So I'm trying to get a summer job with a vet clinic and need to get my resume and cover letter out now before I'm done with school so I can maybe have some interveiws lined up for when I get out in two weeks. Resume is done (just going to have some people read it for typos), so now I'm doing a cover letter. I've done one before, to get my work study job, but with the vet it's different for a couple of reasons. For one thing, I'm not actually responding to a job listing, I'm just asking if they have anything for me. The second thing is that I don't know who to address everything to. Normally in the cover letter you need to write it to someone and I don't know who to put in my "Dear whoever" line or in the header. Do I just put the name of the clinic? I'm also going to be e-mailing out these reumes and cover letters and like I said, thses are not in response to a listing, I am simply inquiring about whether or not they have anything available for me. Would you put the cover letter as the actual e-mail, or just write a breif e-mail telling them why you are e-mailing them in the first place and then attach both the resume and cover letter? I know doing it this way (e-mail) might not be the best, but I can't do it in person because I'm in Maine and really, really, really have trouble with phone calls of this nature (where I feel I'm being evaluated). Like I don't think I'd actually do it if I had to call the 13 places I'm looking at. I've already stalled long enough. I remeber calling one place last year and felt like vomiting the whole time, I was sweating, shaking, and as a result I probably don't sound too great. Can anyone help? Any extra tips are much appreciated.