For the last 6 years I have been working as a Senior Stenographer with the ABC company. Of late I have been looking for a change of employment which would widen my experience and improve my prospects. I have been told by a very senior person working in your organisation that you need an efficient private secretary and, therefore, I would like to apply for this post with the hope that such a large and reputed organisation like yours would be able to use my service in a far better way.
My responsibilities here as a Senior Stenographer to the General Manager include taking dictation, transcription, supervising junior staff and dealing with correspondence independently.
I would welcome the opportunity to work under you as your Personal Secretary and would satisfy you with my hard and sincere work. I am 23 years young and enjoying excellent health. My present employers are well pleased with my accurate faultless work, punctuality, clean work habits and conduct and would be glad to testify these if needed. I am also familiar with attending and taking minutes of meetings and interviews and receiving the visitors. I have an excellent command over English, Malay and Chinese and can read, write and speak these languages. Chinese is my mother-tongue. My present speed in typing and shorthand is 50 and 100 words per minute respectively.