Good Receptionist Cover Letter

Receptionist cover letter sample

View this sample cover letter for a receptionist, or download the receptionist cover letter template in Word.

A receptionist is the spine that holds an office together. Your cover letter should demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. To be considered for top receptionist jobs, it helps to have a well-crafted cover letter. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a receptionist, or download the receptionist cover letter template in Word. 

Additionally, you can learn about administrative careers and search for receptionist jobs on Monster.

Receptionist cover letter template

 

Christina Nichols
Sometown, PA 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | cn@somedomain.com


July 27, 2017

Mr. Wendell Simpson
HR Manager
ABC Corporation
55 Custer Pkwy.
Sometown, PA 55555

Re: Front-Office Receptionist, Advertised on Monster

Dear Mr. Simpson:

After reviewing your job announcement for a front-office receptionist, I was struck by how closely my qualifications match your requirements.

For the past 3 years, I have worked as a front-office receptionist at XYZ, Inc. (a medical device company), where my duties are very similar to those outlined in your position opening:

  • Warmly greeting and assisting customers and visitors
  • Providing prompt, courteous call handling, routing and screening within a busy office setting
  • Assisting HR with maintaining updated company rosters and phone lists
  • Using MS Office to develop reports, templates, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Performing clerical assignments (e.g., copying, filing, emailing, web updates and records management)

I believe that past performance is one of the best predictors of future success. Here are excerpts from my most recent review at XYZ:

“…Christina is a tremendous asset to our team in her role as front-office receptionist…energetic, enthusiastic and upbeat…outstanding communication and customer service skills…highly organized and efficient…her computer skills have been a real asset to the department…reliable, flexible and willing to pitch in when needed…a team player and outstanding employee. We are all going to miss her!”

Penelope Cho, Supervisor, XYZ, Inc.

Next month I will be relocating to Sometown, PA, making it impractical for me to remain at XYZ due to the 100-mile commute. I have given my employer 30-day notice of my resignation, and am actively seeking employment in what will soon be my new hometown.
I am available to interview in person with just a few days notice, or immediately over the phone or via Skype (Skype ID: christinanicholslive). I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Christina Nichols
Enclosure: Résumé


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Table of Contents

  1. Receptionist Cover Letter Sample
  2. Front Desk Cover Letter

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1. Receptionist Cover Letter

The cover letters below are based on the receptionist resume example on the left. Click on the image to get tips on how to write a resume that supports your cover letter.

Our receptionist cover letter template emphasizes the applicant’s achievements with three bullet points. Download the template pack below and choose your favorite style — Park, Elegant, or Classic. Use the samples to help you format your own cover letter.

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Receptionist CL Template Pack

Receptionist Cover Letter (Text Format)

[Today’s Date]

[341 Company Address

Company City, State, xxxxx

(xxx)xxx-xxxx

hiring.manager@gmail.com]

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

I’m writing this cover letter regarding the open receptionist position at [Company Name.] With 11 years of experience as a receptionist and numerous achievements over the course of my career, I am confident that my skills and experience make me the perfect candidate for this position. I noticed in your job posting that you emphasized having specific skills sets in the realms of analysis, savings, organizational efficiency, and planning.

While my resume goes into finer detail regarding my day-to-day job roles, but I think it’s worth re-emphasizing my major achievements during my 11 year 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
  • Organized complex travel arrangements for 10 sales representatives, while reducing travel expenses by 40% by coordinating lower cost travel routes
  • 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 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]

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2. Front Desk Cover Letter

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Front Desk CL Example

Front Desk Cover Letter (Text Format)

Hiring Manager’s Name

341 Company Address

Palo Alto, California, 94301

(xxx)xxx-xxxx

hiring.manager@gmail.com

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I am thrilled to be applying for the open Front Desk position at Mallard’s Technology Incorporated. I am a highly motivated worker with two years of experience handling secretarial duties at Fantasy Labs, a software startup company in San Francisco. In addition, I graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in Business Administration, earning a 3.5 GPA. My skills and academic experience make me the perfect fit for the role.

During my two years as a secretary, I developed many skills to assist with the rapid growth of Fantasy Labs. I was tasked with scheduling appointments, handling weekly breakfast orders, restocking office supplies and snacks, developing surveys, and purchasing technology for new employees. In Q4 of 2015, I was able to save the company over $5,000 by finding another technology vendor with a more generous warranty policy. During company 360 evaluations, I was consistently rated in the top 95th percentile by my peers and bosses for my competence and positive attitude at work.

Having studied your job description, I am aware that Mallard’s Technology is looking for a Front Desk operator that can handle more than the occasional visitor and phone call. Given the wide range of my responsibilities at my previous job, I believe I have the requisite skills and abilities to handle any tasks that you require.

I would love to have the opportunity to further explain my qualifications for the role. You can contact me by email at your.email@gmail.com or by phone at ###-###-####. I am ready to make myself available at your convenience.

Sincerely,

Your Name

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