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Cover Letter Template For Administration Job

Cover Letter Samples for Business and Administration

When you're applying for administrative and business jobs, one of your most important qualifications will be your communication skills. The first time they will be evaluated is when the hiring manager reviews your cover letter and resume. It's important to make a good first impression, in order to increase your chances of landing an interview (and eventually, the job).

Before you start writing a cover letter, take a look at administration and business cover letter examples to get an idea of how to construct a professional and effective letter that is going to sell your credentials to the hiring manager.

What to Include in the Letter

Before you start writing your cover letter, review the job posting. You'll find a list of the job qualifications that the employer is looking for. Use your cover letter to show the hiring manager that you meet those requirements.

Match your qualifications to the job listing by analyzing the ad and making a list of keywords related to the skills and experience sought by the hiring manager. You can also include the general administrative and business skills that employers seek in the candidates they evaluate for employment opportunities, as well as any hard or soft skills related to the role but not specifically included in the ad.

Work these keywords into your cover letter and resume, to ensure that your application materials make it through the applicant tracking system and get to a real person with the ability to call you for an interview.

The letter should include the following:

  • Subject Line, with your name and the job (if you’re sending your cover letter via email)
  • Contact Information (top of letter for printed letter, below signature for email cover letter)
  • Professional Greeting
  • Paragraph 1: A brief introduction and why you are writing
  • Paragraphs 2 and 3: Your qualifications for the job for which you're applying
  • Closing Paragraph: Appreciation for being considered for the job, and how you will follow-up if you have a contact person
  • Professional Closing
  • Signature

If you're not sure what to write, review these tips for how to write a cover letter before you get started, and a list of what to include in a cover letter.

Cover Letter Examples for Administration / Business Jobs

Review cover letter examples and then write a personalized letter that explains how your skills relate to the criteria listed in the job posting.

It's important that your letters are customized for each job you apply for, highlighting your relevant experience.

Sample Cover Letter -  Business / Administration

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, ZIP Code
Your Phone Number
Your Cell Phone Number
Your Email

Date

Dear Hiring Manager,

I was excited to read about the Administrative Assistant job opening at XYZ company. I have several years of experience in a variety of fields including insurance and finance.

In addition to my extensive office experience, I have strong communication, customer service, and administrative skills. My broad background makes me an excellent candidate for this position.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you to arrange an interview.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

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Cover Letter Templates and Formats

Starting your cover letter from scratch? It’s often easier to start from a template. Staring down that blank page has the effect of making even the most accomplished job seeker momentarily forget all their qualifications and achievements.

These templates can offer a good starting point for your cover letter. Be sure to personalize your cover letters each and every time you apply for a job. It’s essential that your cover letter be targeted to the role you’re applying for; generic cover letters won’t show the hiring manager that you’re serious and enthusiastic about the role.

Again, these templates are just a starting place for your resume, which should be personalized to reflect your unique skillset, and targeted to the job for which you’re applying. 

Administration / Business Resume Examples
When you are preparing to apply for jobs, it's helpful to look at resume examples, as well as cover letters, for your occupation. Review sample administration / business resumes including human resources, consulting, marketing, public relations, management and more resume examples.

More About Cover Letters

The two cover letters on this page are for an administrative assistant and executive assistant. Both applicants are seeking a managerial position. These cover letters have been written based on real resume samples hosted on our website.

Table of Contents

  1. Administrative Assistant Cover Letters
  2. Executive Assistant Cover Letters

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Both of the letters on this page follow our professionally-written cover letter templates.

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Administrative Assistant Cover Letters

The cover letters below are based on the resume example on the left. Click on the image of the resume to get tips on how to write a resume that supports your cover letter.

The cover letters below include three bullet points that highlight the applicant’s past work experience. Download the template pack below and use the samples to help you customize your own cover letter.

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 Cover Letter Template Pack

[Today’s Date]

[341 Company Address

Company City, State, xxxxx

(xxx)xxx-xxxx

hiring.manager@gmail.com]

Dear Mr./Ms./Mrs. [Hiring Manager’s Name],

Please accept my enclosed application for the position of at [Company Name]. Having read through your job description, I am thrilled to be applying for this position as my 6 years of experience and skillset match the requirements you’re looking for.

At my current company, Redford & Sons, I am valued by the CEO and his staff as a critical support pillar for the team, keeping meetings, papers, travel arrangements, and office items organized at all times. I have spearheaded the effort to “go digital” for almost all planning and paperwork, increasing office efficiency to the point of saving $3,000 per year in contracted labor expenses. Allow me to highlight three bullet points from my resume that I believe demonstrate why I am the perfect candidate for this position:

  • Trained two assistants during a period of company expansion to ensure attention to detail and adherence to company policy
  • Maintain utmost discretion when dealing with sensitive topics
  • Typed documents such as correspondence, drafts, memos, and emails, and prepared 3 reports weekly for management.

My resume goes into more detail about my daily job duties and achievements during my tenure as an administrative assistant at two companies. However, I believe that these bullet points demonstrate that I have the ability to perform the major duties, and train others in how to perform in this role effectively, should the need arise.

I would love to have to opportunity to join the team at [Company Name] and use my skills to create an efficient and stress free office environment for your executives. I believe I can meet and exceed the expectations you have for this role. I look forward to speaking more with you about my candidacy. Feel free to contact me at any time.

Best,

[Your Name]

SEE ALSO › Downloadable Resume Templates


Executive Assistant Cover Letters

The cover letters below are based on the executive assistant resume example on the left. Click on the image of the resume to get tips on how to write a resume that supports your cover letter.

The executive assistant cover letters below discuss the applicant’s skills that match the employer’s specific job requirements. Download a template style — Park, Elegant, or Classic — and begin customizing it to match your resume.

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Executive Assistant CL Template Pack

[Today’s Date]

[341 Company Address

Company City, State, xxxxx

(xxx)xxx-xxxx

hiring.manager@gmail.com]

Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. [Hiring Manager’s Name],

Please accept my enclosed application for the position of executive assistant. I found your job posting on [Website Name], and I’m pleased to say that my skills match your requirements perfectly. According to your job posting, you need an experienced executive assistant who can schedule meetings, prepare agendas, and take care of daily issues without supervision.

In my current role as an executive assistant at PaxWay Incorporated, I handle all of these duties, and more, with great capability. Allow me to point to three bullet points from my resume that demonstrate both my abilities and achievements:

  • Perform a variety of accounting activities, such as preparing between 10-20 check requests, expense reports, purchase orders, and invoices a week
  • Handled all domestic and international travel reservations, cutting company’s travel expenses by 12%
  • Organized 3+ monthly meetings and their logistical elements (scheduling, preparing the facility, organizing handouts and/or binders for attendees, etc.)

I also spearheaded the movement to “go digital,” which has proven to be a significant efficiency boon for the company. I am frequently praised for my ability to handle complex tasks and solve problems without requesting input, but also maintain an awareness of when input may be desired. In short, as an executive assistant, I am efficient, attentive, and competent. Finally, I have all the basic skills necessary for the role. I type at 80WPM, am familiar with CRM systems, and have a mastery of the MS Office Suite.

I am eagerly anticipating having a follow up conversation with you about how I can help make the lives of your company executives easier. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Best,

[Your Name]

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