How to Write the Salutation of a Cover Letter

Salutation

Source: Bourncreative.com

Salutation

When writing a cover letter one should address the hiring manager of the company one is seeking a job at in a formal manner, using the correct title. If one does not know the name of the hiring manager it is possible to address the letter to the job position itself (Dear hiring manager) before resorting to a more general approach if not enough information is known (To whom it may concern). This however, is not preferred by many managers as it comes off as less formal and could display a lack of research into the company.



Summary
  • Address the person directly if possible with the correct title
  • Use a job position if the name is not available
  • Avoid the use of "To whom it may concern"

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