Willingness to learn is perhaps the best thing that you can portray in a cover letter, especially when you have had no previous experience in a particular field.
The “no experience” part of a cover letter is not the problem – showing that you are ready to learn and contribute to the mission and vision of an organization is essential.
As a first-time cover letter writer, your first question will probably be how do I do this?
The answer to this is simple – do what you deem best. Remember that you are your own best judge and critic and it is up to you to impress the employer with information on how you “rock.”
Cover letters are grand avenues to get your point across to potential employers who don’t know you from Adam but would like to because they need your services. They are almost at the same level of a disadvantage as you are.
Living up to the employer’s expectations is not all that scary if you know some of what is expected of you. Even without experience, you can write a cover letter that suits the “fine dining” tastes of a potential employer.
For an entry-level administrative assistant position, here is a cover letter that will interest you:
Sample Cover Letter With No Experience but Willing to Learn
586 West Street #33
Cleveland, OH 64021
January 7, 2022
Mr. Craig Banner
633 S 87th Street
Cleveland, OH 42417
Dear Mr. Banner:
As a recent business graduate of Cleveland College, I would like to offer my services as an Administrative Assistant at Bates Inc. With a high willingness to learn, and eagerness to efficiently contribute to a busy office, I am sure that my enthusiasm will convince you to hire me immediately.
Self-confident, adaptable, organized, and dependable are four words that describe me perfectly. Some of the major areas where I excel include:
• Responding to inquiries over the telephone and email, and in-person, politely and professionally.
• Creating and maintaining both paper and electronic filing systems following regulatory standards.
• Preparing and modifying documents including official correspondence, reports, drafts, and memos.
By meeting me in person, you will be able to gauge my strengths in administrative work in a more profound manner. I will contact you after the weekend to see if you have an open timeslot when we can meet. In the interim, you may call me at (000) 258-6525 if you require further information regarding my suitability for the job.
Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.