal of your time answering the telephone, dealing with queries, typing letters, updating spreadsheets, dealing with posts, filing etc. The duties are endless and it will depend on the size of the company as to exactly what you will be doing day today.
Salaries for office assistants can be between £12,000 and £20,000 a year, depending on where you work and what your duties are.
If you have found a role for which you want to apply for, please see the below cover letter which you can use as an example.
Office Assistant Cover Letter
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for an Office Assistant
I would like to apply for the role of Office Assistant which I have seen advertised on (where) and (when).
I have had previous experience of working in a busy office environment and consider myself to be a very organised and methodical worker. I like to make lists of what I am expected to do during my day and I like to ensure that these tasks are done and not left to another day.
I am IT literate and very experience in Word, PowerPoint and all MS Office packages. I regularly type letters and documents for Managers and send emails daily. I am also responsible for ordering any office equipment and ensuring that we do not run out.
I have a confident nature when dealing with other people both internally and visitors to a company. I understand the basics of health and safety which is also important in an office environment.
I like to work on my own initiative as well as in a team environment and enjoy working on several things at once keeping the work life very busy. I feel that I am very good with other people and have been responsible for training new people in the business and helping them to settle in.
I am now seeking a new challenge and like the sound of the role, you have advertised. I think my skills could cross over very well and I feel that I could be an asset to your company.
Please find enclosed my CV, should you have any questions; please do not hesitate to contact me. In the meantime, thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you.