What makes your cover letter stand out to employers?
I’m an experienced recruiter and I’ve been a hiring manager, too. I’ve seen the same mistakes again and again throughout my career. But if you take a little extra time to avoid these common problems, your cover letter should really stand out!
Remember these four questions to help you write a successful cover letter and get hired:
- Why do you want to work for the company? What interests you about them?
- Talk about how your personality and skills align with what they do
- Why are you a good fit for this company and the job?
- Write about how your past work, life experiences and skills meet the important requirements of the job
- How are you personalizing this cover letter sample?
- Tailor your cover letter to the job you’re applying for
- Address the cover letter to whoever will be reading it. If you don’t know who will be reading it, you can address it as “To the Hiring Committee” or “To the Hiring Manager”
- Have you proofread your cover letter?
- Make sure to check for correct spelling and grammar before sending out your cover letter!
Dear Mr. Malik Rabb,
I am writing with great interest in response to your job opening for the position of Office Administrator and have attached my resume herein for your consideration.
With over 6 years working as an Office Administrator for ABC Company, I am certain that my skills and knowledge acquired over the years will prove to be beneficial for your company. I am highly experienced in setting up office procedures for new corporations and have a successful track record in refining existing procedures in established businesses.
In my current job, I was responsible for implementing QuickBooks for ease of accounting responsibilities which helped increase the accuracy of transactional invoices and payment recording. As an Office Administrator, I have been commended on my written communication skills especially in relation to the creation of candidate descriptions for recruitment.
I am a meticulous, hard-working employee with exceptional organizational skills and strong attention to detail. In my place of business, you will be hard pressed to find a file or document misplaced.
I am extremely confident in my administrative abilities to maintaining a professional work environment at all times for the benefit of my employer and I know that given the job requirements and how much skills and qualifications make a perfect match, I am the right person for the job.
Should you require any clarification on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me and I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your time and considering me as a candidate for this Office Administrator position.
How to write an office administrator cover letter?
- Include your full name and contact information at the top of your cover letter
- Start the cover letter by respectfully addressing the recipient by name
- Mention where you found the job posting and your interest in the opportunity
- Use the first paragraph to explain why you would be a great hire as the office administrator
- Briefly discuss your experiences, qualifications and accomplishments related to this opportunity
- Thank the reader and express interest in discussing the role in more detail
- End the cover letter with a professional sign-off and your full name
- Your cover letter should be one-page or or less in length