Cold cover letter sample

Cold cover letter sample, to be used for cold calling employers in 2024. As unadvertised jobs make up a large percentage of job opportunities.

Cold call cover letter sample to explore the hidden job market

  • How do you write a cold cover letter for unadvertised jobs?
  • How do you write a letter if I have no experience?
  • Should I provide a salary range?

Cold calling cover letter tips

  • This example letter template below also applies to writing a cold cover letter for those with no experience. 
  • Attach your cold calling resume to your letter.
  • Also, this letter or email applies to jobs that do not exist, jobs that are not listed and to unadvertised jobs.
  • Ensure letter is short. Otherwise, no one will read it.
  • Do not mention your expected salary or your expected salary range. Also, don’t inquire about salary.
  • Use the example template below for all roles. Even though the example below is for an IT role. It is also applicable to women and men, all fields and to those with no experience.
  • Take the initiative and call employers within your field.

Cold cover letter example

99 Mars Rd
Sydney, NSW 2000

2 May 2024

11 Tom Road
Sydney, NSW 2022

Dear Sheri,

I am writing to you to inquire about possible senior IT project management roles within your company. Attached is my resume for your review.

Also highlight skills that make you stand out, in this section.

I have demonstrated excellent IT skills, in addition to strong analytical skills. Also, I am confident my skills would be an asset to your company.

Please contact me to set up a convenient time. I look forward to hearing from you soon.



Contact phone number 

Cold calling resume

  • When inquiring about possible opportunities, attach your cold calling resume to your letter.
  • Only indicate that you are inquiring about possible opportunities.
  • But there is no need to make major changes to your resume. As you can use the same resume that you use to apply for advertised jobs and for existing jobs.
  • Change each resume slightly to match the industry you are seeking.
  • You only need to make major changes to your cold calling resume if you are changing career. Or changing to a different industry.
  • Have a look at my simple resume template for 2024.

More tips

  • Also use this example for networking.
  • Network and cold call to tap into the hidden job market.
  • Also referred to as cold contact email or canvassing covering letter.
  • Edit the letter for each application. Also, edit the keywords.
  • Send each email to a specific person, if you can. Also attach you cold calling resume.
  • Ensure your resume is professional and it clearly highlights your skills and experience.
  • Use the above for all fields and for all jobs. Whether you are a CEO, senior manager, machine learning manager, AI managers, account manager, construction managers, business analyst, operation manager, software engineer and data scientist. In addition to many other positions across all fields and at different levels.
  • The same tips and example letter apply to writing a cold calling letter with no experience.
  • Don’t refer to expected salary or current salary.
  • Also, the above is only a sample format. So, edit this sample for each specific employer and possible opportunity. Also, I’ll be adding more examples shortly.
  • Be prepared for phone interviewing, virtual interviewing and video interviewing. 

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