Administrative Assistant Cover Letter Samples 2013 Nba

The two cover letters on this page are for an administrative assistant and executive assistant. Both applicants are seeking a managerial position. These cover letters have been written based on real resume samples hosted on our website.

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  1. Administrative Assistant Cover Letters
  2. Executive Assistant Cover Letters

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Administrative Assistant Cover Letters

The cover letters below are based on the resume example on the left. Click on the image of the resume to get tips on how to write a resume that supports your cover letter.

The cover letters below include three bullet points that highlight the applicant’s past work experience. Download the template pack below and use the samples to help you customize your own cover letter.

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[Today’s Date]

[341 Company Address

Company City, State, xxxxx

(xxx)xxx-xxxx

hiring.manager@gmail.com]

Dear Mr./Ms./Mrs. [Hiring Manager’s Name],

Please accept my enclosed application for the position of at [Company Name]. Having read through your job description, I am thrilled to be applying for this position as my 6 years of experience and skillset match the requirements you’re looking for.

At my current company, Redford & Sons, I am valued by the CEO and his staff as a critical support pillar for the team, keeping meetings, papers, travel arrangements, and office items organized at all times. I have spearheaded the effort to “go digital” for almost all planning and paperwork, increasing office efficiency to the point of saving $3,000 per year in contracted labor expenses. Allow me to highlight three bullet points from my resume that I believe demonstrate why I am the perfect candidate for this position:

  • Trained two assistants during a period of company expansion to ensure attention to detail and adherence to company policy
  • Maintain utmost discretion when dealing with sensitive topics
  • Typed documents such as correspondence, drafts, memos, and emails, and prepared 3 reports weekly for management.

My resume goes into more detail about my daily job duties and achievements during my tenure as an administrative assistant at two companies. However, I believe that these bullet points demonstrate that I have the ability to perform the major duties, and train others in how to perform in this role effectively, should the need arise.

I would love to have to opportunity to join the team at [Company Name] and use my skills to create an efficient and stress free office environment for your executives. I believe I can meet and exceed the expectations you have for this role. I look forward to speaking more with you about my candidacy. Feel free to contact me at any time.

Best,

[Your Name]

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Executive Assistant Cover Letters

The cover letters below are based on the executive assistant resume example on the left. Click on the image of the resume to get tips on how to write a resume that supports your cover letter.

The executive assistant cover letters below discuss the applicant’s skills that match the employer’s specific job requirements. Download a template style — Park, Elegant, or Classic — and begin customizing it to match your resume.

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[Today’s Date]

[341 Company Address

Company City, State, xxxxx

(xxx)xxx-xxxx

hiring.manager@gmail.com]

Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. [Hiring Manager’s Name],

Please accept my enclosed application for the position of executive assistant. I found your job posting on [Website Name], and I’m pleased to say that my skills match your requirements perfectly. According to your job posting, you need an experienced executive assistant who can schedule meetings, prepare agendas, and take care of daily issues without supervision.

In my current role as an executive assistant at PaxWay Incorporated, I handle all of these duties, and more, with great capability. Allow me to point to three bullet points from my resume that demonstrate both my abilities and achievements:

  • Perform a variety of accounting activities, such as preparing between 10-20 check requests, expense reports, purchase orders, and invoices a week
  • Handled all domestic and international travel reservations, cutting company’s travel expenses by 12%
  • Organized 3+ monthly meetings and their logistical elements (scheduling, preparing the facility, organizing handouts and/or binders for attendees, etc.)

I also spearheaded the movement to “go digital,” which has proven to be a significant efficiency boon for the company. I am frequently praised for my ability to handle complex tasks and solve problems without requesting input, but also maintain an awareness of when input may be desired. In short, as an executive assistant, I am efficient, attentive, and competent. Finally, I have all the basic skills necessary for the role. I type at 80WPM, am familiar with CRM systems, and have a mastery of the MS Office Suite.

I am eagerly anticipating having a follow up conversation with you about how I can help make the lives of your company executives easier. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Best,

[Your Name]

Application

I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at NBA (New York, NY) in May 2013.

Interview

A very thorough interview process--by far the most rigorous one I underwent throughout my job hunt.

I began by submitting resume, cover letter and writing sample. I heard back from the company about three weeks after the deadline by email, informing me of an initial phone screen.

The first interview was a behavioral interview with an HR manager, with questions such as "Tell me about a time you struggled." I heard back 5 weeks later about a second interview.

Round 2 was more lax. It was conducted by two NBA team members: the head of HR and a current associate. They asked me questions about my resume, experience and interest in the NBA.

One week later I heard back from the NBA, inviting me for a final round in NYC. This one involved a 7-minute PowerPoint presentation explaining why one is an excellent candidate (delivered in front of a 8-10 person panel), a panel interview by these same people, a written case study and a quiz about the NBA. If you specified fluency in a language, they will conduct an interview in that language to test your proficiency. At the time I also had to complete and pass a background check.

Less than a week later I received a phone call with the final status notification. Though the process was intense, I enjoyed meeting many people at the company who were all nice and passionate about their work.

Interview Questions

  • Given your background in a different field, why the NBA?   Answer Question
NBA 2013-05-16 07:50 PDT

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