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Cover Letter Question

Postby taco bell breakfast » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:00 pm

When a job / internship listed on Symplicity or elsewhere doesn't list a hiring contact, is there an appropriate way to address the cover letter? Apologies if this is a better question for my school's career services office, but they typically don't respond to e-mails on weekends.


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Re: Cover Letter Question

Postby bwh8813 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:43 pm

I always went with "Dear Hiring Manager" rather than the generic "To Whom It May Concern" because that was too impersonal. If it's for a firm, I guess you could say "Dear Hiring Partner" even though that person will likely never read your cover letter -- someone in recruiting will.


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Re: Cover Letter Question

Postby ladybug1989 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:22 am

If it's a law firm, look for a recruiter. If there is no contact info at all, address it to "Dear Members of the Hiring Committee:"

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Re: Cover Letter Question

Postby trmckenz » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:23 am

I think "Dear Firm Name" is good too.


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Re: Cover Letter Question

Postby criminaltheory » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:41 am

just leave it off.

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