Sample cover letter for a Personal Assistant role
If you are applying for a Personal Assistant position, you should make sure that you enclose a well written cover letter with your Personal Assistant CV or resume.
A great way of knowing what to include in your cover letter is to read and analyse the job advert you are replying to. Most advertised vacancies will include a job description and person specification. Make sure that you read these carefully; that you have the skills required and that you clearly highlight them in both your cover letter and your Personal Assistant CV / resume.
If you are sending out a speculative cover letter, find out as much as you can about the company. This can give you insight into what you can include in your cover letter.
What should your Personal Assistant cover letter contain?
The point of a cover letter is to introduce yourself and to get the reader to look at your CV or resume. A good cover letter should grab the reader’s attention by highlighting your skills, qualities, experience and suitability for the job in a few paragraphs. It should make the reader interested enough to read your CV / resume for more details or calling you for interview.
As a Personal Assistant you will be required to organise appointments, make travel arrangements, attend meetings and take minutes so your cover letter should clearly demonstrate your:
- Experience and qualifications
- Organisational skills
- Communication and people skills
- Diary management, shorthand and IT skills
Make sure your cover letter enhances your CV / resume by keeping it relevant and to the point.
Example of a cover letter for a Personal Assistant role
1 Any Rd
Tel: 0208 888888
E-mail: [email protected]
Anytown NLP Practitioners
1 Any Street
Dear Mr Wellman,
Job REF: 123456: Personal Assistant
I wish to apply for the position of Personal Assistant as advertised in the Anytown Gazette and on thepersonaldevelopmentcafe.com website. Please find enclosed my CV for your consideration.
As you can see, for the past ten years I was employed as Personal Assistant for Mr Highly Successful, the CEO of Anytown Global Enterprises until he sadly passed away unexpectedly. A major part of my role was looking after Mr Successful’s diary and travel management; as a consequence I am highly proficient in Microsoft Outlook and have excellent knowledge of all Microsoft Office Packages including Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint.
I can be relied upon to dress smartly, conduct myself professionally and appropriately in business and social occasions.
I strongly believe that given the opportunity I would make a positive addition to the team at Anytown NLP Practitioners as this role would utilise the skills I already possess and give me the opportunity to work in a field I am passionate about having recently qualified as an NLP practitioner.
If you require any more information I would be happy to provide it and can be contacted either by telephone on the numbers on my CV or by email abodi[@]hmail.com.
I am available for interviews at your convenience and hope to hear from you soon.
Yours sincerely,[sign here]
Before you send out your Personal Assistant cover letter, please remember how important it is to check for grammar and punctuation. Sometimes a word transposed or omitted can have a devastating effect. Just look at some of the worst CV mistakes for examples of bad grammar and punctuation.
Once you have constructed a great Personal Assistant CV covering letter that will impress, you can search for a job in your country or overseas, find the latest hairdressing jobs and start applying instantly by uploading your CV / resume online.
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