Cover Letter Template - Cold Calling
Use this cover letter template as a starting point for putting together a letter to use specifically for cold calling a potential employer.
Cold calling (contacting employers when there is no specific job advertised) is an excellent job search strategy. Check out our page on The hidden job market and our Cold calling toolkit for futher information.
For more tips and advice on how this example cover letter can be used as a basis for your own cover letters, check out our How to Write a Cover Letter page.
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12 Orchard Grove
HIGHFIELD VIC 3023
Mobile: XXXX XXX XXX
Human Resources Manager
256 Little Street
HIGHFIELD VIC 3023
21 May 2013
Dear Mr Burn,
I am a journalism graduate with a strong track record in freelance writing, especially writing for websites and other online media - an important sector of the communications marketplace. I am writing to ask if you are interested in hiring someone with my expertise and background.
My skills and experience include:
- A proven track record in writing for a range of media including print, radio, online (websites, intranet sites) and other forms of new media such as e-books and e-newsletters. My publication credits include The Big Issue, Educational Multimedia Australia and Youth Central. A more comprehensive sample of my recently published articles is included with my resume.
- Experience working within a busy media office - I have completed two graduate placements (each of one month duration), one with The Age and one with News Limited, working for the Cairns Post.
- Experience working with a range of publishing and communications software including Quark Xpress, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Framemaker and a range of web content management systems.
I am very excited about future opportunities in the area of online communications and would love to work with your company. I am a regular reader of Time Out: Melbourne and The Thousands, both Roving Multimedia publications that I enjoy very much.
I would be pleased to meet you in person to discuss my background in relation to the needs of your organisation.