Who should I address my cover letter to?
Topic: Who should I address my cover letter to?
June 25, 2019 / By Bashemath Question:
Should I do a plain "Dear Hiring Manager"? Or address it to the managing editor of the newspaper? Im not sure who does the hiring, but at most all publications its the managing editor.
Best Answers: Who should I address my cover letter to?
Adelice | 10 days ago
Can you call beforehand and get the name and title of the person it's supposed to go to? That might be best.
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Being a writer and English teacher I suggest do some research! Get on the website and find if there is a hiring manager or human resources manager. A really good idea is to actually call the paper and ask them where resumes go and who they should be addressed to, and if that doesn't work try this: Pose as a student doing a report on how newspapers hire and ask them to explain the entire process. I've been told by numerous editors that the best way to not get the job is to misspell their name, or send it into the slush pile.
For a great way to address a cover letter go to: http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/259591/chad_herman.html
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The final decision of hiring is typically someone other than the recruiter...it could be several folks. Most cover letters are fine with the good ol' faithful, "To Whom it May Concern."
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Personnel department.. they deal with the hiring.. unless you know the managers name I would send it to the Personnel Department of the company.. xxx
Dear Madam, dear Sir.....xx and explain or phone the company up... tell them you are interested in the job.. ask them whom you address the job application to.. which you send together with the cover letter. the receptionist will be glad to help you... xx
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Originally Answered: How do I address a cover letter if there is no one to address it to?
You can address it to the HR Department, Hiring Manager, To Whom It May Concern, or you can list the HR Department above the address and then use a greeting line such as "Hi! I'm xxxxx ...... "
It would depend upon the type of job but sometimes expressions of creativity can be a good thing.