This sample cover letter was sent to Ms. Harriman, an external recruiter (a recruiter who works for a recruitment agency who may represent more than one company). The job seeker, Foster, is an Administrative Professional who is open to a range of job possibilities. By sending his resume to an external recruiter, he is casting a wide net in hopes that Ms. Harriman will respond with several job openings.
Written in hardcopy format, this cover letter was attached to Foster's cover email, along with his resume. His cover email was the exact same letter without the heading, date, and inside address.
Cover Letter Sample for an Administrative Professional
123 Hudson Drive, Apt. 3
Willows Neck, NY 12345
June 2, 20xx
Ms. Irene Harriman
First Rate Recruiting
123 Fourth Street
Winchester, MA 12345
Dear Ms. Harriman,
Your clients may need an administrative professional or office manager who can handle a wide range of details. As a career administrative assistant, I have worked in large and small offices within government, nonprofit, and corporate organizations. As you can imagine, I have juggled countless details to facilitate smooth operations in these situations.
Please consider me for any positions you represent that focus on working with diverse groups of people, either co-workers or customers. I speak Spanish fluently and enjoy a culturally integrated workplace.
My resume is attached. Thank you for reviewing it.