To whom it may concern,
I am writing to express my interest in applying for your executive assistant position. I am a certified 6-12 educator looking for greater time flexibility and growth potential, while maintaining a challenging role that exercises the innate problem solving and multi-tasking skills developed over the course of my career. My years of experience as an educator and market research analyst have equipped me with a unique combination of qualities to be successful in this role. I have a strong research background and a knack for efficient multi-tasking.
The most detailed oriented project that I have had to tackle is the completion of a strategic market analysis plan of an Army information technology. The objectives included using a SWOT analysis to identify the key areas of opportunity, potential customers, strategic partnerships and funding opportunities, then recommending the best path to market entry and strategic next steps. Developing the report and completing the presentation of the findings required upwards of 300 hours of research over a 3 month period. Before I could begin completing objectives, I had to spend significant time understanding the complex organizational structures that exists in the Army, compiling a list of potential contacts in each directorate and learning the copious acronyms that make up â€œarmy languageâ€. I prioritized the tasks and deliverables by creating a timeline with actual time frames and dates for completion. I stayed organized by first having one place to write all of my notes, as I work better when I physically write things out, and then by creating a document and power point skeleton where I would transfer my research findings and citations as I found them. I also used email extensively, as it was the best form of communication to honor the time of my contacts and keep a running record of my conversations. Though I typically used email, I conducted interviews over the phone. While, I have more experience talking to people in person through presentations and teaching courses, I am confident that I can transfer my effective oral communication skills to phone conversations.
I look forward to utilizing and sharpening the skills that I have gained through my experience to help your company to grow and continue to thrive. I am even more excited to experience personal and professional growth as I encounter greater challenges and new environments. I would love the opportunity to further discuss my interests and abilities with you in an interview.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to talking to you.