Executive assistant cover letter
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As an executive assistant, you’re someone’s right hand. Your cover letter should demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. To be considered for top executive assistant jobs, it helps to have a well-crafted cover letter. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for an executive assistant, or download the executive assistant cover letter template in Word.
Additionally, you can learn more about administrative careers and search for executive assistant jobs on Monster.
Executive assistant cover letter template
Sometown, CO 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
July 27, 2017
Ms. Sarah Smith
800 12th Ave.
Sometown, CO 55555
Re: Executive Assistant | Job Ref. #55555 | Advertised on Monster
Dear Ms. Smith:
Many people view executive assistants as glorified secretaries, and while there’s nothing wrong with secretarial work, my view of this position is different. Yes, I perform secretarial tasks (quite well!), but I see my role as a key business partner¾vital to the success of the executive team, department and company.
I am your secret weapon, working diligently to ensure goals are met and daily operations run smoothly.
For the past five years, I have served as executive assistant to the regional VP of a major insurance company. Previously during my employment with a regional credit union, I rapidly advanced through roles as an office assistant and secretary to become executive assistant to the SVP of HR.
These experiences allow me to wear the many “hats” required to be a value-adding executive assistant. I’ve earned repeated accolades for my strengths in…
- Managing multiple high-priority projects with competing deadlines
- Creating reports, spreadsheets, budgets and PowerPoint presentations
- Coordinating executive travel, schedules and calendars
- Handling sensitive and confidential matters with discretion
- Planning and overseeing logistics for meetings, tradeshows and events
- Assisting with payroll, new-hire orientation, benefits enrollment and other HR functions
My qualifications are reinforced by credentials that include an AA in business; an in-progress BA in HR administration; and an advanced command of MS Office, SAP and Oracle.
You may reach me at (555) 555-5555 or email email@example.com to set up a meeting. Thank you for your time.
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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.
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Administrative Assistant Cover Letters
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[341 Company Address
Company City, State, xxxxx
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.
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Executive Assistant Cover Letters
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[341 Company Address
Company City, State, xxxxx
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.