Your cover letter is the first impression you will give to a recruiter, so you should ensure that you make it count. Many people believe that your cover letter can simply refer the recruiter to your resume and offer your contact details, and while that may not earn you an automatic place in the reject pile, it does mean that you could be missing an opportunity to show an employer your strengths.
For some people, writing a cover letter that doesn't simply replicate their resume feels like a struggle, which is where the wealth of information available on the internet can be hugely helpful. There are how-to guides, templates you can use, and plenty of pieces written by recruiters and hiring managers about their favorite and least-favorite cover letter styles. Our entry level personal assistant cover letter sample draws together some of the most comprehensive advice available and includes tips, ideas, and information to help you write your own quickly and easily.
Dear Mr. Purdy,
I would appreciate your consideration for the entry-level personal assistant role advertised as I believe my recent summer job as an administrator for Bernard Withers Inc. has given me the skills you need to keep your office running smoothly.
You mention that you have a backlog of filing and reports to be dealt with, and I believe I could make that process more efficient by digitizing your data. I have just completed this process with my current employer's files, and it has proved invaluable to the staff in the field as well as those in the office. Instead of filing documents, they can be scanned into an online storage system. This means that they are not only automatically filed, but they can also be accessed by anyone who needs them, even if they are not in the office.
The job description mentions that you are looking for someone with exceptional communications skills. My family has run a business for several years, and I have been helping out by answering phones since I was in my early teens. This has developed my ability to deal with customer queries and complaints, but I also have experience of fielding questions from suppliers, directing them to the relevant information on our website or passing on information to the right person within the organization.
From your website, it appears that you have recently implemented a new database, which is of particular interest to me as I studied database design at high school and was involved in helping to transfer data from my family's business into a database when they upgraded their systems last year.
I would love to know more about the position and talk about your plans for the future.