Below is a sample cover letter for an executive assistant position. As you can see the cover letter below focuses on
key executive assistant skills. To identify her executive 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 executive assistant position.
If you are an executive assistant, I recommend you gather
5-10 job ads for the range of executive assistant positions
you are interested in. Then underline all of the skills in
the executive 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 executive 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 executive 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 executive 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.
For more ideas on how to create a powerful executive assistant cover letter you might want to review my 12
information on cover letters is extracted from my book, Proven
Resumes Strategies That Have Increased Salaries.
The cover letter strategies have been responsible
for helping clients raise their pay $2,000 to $80,000 more
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