I am looking for a job and I am currently working on my cv etc. I shall be visiting some of the more local employers in person but some of them are quite a long way and would like to send a cv with a covering letter. Now the thing is most of them will not be in response to a job advertisement but rather just finding out if they may have a vacancy in the near future! I would be grateful if any employers past or present on here could give any advice on this letter, what would make you keep reading the letter rather than just a pass over and chuck it! It may sound a bit silly but I don't want to waste my time and miss opportunities over what I did or didn't put into a letter. I have little experience in this side of things as I usually just get found for particular jobs and often end up going back to the same companies. This time I want to change totally, if it means starting at the bottom and working my way up then so be it, will get it out of the way before I get any older! Any advice gratefully received.