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Offline awundrin

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Receptionist Cover Letter Example
« on: May 22, 2012, 11:04:21 AM »

Receptionist cover letter example. Amend as suitable and use it with your applications.

There are no qualifications always necessary for the role of a receptionist. However, if you have GCSE English and Maths, they will be worth a mention. You may also have NVQ’s or SVQ’s and if they are in business and administration or customer service, then they will certainly be worth highlighting. Some sectors such as health, beauty and hospitality may require extra qualifications that you will need to mention, check the job description for more details of that.

Any relevant work experience will be worth a mention too. Obviously previous receptionist work will go very much in your favour. However, any job that has been customer facing will be relevant as well as office work, computer work or anything that required communication skills.

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If you do not have work experience you will need to demonstrate that you have the right personality for the job. You will need to show that you have a polite and friendly approach. You will need to be efficient and good at prioritising work as well as self-motivated and able to deal with awkward customers. It will be necessary to use a computer and possibly answer the phones and so you will need to show that you have enough IT and communication skills to be able to do this.
Receptionist Cover Letter
 <Enter date>
<Enter your full address>
Dear<enter name of person receiving application>

I am contacting you in regards to the advertisement at <enter where job listing was found> for Receptionist. I am excited about the opportunity of working as a receptionist with your organization as am familiar with it and impressed by what I have heard and read. I feel that I am the ideal candidate for this position based on my education and past experience working as a receptionist for several companies.
I am a very detail-minded person who has excellent organizational skills. As you will see when you review my CV, I have extensive background experience working in offices and as a receptionist. I am very comfortable working in a busy office environment and possess all of the necessary office skills including computer technology. In my last position at <enter company name>, I served as a receptionist inside a very busy sales department where I was responsible for scheduling meetings, answering the telephone and greeting clients.

I look forward to having the chance to sit down with you to discuss my application and qualifications in detail. Please contact me at your earliest convenience so that we can schedule an interview.
Thank you for your consideration,

<enter name>

Good luck.


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Offline NikyK

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Re: Receptionist cover letter example
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 03:30:26 PM »
Or you could try this ...

Dear Ms Taylor,

RE: Receptionist

I would like to apply for the position of Receptionist at The Beech Hotel advertised in the Luton Echo and I attach my CV for your inspection.

I am very interested in filling this position as I have had four years experience working in Reception/Administration in my previous position at Tides Reach. My duties included greeting guests, typing letters, photocopying, faxing, franking letters using the correct postage.  I also was responsible for setting up meeting rooms, operating the room booking software (including updating internet bookings) plus taking messages for managers, suppliers and clients.

I am a conscientious person who takes pride in producing high quality, accurate work and I am now looking to return to Reception/Administration work.

I am a highly adaptable person who can work under pressure- with a team or just on my own initiative. As you can see from my CV I do have the perfect skills for the position advertised and feel that I would be positive addition to your team.

I thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and do sincerely hope to hear from you as soon as is convenient to yourselves.

Yours sincerely,
« Last Edit: November 21, 2012, 08:04:46 PM by Job Hunter »

Offline lizzierobinson

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Re: Receptionist cover letter example
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 09:42:51 PM »
Start your letter with a short sentence about why you are contacting them. Even though it's obvious, it's a good intro rather than going straight into all your experience and qualifications etc.

Don't forget to finish with a nice conclusion. Just like you don't want to start abruptly, don't end abruptly either. Don't go from talking about how you can benefit the company to a simple "Yours sincerely...".

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