Although the qualifications for this role will vary depending on the employer it can be useful to have related qualifications and experience. You have more chance of getting the job if you have a HND or degree in secretarial studies, law, business, management, business with languages or government administration. So make sure that you mention those relevant qualifications, if you have them. Relevant experience could be as or more important.
Make sure you highlight any roles which have included administrative duties or include any of the required skills for the job. These skills are an ability to work with a team, flexibility, time management, organisational, communication, presentation, prioritising, working well under pressure, telephone, IT, meeting deadlines and project management.
Many roles include the need for these skills, so even if you were not working specifically as an administrator before, any office job could be worth a mention. Any secretarial qualification or experience could also be worth highlighting as these will be useful in the role as an administrator. Consider the type of business that you will be working for as well and mention anything of relevance to that, such as if it is with an insurance company, mention and insurance company work you have done in the past. Administrator Cover Letter
Your name here
Your Address here
Dear [Insert Name]Administrator
Position at London Office
Further to your recent advert on Learnist.org
for an Administrator last week, please find enclosed my CV.
I consider that my skills, experience and knowledge within administration are ideally suited to this vacancy.
"Effective communicator at all levels throughout the company."
Excellent communication and organisation skills developed whilst in my current administration role at [Insert Company] have allowed me to take on additional responsibility in accounts when a recent employee left the company. My duties include document management, general clerical tasks, arranging meetings, reception duties and most recently inputting accounts information.
I note from your website that the company has a passion for encouraging eco-friendly energy. This is also something which I consider is very important, and have been able to reduce the energy consumption of [Insert Company] by initiating a 'Green Policy' which has also saved the company hundreds of pounds.
In summary I believe I will bring efficiency, reliability and accuracy to your office procedures. Please refer to the accompanying CV to provide you with further details of my academic qualifications and skill sets.
Thank you for taking the time to review my application, and I look forward to hearing from you.