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Cover letter for a receptionist (5 samples)

Amanda Knowles

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This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a receptionist.”

Examples of receptionist cover letters

To get a receptionist position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a receptionist cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you're interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Receptionist cover letter”

“Dear [Mr./Mrs./Ms.] [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I’m writing this cover letter regarding the open receptionist position at [Company Name]. With nine years of experience as a receptionist and numerous achievements over the course of my career, I’m confident that my skills and experience make me the perfect candidate for this position.

I noticed in your job posting that you emphasized the need for candidates with analysis, savings, organizational efficiency, and planning skills. While my resume goes into finer detail regarding my full work history and skills, I think it’s worth re-emphasizing my major achievements during my career as a receptionist, which happen to match the skill set you are looking for exactly:

Researched and recovered $10k in undue payments from past erroneous billings, earning an award from upper management.

Coordinated lower cost travel routes for 10 sales representatives, cutting expenses by 47%.

Followed up with existing customers and prospective clients, securing 14% in new accounts.

Throughout my tenure at both Stern Real Estate and AMC Corporation, I have been lauded as a consummate professional, a hard worker, and an exceedingly competent employee that requires little to no supervision. I am careful to double and triple-check all items related to expenditures and company planning and maintain strict confidentiality with regard to sensitive items. Finally, I possess a warm and pleasant personality that makes me not only easy to work with, but also reflects well on the company as we receive clients and customers.

I am looking forward to discussing this position with you in more detail. I am certain that my qualifications and experience will allow me to meet exceed the expectations you have for the receptionist role in [Company Name]. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]”

Sample 2: “Receptionist cover letter”

“Madelynn Wilkinson

08/05/14

City, State, Zip Code

Home: 000-000-0000

email@email.com

Mary Anne Flax

Company Name

City, State, Zip Code

000-000-0000

RE: People-oriented Receptionist needed!

Dear Ms. Flax,

It is my goal to work with a team that shares my dedication to growth and advancement, so it is with great excitement that I forward my application for the position of Receptionist with Company Name With more than 10 years of experience in administrative support positions, I will bring a passion for problem-solving and an expertise for innovation through teamwork. Here are some of the many strengths I can leverage to advance Company Name’s mission:

Undergraduate education in Information Technology from the Shoreheights Collegiate Institute of Technology and Computer Sciences

A strong reputation for driving productivity by leveraging excellent front-office management skills, while maintaining strong working relationships with all team members and clients

Dexterity with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Professional

My solid educational foundation, commitment, and experience as a Receptionist are outlined on the attached resume. I look forward to the opportunity to learn more about this opportunity and to discuss how I can contribute my strengths at Company Name

Thank you for taking the time to review my credentials and experience.

Sincerely,

Madelynn Wilkinson”

Sample 3: “Receptionist cover letter”

“Dear Mr. Holland:

Upon learning of your posting for a Front Desk Receptionist, I felt compelled to submit my resume for your consideration. As a highly organized and personable professional with more than seven years of reception and general administrative support experience, I am prepared to significantly contribute to your goals and objectives in this role.

I bring to the table excellent experience providing key office support while greeting and scheduling customers and maximizing efficiency and productivity. From managing multi-line phone systems and resolving customer inquiries to scheduling appointments and providing outstanding customer service, I excel at prioritizing tasks, collaborating with staff, and implementing highly effective organizational processes.

Highlights of my experience include…

Performing comprehensive receptionist responsibilities—including phone management, correspondence, and scheduling—while ensuring seamless front desk operations.

Handling high-volume phone lines, efficiently and accurately routing up to 160 calls each day.

Greeting customers upon arrival, ensuring prompt attention and providing a consistently superior level of service and support.

Expertise in balancing multiple tasks while providing top-level organization and communication skills.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and skilled in the usage of various office equipment and machinery.

My skills in front desk reception and support prepare me to excel in this role, and I am confident my additional strengths will render me an immediate asset to your office team. The chance to offer more insight into my qualifications would be appreciated.

Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely,

Carol R. Hurwitz”

Sample 4: “Receptionist cover letter”

“Madison Garcia

1 Main Street

New Cityland, CA 91010

Cell: (555) 322-7337

E-Mail: example-email@example.com

Dear Ms. Williams,

I write in response to your ad seeking a Receptionist at Commercial Interior Design. As a highly competent Receptionist, I would bring a professional, friendly, and enthusiastic attitude to this role.

In my most recent position, I maintained an exceedingly functional work space while managing the reception area at the New Cityland Sentinel. I have a knack for problem solving and work well independently and with little oversight. I respond to requests from colleagues and clients in a timely manner and am adept at prioritizing multiple ongoing projects.

Additionally, I am proficient in:

  • Writing correspondence and developing reports from dictation, hand-written notes, and documents.
  • Presenting a neat, organized, and professional entrance area to clients and vendors.
  • Maintaining security procedures for all visitors and employees.
  • Managing written, in-person, and email correspondence.

I am a self-starter and excel at managing visitors, multi-line phone systems, and business correspondence. I am also deeply familiar with Microsoft Office software and adapt quickly to new programs. As a part of the team at Commercial Interior Design, I hope to provide you with reliable and efficient reception services that support you business and client goals.

My resume and references are attached. I look forward to speaking with you soon and will call this week to set up an appointment.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Madison Garcia”

Sample 5: “Receptionist cover letter”

“Dear [Hiring Manager Name],

Damon Furst, manager of Ripple Medical Clinic, called me "the most efficient, helpful receptionist on five planets.” When he asked repeatedly how I did it, I said being helpful and efficient gives me a lot of personal pleasure. That's why I'm so excited about the receptionist opening at Tulsa Health Clinic.

Your ad said you need an efficient, helpful receptionist with 5+ years of experience. I've got 6 years, plus these achievements to back up Mr. Furst's nice compliment:

  • Sourced a new patient portal that lets clients schedule their own appointments online. Reduced staff phone time 45%.
  • Recovered $15,000 in past due accounts by setting up new automated email and text reminders system.
  • Slashed office supply costs 20% by working with vendor for better deals. Also put office supplies in a Kanban system, reducing waste and spending.

I'm excited to find out what I can do for you. Can we schedule a call to discuss how I can help create a more efficient front office at the Tulsa Health Clinic?

Best Regards,

[Your Name]”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of receptionist cover letters

What are the requirements of a receptionist?

A receptionist should be:

  • Polite and professional.
  • Ability to handle a high volume of calls and visitors.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Empathy

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Tips for using your cover letter to stand out

  • Make it personal. 
  • Prioritize the positive. 
  • Get to the point. 
  • Set the right tone.
  • Proofread.

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Citations

https://resumegenius.com/cover-letter-examples/receptionist-cover-letter-sample#:~:text=%5BHiring%20Manager's%20Name%5D%2C,perfect%20candidate%20for%20this%20position.
https://www.jobhero.com/cover-letter/examples/hospitality/front-desk-receptionist
https://www.livecareer.com/cover-letter/examples/administrative/receptionist
https://zety.com/blog/receptionist-cover-letter
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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.