2. Rouse Interest
Rouse the hiring manager's Interest in the second paragraph of your letter by explaining what
makes you uniquely qualified for the position. For example:
"I have five years of experience working as an Executive Secretary at a local
"I have recently graduated from a local community college with a certificate in Office
3. Create Desire
State how you are qualified for the position by mentioning three or four of your major
accomplishments. For example:
"I know how to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations using the latest
Microsoft Office software"
"I have excellent people skil ls and am able to communicate clearly and get along well
with my coworkers, colleagues, supervisors and clients.
I can manage calendars, book travel, and schedule facilities and equipment.
I have served as a lead for managing a number of small projects.
Don't be afraid to ask the hiring manager for a job interview. Close your letter with one of the
I would love to interview for your Administrative Assistant position. You can reach
me anytime at 408-555-1212.
"I would like to interview for your Receptionist position. I hope you won't mind if I
call in a few days to see that you received my resume and to schedule an interview."