So how else can you distinguish your communications? Appropriate openings and closings that convey professionalism and polish. Use our tips below on how to start your cover letter with a proper greeting and sign off with a polished signature. Write a formal greeting, such as Dear Ms. Alvis or Dear Mr. While it is increasingly common to see greetings without the "Dear" in business, it is less formal.
Last Updated: July 23, References. This article was co-authored by Emily Silva Hockstra. Emily Silva Hockstra is a Certified Life Coach and Career Coach with over 10 years of coaching and management experience with various corporations. She specializes in career transitions, leadership development, and relationship management.
To Whom it May Concern? How to Address a Cover Letter
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.
Subscriber Account active since. It can be frustrating when a job posting doesn't include the name of the person in charge of the hiring process. We also know that's not an excuse to slap any salutation on your cover letter and send your application off. According to Amanda Augustine, career advice expert for the resume writing firm TopResume , you should always do some research to figure out who exactly the person reading your letter will be. You can even play it safe by writing at the beginning of your cover letter: "I noticed you're working in [whatever department] at [whatever company]," so you show that based on your research, it looks like they're involved in the hiring process.