Administration assistant sample cover letter

This free sample cover letter for an administration assistant has an accompanying administration assistant sample resume and sample administration assistant job advertisement to help you put together a winning job application.

Penny Chapman
48 Morning St
Reading NSW 2011
T: (02) 9999 0000
M: 0400 000 000
E: [email protected]


Hattie McDermott
General Manager
Tumblelong Books
43 McCarthy St
Sydney NSW 2000

Dear Ms McDermott

Re: Administration Assistant position

I am writing to apply for the position of Administration Assistant at Tumblelong Books as advertised recently on

I am a self-motivated Administration Assistant with a Certificate III in Business Administration and almost five years of office experience. I am seeking to advance my skills and experience while completing my university studies in Communications, and I’m very interested in joining the team at Tumblelong.

I am currently working as an Administration and Sales Assistant at Angst & Robins, where I perform many of the same tasks required of the Administration Assistant at Tumblelong: preparing purchase orders and invoices, updating the store’s book and email database, conducting inventory and liaising with suppliers, as well as serving customers. During my time at Angst, I have taken the initiative to improve their cataloguing system and update the customer database.

Prior to this I worked as a Receptionist at Bob’s Realty, where I performed general reception and administrative tasks as well as customer service. Through my experiences at Bob’s and at Angst I have developed my administration and customer service skills, learned to work as an integral member of a team, and maintained the highest standards of professionalism. I have also developed my computer skills, becoming familiar with company databases and honing my typing abilities.

I have strong communication and interpersonal skills, a friendly and professional manner, and an excellent command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I also have exceptional attention to detail, with an ability to prioritise and juggle multiple tasks.

As someone with a great passion for reading, I would love the opportunity to work at an iconic bookstore like Tumblelong. I would also welcome the chance to apply some of the skills I’ve learned in my communications studies to help with preparing the monthly newsletter.

My resume is attached and I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.

Yours sincerely,

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Penny Chapman

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