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The sample administrative assistant cover letter below shows how to write a sound and effective letter that will give you an edge in your admin job applications. It is your opportunity to briefly mention your suitability for the administrative job vacancy, demonstrating use of relevant admin skills. These skills are as follows:

  • Able to work proactively within a team
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Organised and methodical
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work accurately, even when working under pressure
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight time frames
  • Ability to multi-task

The example admin cover letter below shows how to write an effective administrative assistant cover letter using 4 to 5 brief paragraphs that imparts a sense of professionalism which will make a positive impression in the mind of the reader and encourage him or her to read the accompanying CV.

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Mr Stephen Henderson
Personnel Manager
TPH manufacturing Services
Hamilton Industrial Estate
Any City
CA 55555

Dear Mr Henderson,

Re: (Enter Position / Ref here)

I am writing in response to the vacant position for an Administrative Assistant. I believe I am well suited for the position, having amassed over 12 years of progressive experience within administration in general.

Currently I am attached as Administrative Assistant at Haughtons Design Printers and have been in this post for 8 years. Reporting to the Office Manager, I undertake daily workload, working to strict deadlines under pressurised conditions, liaising with colleagues, resolving client queries and issuing advice. Other duties include processing invoices, managing diaries and ordering stationeries. Prior to this post, I worked at XYZ Radiant Paints for 4 years as an Admin Assistant and undertook similar multi-functional admin duties.

My 12 years experience as an Administrative Assistant have given my the opportunity to work effectively and accurately under pressure, working within teams and to strict deadline, honing my communication and interpersonal skills; whilst increasing my ability to multi-task.

I am methodical, highly organised and resourceful, able to work on my own initiative and collaboratively within a team. As an experienced and competent administrative assistant within long term commitment within the field, I believe I am a suitable candidate for the vacant position. My enthusiasm, reliability and commitment will be a valuable asset to your organization.

Meanwhile, I am available for interview at any time and I look forward to your reply at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely,

Steward H. Greene

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