Networking Cover Letter Samples

Networking Cover Letter Samples

Have you ever used a networking cover letter to let your network know that you are looking for a position? The next few blog posts will provide networking cover letter samples for you to use in your job search.

Sample networking cover letter after a layoff:

 Dear (Name):

As you know, my position was eliminated when (company) experienced numerous layoffs. I am looking to stay in the (type of) industry and, ideally, remain in the (location) area. My dream job would be another (title) position, focused on (two or three key job functions).

I would appreciate any advice, contacts, or industry insights you can share with me. I’ve also attached my resume – please feel free to pass it along to anyone you think may be interested in it. If you know of a company that is looking to grow (or fill) its (position/industry) staff, please let me know.

Highlights of my qualifications include:

  • List accomplishment.
  • List a second accomplishment.
  • List a third accomplishment.

I’m lucky enough to count you as a (friend, colleague, etc.) and I want to thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

If you’re on LinkedIn, let’s connect on there. You can find my profile at url.

Thank you,




In our next post, we will provide a sample networking cover letter to customize for when you are relocating. Check back soon!


Note: This blog post only touches on certain aspects of this topic and is not a comprehensive list. This blog post is an educational and informational resource for job seekers and is not a substitute for working with a resume writer or other professional. See our Terms and Conditions for additional information.


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