It is proper etiquette to send a thank you letter after an interview for an administrative assistant position – nevertheless, lots of applicants ignore this critical step.
A well-written administrative assistant thank you/follow-up letter can set you apart from dozens of applicants seeking the same position.
After a series of really hard-to-judge interviews sessions, it can be difficult for a hiring manager to choose one applicant over another. The effective thank you letter gives the interviewer a subsequent chance to remind information about you.
Key Points to Remember
• Keep your thank you/follow-up letter to the point and simple
• Length: Never exceed one page
• Refer to exact points discussed in your interview. It will assist the hiring manager to remember you
• Highlight your qualifications, particularly those most pertinent to the position
• Give any additional information that was ignored during the interview or particularly requested by the interviewer
• Communicate your continued interest in the Administrative Assistant position
• If a hiring result is expected to come rapidly, email version is recommended
• Send a regular mail / USPS / snail mail letter within one day after the interview
• You may send a handwritten letter as well as a typed letter
524 Eleventh Street
New York, NY 12547
j.davis @ email . com
August 1, 2018
Ms. Sara Andrew
NYU Langone Medical Center
58 Some Street
New York, NY 19987
Dear Ms. Andrew:
I want to express my sincere appreciation to you and your energetic team for the kindness extended to me during my administrative assistant interview on July 10. I enjoyed all the angles of discussion and, consequently, more enthusiastic about the Administrative Assistant position at NYU Langone Medical Center.
I am aware of the significance of the Administrative Assistant role, and based on my skills and expertise I am confident that I can contribute effectively to your bottom line. My educational courses in administration and first-hand experience in office support arena will be an asset to NYU Langone Medical Center.
Specifically, I will bring the following attributes to your facility:
● Track record of performing all kinds of office duties including paperwork, records maintenance and general administration
● Demonstrated ability to transcribe dictation, type correspondence, and maintain office supplies
● Well-versed in managing budgets and expenditures
● Special talent for answering phones and prioritizing work
● Documented success in arranging meetings and distributing agenda
● Keen attention to detail with a high level of confidentiality and professionalism
Again, Ms. Sara Andrew, I very much grateful to you and your staff for taking out the time to talk with me about this exciting opportunity. I look forward to seeing you in the second interview.
Subject line: Thank You Message from Sara Chris (Administrative Assistant)
Mr. John Doe,
Senior Manager (Human Resources)
25 Some NE Street
Jersey City, NJ 54478
Dear Mr. Doe:
Thank you for interviewing me yesterday afternoon, Friday 10th, for the Administrative Assistant position. I enjoyed learning more regarding your company and the requirements of your administration department.
I am very enthusiastic about the position of Administrative Assistant and am particularly thrilled in relation to the opportunity to gain exposure to secretarial duties. As we discussed in the meeting, my clerical and administrative background and education will help me making a significant contribution to your organization.
Please let me know if I can provide you with any supplementary information to support my application. I look forward to speaking with you again soon.
(Electronic or scanned signatures)