Staff Assistant Cover Letter

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Senior Staff Assistant Cover Letter Sample

A senior staff assistant cover letter sample like this one will help you write your own when you apply for a job in this capacity, showing that you have the necessary skills and know-how. Senior staff assistant cover letters should include specific details and references to your experience in this line of work.

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Question #1

Are you a man or a woman?

Barbara Comiskey
34 Amber Road
Any Town, USA

May 10, 20--

Mr. Les Claremont,
Hiring Manager
Winslow Brothers Paper Company
673 Billingsley Street
Any Town, USA 99999

Dear Mr. Claremont:

Your posting on states that you are currently in the market for two senior staff assistants to work with your department managers in your new company. I feel certain I am qualified to fill one of these openings as I have had four years in this role, assisting the Executive Vice President of Watson Enterprises in nearly Ridley Township with calendar management, correspondence, meeting set-ups, travel arrangements and Board of Directors meetings. My purpose in writing job search cover letters today is to gain an interview so I can find out more about this job opportunity and talk with you about how I can meet those requirements.

Would you be willing to meet for an interview at a time that is convenient for you? I'll make it work for me. If you're available please call me on my cell phone: 888-888-8888 so we can choose a date. Thank you for reviewing my cover letter and resume. I look forward to meeting you soon.


Barbara Comiskey

When Greg asked me to review his cover letter sample, I pulled out my cover letter checklist and went to town. The review was easy because he had every single item taken care of. Take a look.

My Cover Letter Checklist

Here's my handy list of what a good cover letter should achieve.

  • State the job you are seeking.
  • Tell why you're qualified for the job.
  • Show some relevant personal traits, values, or style.
  • Thank your reader.
  • Ask for or suggest an interview.
  • Refer to your attached resume.

Read Greg's cover letter to see each of these points in play.

Cover Letter Example for an Administrative Assistant Job at a University

Dear Hiring Manager,
I am truly excited to have an opportunity to apply for the Administrative Assistant position that was advertised on the XX University website.As my attached resume shows, my background includes more than eight years of international experience in high-level administrative assistant roles in France, Italy and Romania. During my three years at YY University in Romania, I worked closely with staff and faculty to:
  • Review confidential student information.
  • Assist students with registration and orientation.
  • Manage special projects.
  • Perform database entry.
  • Schedule appointments for 11 professors.

I am a believer that education is the basis of hope for bettering our society for future generations. In this spirit, I look forward to contributing to XX University's stature and reputation, as your Administrative Assistant.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Please let me know if you would like to meet in person or via phone (555-555-5555).

Greg ZZ

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