Sample CVs & cover letters
Check out our downloadable free sample resume and sample cover letter templates. Whatever your education or work experience, we've got one that suits you.
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> CV - Left school early/no exp.
> CV - Left school early/work exp.
> CV - school/no exp.
> CV - school/work exp.
> CV - uni/no exp.
> CV - uni/work exp.
> Cover letter - no exp.
> Cover letter - work exp.
> Cover letter - cold calling
Sample Cover Letter - Cold Calling
Use this 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.
12 Orchard Grove
HIGHFIELD VIC 3023
Mobile: XXXX XXX XXX
Human Resources Manager
256 Little Street
HIGHFIELD VIC 3023
21 June 2007
Dear Mr Burn,
I am a journalism graduate with a strong track record in freelance writing, especially writing for websites and other online media - a fast growing 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. A sample of my recently published articles is attached 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 new media and would love to work with your company, particularly in the area of online communications.
I would be pleased to meet you in person to discuss my background in relation to the needs of your organisation.