How to address a cover letter can be tricky if you are responding to a blind ad and don't have a contact person's name to include, or if you don't know the gender of the person you are addressing your cover letter to.
If you don't have a contact person at the company you can either leave off the salutation from your cover letter and start with the first paragraph of your letter or use a general salutation.
There are a variety of cover letter salutations you can use to address your letter. Employers who responded to an employer survey conducted by Saddleback College preferred:
- Dear Hiring Manager (38%)
- To whom it may concern (26%)
- Dear Sir/Madam (18%)
Here are tips on how to address a cover letter when you don't have a name to include or when you're not sure of the hiring manager's gender.
- Top 10 Cover Letter Writing Tips
- What to Include in a Cover Letter
- Targeted Cover Letters
- Sample Cover Letters
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