Sample cover letter for an office manager
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1414 Northwest Drive
Sometown, NJ 55555
Phone: (555) 555-5555
Mr. Jorge Matthews
ABC123 Retail Company
1414 Park Avenue West
Sometown, NJ 55555
Dear Mr. Matthews:
As an avid ABC123 Retail Company customer, I was excited to find your advertisement on Monster.com for an office manager for your new district headquarters. I couldn’t wait to submit my resume, which is enclosed for your review.
I currently serve as office manager for a busy financial services firm (XYZ Company), where I supervise a team of 12 employees and coordinate all office functions. My strengths in improving office systems and building a top-performing clerical team have earned repeated commendations and formal recognition from the company CEO.
Your new headquarters would benefit from my administrative and managerial skills. I offer:
- Ten years of experience leading front- and back-office administration and serving as a trusted assistant to senior executives;
- Well-honed office management skills, including hiring and supervising clerical staff; scheduling, calendaring and event planning; preparing reports; administering records management systems; and developing Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations;
- The ability to anticipate executives’ needs, follow through on all details and tactfully handle sensitive situations; and
- Computer proficiency, including a solid foundation in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access), Lotus Notes and QuickBooks.
I am confident that I would be able to organize and manage your new headquarters to create a smooth-running office. If you agree that my qualifications and passion for your company would make me a strong addition to your team, please call me at (555) 555-5555 or email email@example.com to set up a meeting. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.
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UPDATE: Everyone but us thinks this girl's cover letter is a terrible example of what to do when applying to an investment bank. We think she's impressive (and so did Citi and Bank of America, who asked her to come in for an interview) but we don't work at an i-bank. So listen to them, not us.
Here's a critique from a former analyst:
This is so weird. First of all -- the background is bizarre. Second, the typos and stuff look bad. Third, I think it's a cop out so she could avoid writing an impressive cover letter. Also, the little pictures are horrible.
I can see she was taking a risk and trying to get some attention, which can never hurt, but it's just so weird. She should have better powerpoint skills too.
Earlier: An applicant to Citi's first year analyst program recently sent an incredible cover letter to the firm - an 11-page powerpoint presentation on why she should get the job.
It's simple, easy to read, and it's attention-grabbing.
On top of that, her skills are more impressive than her presentation. She's got a good GPA, she's a CFA level-2 candidate. She studies (and aces) Mandarin (we suspect she's Chinese). And she clearly knows what she's applying for.
First year analysts usually have to make TONS of Powerpoint presentations for their bosses, which her powerpoint shows she'd be good at. Plus, everyone in banking is obsessed with China right now, so guess what she chose for the background of her presentation. Bamboo tree branches to play up her Chinese skills.
Apparently, it worked. According to Dealbreaker, she's been asked to come in for an interview, and after reading it, we're not surprised.
Word is she also applied to Bank of America and "several" other firms, all of which asked for interviews.
UPDATE: A commenter (below) thinks it's a fake. We don't, but of course it's a possibility.
(Do note her few typos/grammar idiosyncracies, like "I'd appreciate if you would talk a look." We think it's just her imperfect English, not a careless mistake. Clearly no one cares.)
Embedded below is the powerpoint included in her introductory email, which is below, courtesy of Dealbreaker.
I'm here to apply for Investment Banking Analyst position in Citi, my dream job in dream company. I'm graduating business school in Dec 2010, so I can start work in January 2011. My cover letter and resume are attached and I will appreciate it very much if you could do me favor to talk a look or forward them to other hiring managers.
Cover Letter Citi