Cover Letter for Administrative Assistant

This is a cover letter by a mother re-entering the workforce after being a full-time parent for the last five years. She's now ready to get back to work as an administrative assistant.

Kim couldn't find out the name of her reader, so she started her letter with "Dear Director." This is much better than something stilted like "To whom it may concern."

Using bullet points in her first sentence, Kim makes the point that her talent for managing details is valued by her friends, family, and groups with whom she volunteers. We can picture them turning to her to figure out and organize events that involve numbers, timelines, and multitasking. Take a look!

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Kimberly Lee
101 Beach Street, #7
West Lakeland Park, AZ 12345
[email protected]

May 13, 20xx

Director of Business Development
Randall, Jerneys and Calpert Inc.
301 Stratford Drive
Tempe, AZ 12345

Dear Director,

There's a reason why:

  • Friends hand me the dinner bill to divvy up.
  • My checkbook always balances at the end of each month.
  • My three kids are never late for events.
  • Community groups look to me to organize events.

I'm a "detail person" — the kind of person you need as your administrative assistant.

For the last five years, I've handled all the scheduling, finances, and logistics for my family of five. It's time for me to get back into the corporate work force and put my organizational talents to use there.

I'll contact your Human Resources Department in the next few days to see how you or one of your associates might need administrative assistance.

Thank you!

Kimberly Lee

Enclosure: resume