Quick Q - who to address in cover letter if you don't know ?

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Quick Q - who to address in cover letter if you don't know ?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:08 pm

Who do you address the cover letter to if you can't find information on the recruiting hire, or general counsel, or any other leads, either because it's not on the site or because it's such a huge corporation (ie: Amazon)?

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Re: Quick Q - who to address in cover letter if you don't know ?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:11 pm

Sometimes you can call and ask a receptionist to whom an application should be addressed. Otherwise 'Dear Recruiting Committee Members' (or Hiring Committee) might be ok. Don't use 'To Whom It May Concern.'

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Re: Quick Q - who to address in cover letter if you don't know ?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:56 pm

"Dear Hiring Manager:" works well.

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Re: Quick Q - who to address in cover letter if you don't know ?

Postby thedive » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:32 am

I used "Dear Hiring Coordinator." Definitely don't use "To Whom It May Concern."

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Re: Quick Q - who to address in cover letter if you don't know ?

Postby kalvano » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:46 am

"Dear Sir or Madam" is always a safe bet.

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Re: Quick Q - who to address in cover letter if you don't know ?

Postby Pokemon » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:07 am

I usually look for someone that might be an appropriate person. For example, if no recruiting person at firm, I go with Managing Partner of office. The idea of saying something along the lines of Dear (Title) strikes me personally wrong. So in such situations I usually just start with the body of the message.
"I am bla bla."




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