Below is a sample cover letter for an Administrative Assistant
position. As you can see the cover letter below focuses on
key administrative assistant skills. To identify her administrative assistant skill sets, Virginia analyzed a fairly
detailed job ad and underlined all skills in the ad she
possessed. Next she used those skills to create cover letter
headings to apply for the Administrative Assistant position.
If you are an administrative assistant, I recommend you gather
5-10 job ads for the range of administrative assistant positions
you are interested in. Then underline all of the skills in
the administrative assistant, executive assistant or secretarial
ads that you possess. Then list all of your, group them in
categories, and label them with headings.
If the administrative assistant job ads you find focus on assisting a
certain level of staff - such as Executives, Branch Managers,
Sales & Marketing, etc - then be sure to create a heading that
sells your experience supporting such staff.
If you have created a powerful administrative assistant resume,
then you should have already used $, # and % to illustrate the
size of companies you have worked for, # of staff you have
supported, # of administrative support staff you have supervised
or trained, and if you have streamlined operations the % increase
in productivity you have achieved or $ cost savings.
If you review the content of the administrative assistant cover
letter below, you will see how it uses $, # and %. This
strategy elevated Virginia's image and made her cover letter stand out.
Using key these strategies like these that result in pay increases like the ones
in the right column above.
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