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Your Contact details (phone and email)
Mrs Mary Stevens
15 South Parkway
Long Island, NY 11551
Dear Mrs Stevens
In response to your job opening, please consider my resume in your search for an Administrative Assistant. I believe my background and skills closely match your job requirements and I am confident I can make a positive contribution to ABC Company.
Some of my key skills that are relevant to this opportunity include:
- over 5 years professional experience in an administrative capacity providing support and assistance to both a single department and multiple individuals throughout the company.
- in-depth experience in data management, research, report writing, developing presentations, drafting correspondence, organizing meetings and travel, event management and customer service.
- a comprehensive working knowledge of various computer applications including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access.
- an independent worker with a reputation as a resourceful problem-solver who uses her initiative and organizational skills to get the job done.
- regarded as a competent team member who is always prepared to go the extra mile
- proven ability to remain focused and self-directed in a fast paced work environment while dealing with conflicting demands
If you are looking for a motivated administrative assistant who is committed to the highest standards of work performance I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you for an in-depth discussion.
I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience, please contact me via phone or email to arrange a time and date for us to meet.
Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to speaking with you soon
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RE: Management Trainee, August 27, 2014
Dear Mr. Grable,
As a highly skilled Management Trainee, I read your posting for a new Management Trainee with interest. My experience aligns well with the qualifications you are seeking at Grables Department Store – Children’s Clothing, in particular my role as a Management Trainee at Grables Department Store – Men’s Wear, and I am certain I would make a valuable addition to a new department, so as to further my management training for your company.
With more than 9 years’ experience as a Management Trainee, I am adept in team building, inventory control, and team leadership. Moreover, while my on-the-job experience has afforded me a well-rounded skill set, including first-rate communication and analytical skills, I excel at:
- Recruitment and talent development
- Performance tracking and evaluation
- Market trend analysis
- Cost reduction
In addition to my experience and personal qualities, I have a solid educational foundation and a passion for retail management and business administration. I am extremely enthusiastic about Grable Department Stores’ focus on employee retention and lifetime partnerships and would welcome the opportunity to contribute to your management team.
Please review my attached resume for additional details regarding my expertise and abilities. I will follow up to request an appointment to discuss how my experience and background meets your needs.
Thank you for your time and consideration.