Two Easy Tricks to Make Your Administrative Resume Cover Letter Stand out

Two Easy Tricks to Make Your Administrative Resume Cover Letter Stand out

I don’t usually send my administrative resume cover letter by email. It doesn’t matter if it worked before. You may ask why. The reader doesn’t feel the same. It can also be lost in junk email or accidentally deleted. Here’s what I found to be effective.

I stand out in my resume and cover letter for two reasons. I have references and experience to back me up and I personally deliver the copy. Extra work? It is extra work, but the results are worth it. I understand that we live in an age of convenience, but I also know that they are going to hire someone and they want to see that when they look at my resume.

My administrative resume cover letters will reflect my experience. I have been working as an administrative assistant for 5 years. I’m familiar with the job. Since I’ve been shifted from person to person, I have learned how to deal with different personalities and expectations. In my administrative cover letters, I have found that it is best to address these points in a way that makes the letter unique to the reader.

If I were you, I would never send a generic email. When I did that I rarely got an interview. You don’t seem to stand out in my opinion when you use the standard “Dear Sir or Madam. Thank you for reviewing my resume.” , , … and so on. All the same format. It’s because it’s not unique. I have had better results when writing a customized letter.

To start off my administrative cover letters, I plan out briefly the main points that I want to make sure the reader gets. It is very helpful to use my cover letter guide and tailor the letter to the industry. It helps me to connect with the reader using a language they are familiar with. Then I research the industry and see if it’s related to my previous work. I then follow up by saying something like, “When you look at paragraph 2 of resume, you will see that I worked on a particular account while I was working for wherever” “which has prepared me well to take this position you are offering.” Create a visual, and then deliver the letter in person. You can personalize the letter by talking to the person doing the hiring.

Since many employers now ask you to send your resume and cover letters via email, I would also do this but deliver a simple copy of my resume cover letter in person. It’s great to email it but shaking the person’s hands is even better. It was very helpful to me to help us both put a name to the letter.

The same day that I arrived, I would thank the person for their time. In the event I met the person in person, I would also express my gratitude. If I did not, I would send a note stating that I was there for a personal delivery and they were not available.

Emailing has been convenient for me. While emailing is convenient, getting the job worth the extra effort is more important.

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