Cold Cover Letters for Employment

Sample cold cover letters for employment.

There are a number of different job search situations where job seekers must send a cover letter with their resumes. Here we look at cold cover letters that are sent with your resume to companies that have not advertised a specific job opening.

This cover letter should clearly explain who you are, why you are contacting the company and the value you can bring to the company.

If you are responding to a job posting or job opportunity you can select from these 50 sample cover letters for different jobs. 

Before writing a cold cover letter make sure you have a specific contact person to send your letter to. Contact the company and get the correct name, spelling and title of the individual to address in your letter.

Cold Cover Letters for Employment
Example 1

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


Mr John Smith
Hiring Manager
ABC Company
18 Main Street
Springwater, NY 14560

Dear Mr Smith

A recent article about ABC Company caught my eye. As a senior customer service specialist with over X years experience, your reputation for outstanding customer service motivated me to write to you about possible job opportunities in your company.

I have enclosed my resume to provide you with an overview of my experience and achievements. You will find evidence of the following relevant strengths:

  • a self-motivated professional with a proven track record of exceeding performance targets
  • the ability to resolve complex customer issues resulting in improved customer retention levels
  • in-depth knowledge of CRM software applications
  • able to learn quickly, analyze information and come up with innovative improvements
  • a committed team player who is always willing to go the extra mile

I look forward to speaking with you at your earliest convenience and appreciate the time taken to review my resume. I believe that my professional knowledge and skills combined with my work ethic and enthusiasm will make a positive contribution to your company. Thank you for your consideration.


Jack Jobseeker

Cold Cover Letters for Employment
Example 2

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


Ms Ann Scott
Hiring Manager
ABC Company
18 Main Street
Springwater, NY 14560

Dear Ms Scott

As a Medical Receptionist with over 5 years experience in a high pressure environment, I hope to utilize my skills and strengths in a position at Greensides Medical Center. With this in mind I am inquiring about potential opportunities and have enclosed my resume for your consideration.

Some key achievements that you may find relevant include:

  • in-depth knowledge of medical terminology
  • solid working knowledge of insurance plans
  • proven patient data management skills
  • efficiently scheduled appointments for a high volume of patients
  • successfully and calmly handled the demands of a diverse patient base 
  • a self-directed and committed employee who is always willing to do more than expected

I am confident that my experience and competence have prepared me to effectively contribute to the successful running of your medical center.

I would appreciate the opportunity to speak to you in person about the opportunities that exist at Greensides and how I can best serve your needs. Please call me at your earliest convenience to arrange a meeting.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Jane Jobseeker

Effective Cover Letter Examples

Customize these cover letters for employment, send them out with your resume and get the job you want.

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Cold cover letters can create a job opportunity for you. Look beyond the obvious job search methods to find the right job.

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