Secretary Cover Letter Sample

Secretaries have a range of duties depending on the workplace. However, generally they are in charge of keeping offices running smoothly by performing a mix of administrative and low-level management tasks. They usually work to answer telephones and e-mail correspondence, and manage filing systems. They may also sort mail, organize meetings and coordinate inter-office communications.

Training and schooling requirements are different from one company to another. Graduates from a high school diploma or equivalent are all that is needed, while in others, actual secretarial certifications or degrees are preferred. Previous office or commercial work experience will be helpful too. Importantly, a secretary needs to have good IT and administrative skills. Here are more needed skills to be able to work as this position:

  • Team working skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management
  • Communication skills

Are you about to apply for a secretary position? Make sure to create standing cover letter out from the crowd. Use your skills as really unique points of difference to hit the hiring manager. Reflect your background in the field and convey the ability hat you have to help the employer with organizational activities, phone/email correspondence, and word processing tasks and including anything else required in the job opening description. Here is a simple sample you can copy:

Carly Simon
213 Fortuitous Road
Fortune City, AL 32136
Home: (787) 787-7878
Cell: (123) 765-2543

September 4, 2014

Mr. Sam Kirkland
Fortune City Law Firm
2343 Telebaker Avenue
Fortune City, USA 32136

Dear Mr. Kirkland:

I saw the secretary job openings you posted in the local paper. I got excited when reviewing the job descriptions which included: taking phone calls, responding to email, filing, organizing, and all other secretarial tasks. I have seven years of experience in all of these areas, and my goal for writing this letter is to convey my qualifications and desire to fill one of the positions.

I was a secretary for the office manager at Construction For Hire, LLC in Jamesville most recently. I’d very much like to join the Fortune City Law Firm if the positions are still available and you agree my skill set is a good fit for one of them.

Can we set up a meeting to discuss how my skills can benefit the company, and so I can learn more about what you expect from employees?

Please call me: (123) 765-2543, so we can arrange a time that works with your schedule.

Thank you for reviewing this letter and my resume. I look forward to meeting you.


Carly Simon

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