A cold contact cover letter is sent to a company that has not advertised a job opening but the candidate has either heard about it or is writing to inquire if there may be one. Writing a cold contact cover letter is especially tricky because it needs extra care since the candidate is selling his skills more than ever.

The function of cold call / contact cover letters is to present the job seeker for consideration at a corporation that might employ in future. By sending your job application to a company that hasn’t yet announced an available position, the candidate is getting in on the ground floor. Like regular cover letters, cold contact cover letters should present key information about the candidate, including qualifications, education and professional experience.


Cold Contact Cover Letter Sample

71 Graymoor Road
Livingston, NJ 22221

August 23, 2012

Ms. Kinsey Milhone
Hiring Manager
Alpha Co.
8011 Ocean Boulevard
Livingston, NJ 06662


Dear Ms. Milhone:

I have been following the sales progress of Alpha Co. for almost a year now. I am confident that in the role of a sales manager at Alpha Co. I can greatly benefit your company by utilizing my skills and experience. As an individual with a strong background in sales with the proven ability to apply strategies to up-sell, I am confident that I can bring a huge difference.

Presently, I am working for Atech as a Sales Manager and have had the opportunity to increase the customer base by 50% in the previous five years. I achieved sales targets by utilizing sales techniques that best fit both the needs of customers and objectives of company. My mantra is – there is no way any sales pitch will work until the possibility of customer satisfaction is a 100% – and it works brilliantly every time. My strength is my ability to engage customers so that they never leave without buying something from the store and return only to buy some more!

I am very excited at the prospect of meeting you to discuss this sales manager opportunity. I will call the HR department in the first week of September to set up a time for us to meet. Besides, I will be available at (333) 333-3333 if you need to speak to me before the meeting is arranged.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



Meredith Clarke

Enc. Resume