If you’re good at managing or working with difficult personalities, highlight that skill.
You’re going to face a lot of situations that need to be dealt with immediately.
It is with great interest that I respond to your recent advertisement in XYZ for an Executive Assistant.
I am enthusiastic about the scope of the position and I am confident that my experience and abilities closely match your criteria.
Assistants are often responsible for a lot of office-wide communication, and may be responsible for answering incoming calls or responding to some customer emails.
How well you communicate in these situations reflects directly on your boss.You’ll need to be able to write articulately and speak firmly and confidently.Your cover letter is a great place to showcase the former; the latter should come out in an interview.Administrative assistants are essential parts of day-to-day operations in many companies -- they work schedules like puzzles, act as a conduit between the boss(es) and everyone trying to gain access to the boss(es), plan events, communicate initiatives to the broader office, take care of the nitty gritty of documentation, and keep the logistical ship in order so that everything runs smoothly. Most of the coordination work of an office, be it purchasing supplies, searching for event vendors, or handling a schedule, falls to administrative assistants, so what employers are really looking for is a master organizer who never makes mistakes.Often an entry level position, the administrative assistant position can lead to a career in operations or project management. Prove you’ve got this by turning in a typo-free resume and cover letter that highlights any experience you have turning chaos into order.If you didn’t take typing in school, you’ll need to brush up your skills so that you can quickly respond to emails, edit documents, and take notes.There are a number of free typing courses available online.Use the list of strengths to identify your own strengths.This executive assistant job description will help you understand the skills employers look for in an executive assistant.Please allow me to highlight my skills as they relate to your stated requirements.I believe I can make a positive contribution to your company and I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you for an in-depth discussion.