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Include These General Assistant Skills
- Administrative support/assistance
- Calendar management
- Inventory control
- General reception
- Customer service
- Filing systems
- Task prioritization
- Project coordination
A sample cover letter for a strong candidate for a General Assistant position is shown below.
Dear Ms. Blacke:
Upon learning of your posting for a General Assistant, I hastened to submit my resume for your review. As a highly organized and motivated professional prepared to excel in providing key administrative support to advance Inkosi’s goals, I am prepared to significantly contribute to your objectives in this position.
From facilitating special projects and greeting clients to maintaining filing systems and collaborating effectively with cross-functional staff, my background has positioned me to excel in this role. With a talent for prioritizing tasks, along with my excellent oral and written communication skills, I offer you dedication to your organization’s mission as well as a commitment to driving your success through vital administrative support.
Highlights of my experience include…
Providing comprehensive administrative support within fast-paced office environments, skillfully handling tasks such as scheduling, inventory stocking, basic accounting tasks, document drafting, phone reception, and mail distribution.
Initiating and implementing improved processes and procedures—including a new method for preparing package shipments’to boost efficiency.
Communicating directly and professionally with customers while providing a courteous, knowledgeable, and friendly level of service.
Excelling at balancing multiple tasks while demonstrating top-level organization, interpersonal, and problem-solving abilities.
My abilities in general office administration and organization are strong, and I am confident my additional strengths will easily translate to your environment. The chance to offer more insight into my qualifications would be most welcome.
Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Robert N. Clapp