Be sure you use the proper cover letter format to make your cover letter readable and professional.

Personal assistant cover letter sample (text format)

[Today’s Date]

 

 

[Contact Person’s Name]

 

123 Cotham Road
Bristol
BS6 6SJ
0116 123 082
contact.person@gmail.com

Dear [Mr/Ms/Mx] [Contact Person’s Name],

I was thrilled to learn that ARGC are looking for a Personal Assistant on Glassdoor. My extensive experience managing schedules, travel arrangements, and a wide range of other administrative tasks makes me a perfect fit for this role.

In my current role at Red Ribbon Asset Management, I manage all internal communications as well as correspondence with external stakeholders. This includes preparing reports and handling research projects. Additionally, I assist the CEO in staff supervision, work quality assessments, and ensuring projects were being completed within budget and to company standards.

My track record as an innovative and methodical worker would make me an excellent fit for the team at ARGC. Processes I implemented at Techquarters brought about a 30% reduction in email response times and a 20% increase in team productivity. Furthermore, I was commended by senior management for my seamless efficiency in managing day-to-day tasks and travel itineraries as well as my consistent thoroughness in preparing paperwork and PowerPoint presentations.

Lastly, I would consider it a thrilling opportunity to bring my skillset to an organisation like ARGC, whose efforts towards educating young people and their parents about online safety and digital citizenship is doing an invaluable service to communities across the UK.

To set up an interview, you can reach me any weekday via email (your.name@gmail.com) or phone (07789 135 476).

Thank you for considering my application.

Sincerely,

Your Name


How to write an impressive personal assistant cover letter

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a cover letter in a way that makes you seem like the best candidate for the job.

Most PA job adverts ask for strong communication skills, IT skills, and some form of higher education, such as a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Your personal assistant cover letter is the best place to demonstrate those skills and the other qualifications you need to do the job.

Here are three tips to help you write a PA cover letter that compels the employer to call you in for an interview.

1. Address the employer’s needs in your introduction

As the first part of the cover letter that the employer reads, your cover letter introduction is the place to demonstrate that you can meet the employer’s specific needs.

Start your personal assistant cover letter by stating:

  • who you are
  • what your experience is
  • one or two specific benefits you’ll bring as a PA

Here’s a personal assistant cover letter introduction that hits all those points:

A personal assistant cover letter introduction example with a blue background. The text specifies who the applicant is, their personal assistant experience, and the benefit of hiring them for the specific job.
Writing a targeted introduction will help grab the employer’s attention.

2. Showcase a diverse skill set

Demonstrate your readiness to take on the job’s key responsibilities by highlighting relevant skills in your cover letter.

Your cover letter should expand on the skills you mentioned in your personal assistant CV by giving specific examples of how you’ve used your skills in previous jobs.

To describe multiple achievements without writing more than the appropriate length for a cover letter format key achievements in a bulleted list.

An example bulleted list taken from from a personal assistant cover letter. The list has a blue background, and it showcases three different professional skills.
Include examples in your bullets to make them more convincing.

3. Finish with a strong concluding statement

End your cover letter by emphasising your specific interest in the personal assistant job you’re applying for. Research the employer and look for shared values, goals, or interests.

Be clear about what made you want to bring your administrative skill set to this specific employer, and they’ll be much more likely to trust you with the job’s responsibilities.


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Seb Morgan

Seb Morgan is a Career Counsellor for CV Genius, where he helps job seekers and professionals get more out of their careers. With over 7 years of experience in business and lifestyle journalism, he's written for a stack of careers-focused publications, including Oxbridge Home Learning, Study International, theHRDirector, and Employee Benefit News, and his expertise includes skill development, interview preparation, and CV and cover letter writing. West Midlands born and raised, Seb has since lived, worked, and studied in 4 countries across 2 continents. He speaks 4 languages and has survived job interviews in 3 of them. He currently also freelances as a travel and culture writer. Reach him at [sebastian] @ [cvgenius.com] or via LinkedIn.