A salutation is the greeting at the beginning of a cover letter that is included with a resume when applying for a job. When you're writing a cover letter or sending an email message to apply for a job, it's important to include an appropriate greeting at the beginning to set the tone for your letter, which should be professional and appropriate. The greeting is the first thing the recipient will see when they read your cover letter. Therefore, it's important for you to convey the appropriate level of familiarity and respect. Reserve these casual greetings for personal email and refrain from using them in your cover letter unless you are very familiar with the recipient. For example, if you're checking in with a close friend to find out if they've heard of a job opening at their company.
Who do you address a cover letter to?
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A CareerBeacon reader asked us about a job application dilemma she was having. Hey, CareerBeacon. What should I do? Some job ads, particularly for smaller companies, will ask you to send your application directly to an email address.
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Naming the hiring manager in your cover letter can help your resume get noticed and might even lead to an interview. It's an opportunity to showcase your writing and communication skills and to share your overall career experience. Make sure your cover letter reaches the right person -- the hiring manager who makes the final decision to fill the job opening -- by doing everything you can to find that persons full name and correct title.
With a little bit of research, though, you can often find a specific name, along with additional information that will help you land the interview. The easiest way to get a name is to pick up the phone. Can you please tell me who to whom I should address my cover letter? Not only does it sound too formal, especially when you are applying for work in a creative field or a startup, but you run the risk of offending someone.