Subscriber Account active since. It can be frustrating when a job posting doesn't include the name of the person in charge of the hiring process. We also know that's not an excuse to slap any salutation on your cover letter and send your application off. According to Amanda Augustine, career advice expert for the resume writing firm TopResume , you should always do some research to figure out who exactly the person reading your letter will be. You can even play it safe by writing at the beginning of your cover letter: "I noticed you're working in [whatever department] at [whatever company]," so you show that based on your research, it looks like they're involved in the hiring process. In the case that you absolutely, positively can't find a person's name, Augustine said certain ways of addressing your cover letter are more off-putting than others.
What If I Don't Know Whom to Send a Cover Letter To?
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A salutation is the greeting at the beginning of a cover letter that is included with a resume when applying for a job. When you're writing a cover letter or sending an email message to apply for a job, it's important to include an appropriate greeting at the beginning to set the tone for your letter, which should be professional and appropriate. The greeting is the first thing the recipient will see when they read your cover letter. Therefore, it's important for you to convey the appropriate level of familiarity and respect. Reserve these casual greetings for personal email and refrain from using them in your cover letter unless you are very familiar with the recipient. For example, if you're checking in with a close friend to find out if they've heard of a job opening at their company. It should be used primarily for people you know well but can be used in very casual circumstances.
How to Address a Cover Letter Without a Name
Last Updated: July 23, References. This article was co-authored by Emily Silva Hockstra. Emily Silva Hockstra is a Certified Life Coach and Career Coach with over 10 years of coaching and management experience with various corporations. She specializes in career transitions, leadership development, and relationship management. This article has been viewed 11, times.
Last Updated: July 23, References. This article was co-authored by Emily Silva Hockstra. Emily Silva Hockstra is a Certified Life Coach and Career Coach with over 10 years of coaching and management experience with various corporations. She specializes in career transitions, leadership development, and relationship management.