Sample Clerical Cover Letter

Your clerical cover letter is the perfect opportunity to show prospective employers how your strengths and skills match their needs for the clerical job opportunity.

Clerical work is wide-ranging and varied, focus on the different capabilities and competencies you can bring to the position and the company.

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Identify and highlight the most relevant skills in a well-written and persuasive clerical assistant or clerical officer cover letter that sets you apart from the competition.

Clerical Cover Letter Example

Your Name
Your Address
Your Contact details (phone and email)


Sarah Morgan
Human Resources Manager
ABC Company
8 Industry Place
New York, NY 10021

Dear Ms Morgan

I am very interested in the Clerical Assistant position you advertised on XYZ and believe I have the capabilities to successfully meet your requirements. Please allow me to highlight my skills as they relate to the job opportunity.

  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and plan and prioritize effectively to meet critical deadlines.
  • Demonstrated success in producing accurate documents and reports within tight time constraints.
  • Track record of developing and streamlining processes to improve efficiency.
  • History of establishing and maintaining productive and positive working relationships with diverse groups of people.
  • Proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

I am self-sufficient and able to work independently as well as part of a team. I believe my enthusiasm, my skills and my strong work ethic can make a positive contribution to your company. I would appreciate an opportunity to speak with you to schedule an appointment and provide you with more information.

Thank you for your time and consideration, I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Janet Jobseeker

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Include a job-winning cover letter with your clerical assistant resume and quickly convince the hiring manager of your suitability for the job.

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This clerical job description will assist you in identifying the relevant skills to highlight in your clerical assistant or clerical officer cover letter.

Powerful phrases to build your clerical cover letter

You can select appropriate phrases to create the cover or application letter you want.

  • I read with enthusiasm your advertisement for a clerical support assistant in XYZ. A brief description of the skills and strengths I would bring to this position includes the following.
  • In response to your advertisement for a clerical officer please consider my resume. I am confident that my abilities can make an immediate and positive contribution to your company.
  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Keen attention to detail and excellent data entry skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills ensure efficient completion of multiple tasks in a fast paced work environment.
  • Able to work effectively with diverse individuals.
  • Track record of exercising sound judgment in identifying and solving problems to achieve task objectives.
  • Able to take initiative and complete assignments independently.
  • I am available to meet with you for an in-depth discussion at your convenience. I look forward to hearing from you.
  • I look forward to hearing from you soon to set up an appointment at your convenience. Thank you for your consideration.

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