Dear Whom It May Concern:
Nope. Try Again.
Attention Hiring Manager:
There is a better way.
Write to a person and make it personal when writing your cover letter. While a bot will typically be sifting through your career documents first, a PERSON will be hiring you.
Take time to find out who will read your cover letter and address it to them. A few simple tricks to track down your reader:
- Company website. Search the staff page for the person behind the job title listed in the posting.
- LinkedIn. Leverage your connections and the search function to track down the 'who' for your letter.
- Call the company. Inquire over the phone. You mean use my phone to actually *call* someone?! Yes! Chat with the receptionist/ administrative assistant (whoever answers!) and ask who you can direct your cover letter to.
-Sleuth. Use Hunter [dot] io to track down any professional email address. You will need a first and last name and company name.
What other tricks do you have up your sleeve to find your cover letter reader?