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Cover letter for an office manager (5 samples)

Amanda Knowles

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This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for an office manager.”

Samples of office manager cover letters

To get an office manager position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing an office manager 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: “Office manager cover letters”

“IvyHaddington

(123) 456-7891

ihaddington@email.com

May 1, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager,

Thank you for the opportunity to apply for the Office Manager position at Cloud Clearwater. I am confident that I'm a great fit for this role. With more than 10 years of experience as an Office Manager for a busy legal firm, I am adept at handling the demands of a fast-paced work environment while maintaining the highest standards of quality.

As an Office Manager at River Tech, I supervised a team of more than 15 employees and coordinated all office activities for two separate branches. I was responsible for selecting and implementing a new office-management system that eliminated the previous labor-intensive paper filing system and improved communication speeds by up to 60%.

Some of the most crucial aspects of being a successful Office Manager are anticipating the needs of the executive team and handling sensitive situations with tact and discretion. I was commended by my manager for my unique ability to read and appropriately respond to nonverbal communication from both colleagues and clients. As a result of this talent, I was invited to serve as a trusted assistant to two of our firm's senior partners, and I managed the back-office administration of their direct reports.

I would welcome the chance to meet with you to learn more about the Office Manager position and Cloud Clearwater. I am excited about the opportunity to join your team and look forward to speaking with you again about how my skills can benefit Cloud Clearwater's office operations.

Sincerely,

IvyHaddington”

Sample 2: “Office manager cover letters”

“August 8, 2021

[Hiring Manager’s Name]

[341 Company Address]

[Company City, State, xxxxx]

[(xxx) xxx-xxxx]

[hiring.manager@gmail.com]

Dear [Mr./Mrs./Ms.] [Manager’s Name],

I am writing to apply for the Office Manager Position at Michael Page, as advertised on [Website Name]. Over my 5+ years working as an Office Manager at Express Inc., I accumulated extensive experience and skills in office management. I wish to apply for this exciting opportunity at Michael Page, as this job aligns with my goal to utilize my unique skills in a respected multi-national company.

In my role as an Office Manager at Express Inc., I have proven to be a reliable, professional and efficient manager. Given my responsibility to not only manage a team of five in a busy, medium-sized office, but also be primarily responsible for coordinating all office functions, I am accustomed to performing important tasks in a high-pressure environment.

I have continually strived to improve the functionality of my workplace by developing and implementing new administrative systems. I was repeatedly commended for my ability to pinpoint areas for improvement and to execute successful solutions to office efficiency problems, manage staff performance and appraisals, and establish a top-performing team.

Michael Page would benefit from my superior skills in the following areas:

  • More than five years experience managing front and back office administration
  • Serving as a reliable and trusted assistant to a number of senior executives
  • Strong experience managing company budgets, policies, and procedures
  • Supervising and hiring clerical staff; administering records management systems, event planning, preparing reports and presentations
  • High computer proficiency including MS Office Suite, QuickBooks, and Lotus Notes

I believe that my combination of experience, skills and a positive attitude makes me an ideal candidate to fill this position. If there is any more information that you would like me to provide, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]”

Sample 3: “Office manager cover letters”

“Dear Mr. Sauer:

As a skilled administrative professional with comprehensive experience coordinating office operations and performing detailed administrative support functions, I am positioned to make a significant contribution to Whitecore as your next Office Manager.

My background encompasses more than 10 years of experience performing HR responsibilities, managing office equipment and communications systems, developing office policies, and coordinating meetings and special events. With my insightful ability to stimulate effective communication and organizational procedures, I excel at managing projects, overseeing phone and filing systems, and providing exceptional service while partnering with all levels of management to support corporate objectives.

Highlights of my experience include:

Expertly performing a variety of administrative operations, including staff recruitment and onboarding, document processing, database management, billing / invoicing, and scheduling.

Demonstrating unparalleled dedication to providing outstanding administrative support for fast-paced senior management teams while streamlining operations and achieving organizational success.

Excelling at balancing multiple tasks within deadline-driven environments while providing top-level organization and communication skills and improving operational systems.

My skills in staff training, event planning, and general office administration have been finely honed, and I am confident my additional strengths will readily translate to your environment. The chance to offer more insight into my qualifications would be most welcome. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely,

Christina K. Lippert”

Sample 4: “Office manager cover letters”

“I am writing to express my interest in the Office Manager position that you have posted. I have ten years of experience as an office manager, and I believe that my background would make me an excellent addition to your team at X Inc.

My most recent experience was with WQADG in Chicago, a small advertising agency. I started as a secretary, but after several years I was promoted to office manager. I believe that my knowledge of business operations and ability to motivate people would be an asset to your company.

I have broad-based management experience in both the private and public sectors. In the past decade, my responsibilities at X Inc. include:

  • Responsible for all aspects of office operations, including human resources, finance, accounting, customer service, maintenance and more.
  • Managed multiple departments</li><li>Created processes for improvement
  • Trained new employees

If these skills sound like a good match for your company, please contact me at your convenience so we can schedule a meeting to discuss my qualifications further. Thank you for your time and consideration.”

Sample 5: “Office manager cover letters”

“Dear Abc,

I am writing to express my interest in the Office Manager position that you have posted. I have a wide variety of experience in office management, and I believe that I would be an asset to your company.

I have worked in an office environment for the past five years as an administrative assistant. My duties have included organizing and maintaining office files, purchasing supplies, preparing expense reports, answering phones, faxing documents, making copies, scheduling appointments and managing the reception area. I am also skilled in MS Office and enjoy using it for formatting documents as well as creating charts and graphs.

I pride myself on my ability to work well with others and am willing to take on additional responsibilities should they become necessary. It is important to me that my co-workers feel comfortable approaching me with questions or concerns about their workday or work in general. This kind of teamwork is what makes a company successful; it is what makes a team productive and efficient.

My enclosed resume provides more detailed information on my professional achievements and educational background; however, you can contact me by phone or email if you would like further details on my experience or qualifications. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of office manager cover letters

What skills should an officer manager possess?

Office Manager Skills

  • Organizational skills.
  • Time management abilities
  • Team player.
  • Project management and deadline orientation
  • Communication skills
  • Computer proficiency

What 3 topics should your cover letter include?

A cover letter should have – Introduction, Sales Pitch and Conclusion.

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Citations

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/cover-letter-samples/office-manager
https://resumegenius.com/cover-letter-examples/office-manager-cover-letter-sample
https://www.jobhero.com/cover-letter/examples/administrative/office-manager
https://climbtheladder.com/office-manager-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.