Sample cover letter - Yukon government 1
Sample cover letter
RE: Administrative Assistant, Department of Health and Social Services
I am writing to your advertisement of the above noted position in the
Whitehorse Star, Friday, January 10, 2015. At this time in my career, I am
looking for new challenges and an opportunity to use my secretarial skills in
With reference to the qualications described in the advertisement, you will
see from the enclosed resume that I have:
• 15 years of experience in secretarial and administrative support
positions, with increasing levels of responsibility.
• Computer training and experience using Microsoft Word.
• Extensive experience in taking the initiative to organize an ofce, with
• Business Administration Diploma;
• First Nation Management Diploma;
In addition to my extensive ofce experience, I have strong communication
and organizational skills, a commitment to providing excellent customer
service, excellent administrative skills and I am able to work independently
and within a team environment. I have been recognized in my volunteer
work for my abilities to organize events and take responsibility for fund
raising activities. My broad background and experience makes me an
excellent candidate for this position.
I look forward to an opportunity to further discuss my qualications for this
position with you.
Opening: Why do you want this job?
Closing: Although the cover letter
is not required, it can bring attention
to specic important information not
found in the resume.
Body: Describe your experience
relevant to the essential qualications
of the position. Emphasize your
education, experience, skills and
personal qualities in relation to the job.
Discuss why you would be well suited
to this position.