This page contains first contact cover letter samples. We also provide important tips that you need to keep in mind when writing your cover letter. If you would like an additional cold contact cover letter, please let us know: 

Before the first contact cover letter, here are some tips to help you in preparing your cover letter.

Cover letter tips

Cover letters and resumes must be done on good quality paper. Onion skin or photocopy paper is unacceptable. Wild colors are also unacceptable, and unprofessional at any level of experience.

Spelling, punctuation, and grammatical correctness is essential! Do it right, or don’t do it at all! Errors distract the reader, and downgrade his opinion of you. If you are not careful with your own cover letter, then how careful are you of your work?

You have to put the salary range you seek in the cover letter. Some companies will request your “salary history”, but all they really want to know is how much money you are looking for. State your salary requirements as it is better to be eliminated up front than to go on a wasted interview.

First contact cover letter

SAMPLE 1 - cold contact cover letter

Dear Sir / Madam:

Perhaps your company can utilize the talents of a competent, motivated, and well-organized __________. I am enclosing my resume for your perusal.

I can offer a strong multifaceted background in which I have achieved much success in (state specifics here that would be relevant to the company you are contacting).

The enclosed resume briefly details my diversified background. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my qualifications in a personal interview. Please contact me so that we may set up an interview at your earliest convenience.

I am seeking a salary in the $____K range.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours truly,

Your name

SAMPLE 2 - cold contact cover letter


The attached resume is presented for your consideration regarding the position of Office Manager.

My qualifications represent a background of increasingly important assignments within organizations. These experiences have given me the opportunity to make many profitable contributions in a number of functional areas.

My required compensation is in the $45K range.

As the enclosed resume simply summarizes my capabilities and career history, there is considerably more to relate. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you personally to specifically discuss what I could do for your organization.

Please feel free to contact me at the above address, or phone number.

Thank you for your consideration, I am looking forward to your reply.

Yours truly,

Your name.

These first contact cover letter samples are direct and to the point. If you have any special skills or abilities, be sure to mention them. If you are not comfortable writing your own cover letter, or just feel a professional can do a better job, then take a look at Resume Edge. They have “industry experts” that specialize in writing cover letters. We highly recommend them.

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