Receptionist Cover Letter Examples

Reception staff in hotel
Alistair Berg

Receptionists answer phone calls, provide general office support, and perform basic administrative responsibilities. When visitors arrive at a company, they are greeted by receptionists. Receptionists also typically answer the general information line at a company and connect callers to the appropriate person or answer general questions. 

Receptionists are often a visitor or client's first point of contact with the company, so it is important for people in the role to make a strong, positive impression.

Good manners and the ability to answer questions clearly are necessary attributes for this role. If you are applying for a job as a receptionist, emphasize these skills, and other common receptionist skills, in your cover letter. As well, personalize the letter to include any specific details called for in the job description. 

The following are examples of cover letters for a receptionist — use these letters as inspiration when writing your own cover letter. Also see below for more general cover letter samples, and tips for emailing a cover letter and resume.

Sample Cover Letter for a Receptionist Position — Hard Copy 

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


Dear Hiring Manager,

I am interested in the receptionist job opening at ABC company. I have several years of receptionist experience, including working in a busy work environment with multiple phone lines and a large professional staff.

In addition to my extensive receptionist experience, I have strong communication, customer service, office, and administrative skills. I have experience with a variety of software programs, including Microsoft Office and QuickBooks.

My background and skills make 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 

Your Typed Name

Sample Cover Letter for a Receptionist Position — Emailed 

Subject line: Reception Position at Gentle Dental - Jason Martinez 

Dear Ms. Rathbarn, 

I'm writing to apply for the receptionist position at Gentle Dental, which I saw advertised on I believe that my positive and professional attitude, as well as my experience working as a receptionist in other medical offices, makes me an ideal match for this position.

For the past five years, I've worked at Medical Office, where I've greeted patients, scheduled appointments, and answered patients' questions over the phone. My communication skills are strong, and I'm also skilled at assisting patients who are frustrated by long waits or insurance confusion. As well, I pride myself on keeping doctors' days running smoothly, and problem-solving when unexpected issues arise. 

Please see my attached resume for more information on my work history, and do not hesitate to be in touch with any questions.

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you. 


Jason Martinez

Related: List of Receptionist Skills | Receptionist Resume Example

How to Send an Email Cover Letter
If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message. Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation.

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