No job applicant ever enjoys writing a cover letter. Executive assistants are no exception. Is a cover letter even necessary nowadays? The fact is, a cover letter still can help stand out from other applicants and will show the company you want the job. If only one out of two letters are read, that is still a 50 percent chance to grab the hiring manager's attention-pretty good odds.
To create a compelling cover letter is a tough job. Review our sample executive assistant cover letter sample below and the tips that follow to create your own unique cover letter that gets noticed.
Dear Ms. Johnson,
I was always the organizer and planner for my family and friends for as long as I can remember. Boy, did they rely on me often to save them from clutter and chaos. Well, that ability carried forth to my professional life, so I chose a career as an executive assistant. This has proven to be a wise decision for myself and the companies I have worked for.
I reviewed your employment ad for an executive assistant to assist your company's president, Mr. Long, and the skills and experience you are seeking are a good fit for my background. My ten years' experience assisting CEOs of two major corporations has granted me a phenomenal opportunity to not only continue to hone my organizational skills but to learn the task management and problem-solving skills that you are searching for.
You noted that you need someone experienced in professionally representing the President in his absence, which I did on many occasions for my previous employers. My bachelor's degree in public relations provided me with the people and speaking skills necessary to appropriately handle the many tasks and functions for the head of your distinguished corporation.
Keeping President Long's workflow organized and professional on a timely basis is my forte, so I believe I would be an accomplished asset for your current business needs.
I want to thank you for reviewing my correspondence and attached resume. I believe my education and closely related experience would make me a great choice to assist President Long. I would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you further about my unique skill set and experience, which just may be the answer to what you are looking for from an executive assistant. Could we set up a phone call or meeting at your earliest convenience?
Again, thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.