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You have carefully crafted the perfect resume highlighting your experience and skills as an administrative assistant and checked that your skills meet the requirements of the job description.

Hiring managers have more than enough resumes to carve through. That’s why including a well-crafted cover letter could increase your chances of landing an interview.

Here are our top 4 tips to help you create a great administrative assistant cover letter.

Step 1: Start with a Friendly Greeting

Your cover letter can have a more conversational tone than a typical resume. Try to avoid the generic, ”To Whom It May Concern,” and address each hiring manager personally. If you don’t know his or her name, it’s worth a phone call to the office to find out.


Step 2: Introduce Yourself

The first paragraph is your best chance to grab the readers attention. Do you research on the employer to express your interest and knowledge of the company. Next you can highlight some reasons you’re interested in the position and why you might be a good fit.


Step 3: Qualifications

This is a great paragraph to highlight your skills and work experience. The point of this is to touch on what your past experiences might have taught you and what you have to offer the organization. Instead of writing a list of your job duties, highlight a few areas where you might have made a measurable impact in your organization.


Step 4: The Closing

No cover letter is complete without a good closing argument. This final section should cover any specific skills, career accomplishments or additional training you bring to the table. You can also consider closing with a little more personal information about yourself or your hobbies if it seems applicable to this role.

If you need help finding new administrative job opportunities, contact one of our recruiters at Southwest Search. We always have opportunities that we are looking to fill.

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