The following is a list of letter salutation examples that are appropriate for cover letters and other employment-related correspondence.
Cover Letter Salutation Examples
- Dear Mr. Jones
- Dear Ms. Jones
- Dear Jane Doe
- Dear Dr. Haven
Follow the salutation with a colon or comma, a space, and then start the first paragraph of your letter. For example:
Dear Mr. Smith:
First paragraph of letter.
When You Don't Have a Contact Person
Many companies don't list a contact person when they post jobs, because they don't want to be contacted by candidates.
If you don't have a contact person at the company either leave off the salutation from your cover letter and start with the first paragraph of your letter or use a general salutation.
General Salutations for Cover Letters
- Dear Hiring Manager
- To Whom It May Concern
- Dear Human Resources Manager
- Dear Sir or Madam
- Dear Company Name Recruiter
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