As a general rule of thumb, whenever you email a resume for administrative assistant position to an employer, you should write a compelling cover letter in the body of email. It should consist of 3 paragraphs:

First paragraph: State your enthusiasm, keen interest, where you learned about the employer and position and how can you contribute to the prospective organization’s mission.

Second Paragraph: Highlight your most relevant skills, interests, and experiences that relate to the employer’s requirements. If possible, indicate any achievements in the administration field.

Third Paragraph: Restate your interest in the administrative assistant position, request an interview, give your contact information and tell about the steps you would take to follow-up.

A well-written and effective cover letter should emphasize on your skills and experience and convince an employer to interview you. Need more help? See and customize the following sample in order to make an email cover letter for Administrative Assistant Resume.


Administrative Assistant Email Cover Letter Sample


Subject: Re: Administrative Assistant (Position ID 35211)

Email Body:

December 14, 2014

Mr. John Doe
Senior Manager Human Resources
TelePacific Communications
543 Some Street
San Diego, CA 85532


Dear Mr. Doe:

I came across your advertisement for the position of Administrative Assistant posted on and want to apply for the same. My related work experience, strong work ethic, eager attitude, high attention to detail and communication skills make me a perfect candidate for this position.

For almost three years, I have been working as Administrative Assistant at ABC Company. Through my experience, I developed expertise in managing meetings and calenders, arranging travels, taking minutes of meetings, preparing checks for daily deposits, mailing forms to customers, and preparing correspondence using Microsoft Office Suite. I never vacillate to go above and beyond of what is predictable of me.

As an enthusiastic Administrative Assistant, I’d welcome the chance to meet with you and to talk regarding my qualifications and administration skills in detail. I will call you next week to inquire about whether you need further information. In the interim, I can be reached at (009) 999-9999. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Sara Michael

Resume attached in doc format (Sara-Resume.doc)