32 Cramer Dr.
May 1, 2009
Longview Daycare Center
487 Rideau St.
Dear Ms. Hussein:
If you need a hard-working and organized administrative professional to help ease the load in your office, look no further. I am responding to your job posting on Monster.ca for a full-time Administrative Assistant at Longview Daycare Center. With a unique combination of specialized skills and practical experience, I believe myself to be a great candidate for the position at your facility.
I hold a certificate in Office Administration from Algonquin College, where I graduated at the top of my class in 2001. Some of my strong suits include:
- A full range of computer (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Access) and technical (HTML, Web design) skills
- Eight years of administrative support in the areas of office management, invoicing, accounting, data entry, staffing, document preparation, customer service, mailing coordination, and executive care
- Six years experience managing a client base of over 1000
- Extraordinary attention to detail and experience working with confidential and sensitive information
- A discernible reputation as an outstanding community member with a proven track record of efficiency, loyalty and professionalism
I see myself as the perfect match for Longview Daycare Center and welcome you to contact me for an interview at 613-271-1275 or Trevor.Lisbon@Gmail.com. In addition, I will call you early next week to touch base and further discuss my credentials.
Clerical Assistant Cover Letter
The resume in most of the cases can be generic and gives a proper detail of your qualifications, skills, experience and talents. On the other hand, the cover letter is used to cater to the needs and requirements of the position in that particular company or organization. Nonetheless, both the documents complement and work together to help you in your job search. Like most other cover letters, the clerical assistant cover letter introduces you to the employer. This should further be used to show and demonstrate how you fit for the position. Include points which can grab the attention of the employer immediately. This is important because this will urge him to read the whole cover letter and also persuade him to read your resume.
The content and the format of the cover letter decide whether your letter should be read or not. Hence, make sure you know the right format and rules to write one. You may have noticed that all cover letters have three basic steps: the introduction, the body of the letter and the conclusion. Nevertheless, a cover letter should be drafted to the job post you are applying for. This shows you are serious about the job post and have done a proper research.
- As said earlier, your first paragraph should be impressive and grab the attention of the employer. It should introduce yourself and the position you are seeking. Mention where you have learned about the position.
- Highlight your accomplishments and experiences in the body of the paragraph and show them how you can prove to be an ideal candidate. Include your career goals and show that it complements to the company's goals and how you can benefit the organization.
- Further, state your interests and attributes that make you a strong candidate for the position.
- Finally, conclude your letter and state how you could meet them for an interview. Include your contact details again, so that it becomes easier for them to contact you.
The sample cover letter will show you how you can create a necessary impression upon the prospective employer.
Date: MM/ DD/ YYYY
Dear Mr. / Ms. (Employer's name),
I am interested for the position of clerical assistant in your company. I learned about the post in the advertisement (mention the source of the job vacancy). As asked, I am submitting my CV for your review.
I consider my educational background and experience to match your company's requirement for the post. I have been in this field for the last two years and know what exactly the role of a clerical assistant is. During this period of time, I was involved with managing activities such as appointments and writing reports. I was involved with telephonic activities, typing letters, sorting incoming mails and organizing mails. I was also capable of executing duties which were assigned to me and complete it within the stipulated time period. I possess good communication skills and have an excellent interpersonal skill.
If you feel I can be the right candidate for the position, do call me at (insert your contact details) or email me (mention your email address). I would appreciate if we could meet up and discuss on this matter more.
Thank you so much for your valuable time and for considering my letter.
Enclosures: Resume and Work Experience Certificate
This is one example of how to write your clerical assistant cover letter. The appearance of the letter does count and plays an important role to get you a call for an interview. Henceforth, use simple and clear words that grab the attention of the reader as well as prove that you are eligible for the position.