If you are applying for a Receptionist position you should make sure that you enclose a well written Receptionist cover letter with your CV or resume.

A great way of knowing what to include in your cover letter is to read and analyse the job advert that you are replying to.

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.

sample receptionist cover letter

What should your Receptionist cover letter contain?

The point of a cover letter is to introduce yourself and to get the reader to look at your CV.

A good cover letter should grab the reader’s attention by highlighting your skills, qualities, experience and suitability for the job in 3 or 4 paragraphs.

It should make the reader interested enough to read your CV / resume for more details.

Your Receptionist cover letter should give brief examples of:

  • Previous experience in a reception role or a relevant position.  (Use transferable skills if necessary)
  • Your ability to work under pressure and manage changing priorities
  • Working as an efficient, reliable and flexible team member
  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with a wide range of people
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Proven IT skills, (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Outlook and other relevant systems
  • Your qualifications

Make sure your cover letter enhances your CV / resume by keeping it relevant and to the point.  Check it yourself, then get someone you trust to check it again for spelling and grammar.

Sample Receptionist Cover Letter


40 Any Rd


Mobile: 077 777777

E-mail: abodi@hmail.com

Mr F Rought

1 Any Street


Today’s date

Dear Mr Rought,

Re:  Vacant post of Receptionist

I wish to apply for the position of Receptionist as advertised on Indeed and thepdcafe.com website.

As you can see from my enclosed CV, I:

  • possess excellent organisational and communication skills, both face-to-face, on the telephone and via email
  • am able to use my initiative to answer queries and solve any problems
  • possess excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office and email
  • have very good knowledge of using online booking systems

My role as a Receptionist at Anytown Law, made me fully aware of the importance of being part of a team.  Working in a busy practice required flexibility and the ability to use my own initiative in order to ensure the practice ran efficiently.

I am trustworthy, courteous, helpful and tactful with the ability to work with people on all levels in a diplomatic, professional manner.

I believe I would make a great addition to your front of house team and am available for interviews at your convenience.  If you require any more information I would be happy to provide it and can be contacted either by telephone or by email abodi@hmail.com.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

[sign here]



Once you have constructed a great Receptionist CV covering letter that will impress, search for a job in your country or overseas.

You can find the latest receptionist jobs online and start applying instantly by uploading your CV / resume online.

Before you send out your cover letter, please remember :

  • to make sure you have attached your CV
  • how important it is to check for grammar and punctuation

Sometimes a word transposed or left out can have a devastating effect. Just look at some of the worst CV mistakes for examples of bad grammar and punctuation.

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A great way of preparing for your Receptionist interview is by getting a list of interview questions for a Receptionist role.

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