Cover Letter Samples for Business and Administration

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When you're applying for administrative and business jobs, one of your most important qualifications will be your communications skills. The first time they will be evaluated is when the hiring manager reviews your cover letter and resume. It's important to make that impression a good one.

Before you start writing a cover letter, take a look at administration and business cover letter examples to get an idea of how to construct a professional and effective letter that is going to sell your credentials to the hiring manager.

What to Include in the Letter

Before you start writing your cover letter, review the job posting. You'll find a list of the job qualifications that the employer is looking for. Use your cover letter to show the hiring manager that you meet those requirements. Here's how to match your qualifications to a job.

You can also include the general administrative and business skills that employers seek in the candidates they evaluate for employment opportunities.

The letter should include the following:

  • Subject line with your name and the job (email cover letter)
  • Contact Information (top of letter for printed letter, below signature for email cover letter)
  • Professional Greeting
  • Paragraph 1 - a brief introduction and why you are writing
  • Paragraphs 2 and 3 - your qualifications for the job for which you're applying
  • Closing Paragraph - appreciation for being considered for the job, and how you will follow-up if you have a contact person
  • Professional Closing
  • Signature

If you're not sure what to write, review these tips for how to write a cover letter before you get started, and a list of what to include in a cover letter.

Cover Letter Examples for Administration / Business Jobs

Review cover letter examples and then write a personalized letter that explains how your skills relate to the criteria listed in the job posting.

It's important that your letters are customized for each job you apply for, highlighting your relevant experience.

Sample Cover Letter -  Business / Administration

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Cell Phone Number
Your Email


Dear Hiring Manager,

I was excited to read about the Administrative Assistant job opening at XYZ company. I have several years of experience in a variety of fields including insurance and finance.

In addition to my extensive office experience, I have strong communication, customer service, and administrative skills. My broad background makes me an excellent candidate for this position.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you to arrange an interview.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

More Samples:

Cover Letter Templates and Formats

Templates you can personalize to write your own cover letters when submitting job applications.

Administration / Business Resume Examples
When you are preparing to apply for jobs, it's helpful to look at resume examples, as well as cover letters, for your occupation. Review sample administration / business resumes including human resources, consulting, marketing, public relations, management and more resume examples.

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Please Note: These samples are provided for guidance only. The provided information, including samples and examples, is not guaranteed for accuracy or legality. Letters and other correspondence should be edited to fit your personal situation.

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