48 Morning St
Reading NSW 2011
T: (02) 9999 0000
M: 0400 000 000
43 McCarthy St
Sydney NSW 2000
Dear Ms McDermott
Re: Administration Assistant position
I am writing to apply for the position of Administration Assistant at Tumblelong Books as advertised recently on SEEK.com.au.
I am a self-motivated Administration Assistant with a Certificate III in Business Administration and almost five years of office experience. I am seeking to advance my skills and experience while completing my university studies in Communications, and I’m very interested in joining the team at Tumblelong.
I am currently working as an Administration and Sales Assistant at Angst & Robins, where I perform many of the same tasks required of the Administration Assistant at Tumblelong: preparing purchase orders and invoices, updating the store’s book and email database, conducting inventory and liaising with suppliers, as well as serving customers. During my time at Angst, I have taken the initiative to improve their cataloguing system and update the customer database.
Prior to this I worked as a Receptionist at Bob’s Realty, where I performed general reception and administrative tasks as well as customer service. Through my experiences at Bob’s and at Angst I have developed my administration and customer service skills, learned to work as an integral member of a team, and maintained the highest standards of professionalism. I have also developed my computer skills, becoming familiar with company databases and honing my typing abilities.
I have strong communication and interpersonal skills, a friendly and professional manner, and an excellent command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I also have exceptional attention to detail, with an ability to prioritise and juggle multiple tasks.
As someone with a great passion for reading, I would love the opportunity to work at an iconic bookstore like Tumblelong. I would also welcome the chance to apply some of the skills I’ve learned in my communications studies to help with preparing the monthly newsletter.
My resume is attached and I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.
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1543 Elm St.
Sometown, NY 11111
Home: (555) 555-5555
1428 Main St.
Anytown, NY 12222
Dear Mr. Short:
Are you spending too much time handling administrative tasks? Would you like to free yourself from tedious detail work so you can focus on building your business? If the answer is yes, then we should speak.
I offer a five-year track record in office management and administrative support. You will benefit from my following key strengths:
- Computer expertise, with proficiency in all MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access).
- Broad-based experience covering a full spectrum of administrative duties, including executive support, office management, billing/invoicing, payroll administration, customer care, account management, database administration, document preparation, travel/meeting coordination and project/program support.
- Superior multitasking talents, with the ability to manage multiple high-priority assignments and develop solutions to challenging business problems.
- A proven reputation, with a consistent history of exemplary performance reviews and recognition for driving efficiency improvements to office systems, workflows and processes.
I am confident that if you hire me as your administrative assistant, you will have more time and energy to concentrate on growing your business. My resume is enclosed for your review, and I will follow up with you in a few days to discuss your administrative support needs. You may also call me at (555) 555-5555 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time, and have a great day.