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cover letter without no contact name

Jan 25 '14 13 Last Comment
archinous
Jan 25, 14 10:49 pm

I wonder what you write If you do not know contact name on cover letter.

- Dear Hiring Manager

- Dear 'name of company' Architects

- Dear 'name of principal'

How do you write?

Thanks.

 

Miles JaffeMiles Jaffe
Jan 26, 14 10:57 am

"Yo"

spqr
Jan 26, 14 11:43 am

When I was looking, I would write "Dear [Name of Firm] Team." That seems safe and also invited or whatever

natematt
Jan 26, 14 1:02 pm

I always just use "Dear {name of firm}." It has worked pretty well.

citizen
Jan 26, 14 1:16 pm

Don't forget to proof for grammar.

b3tadine[sutures]
Jan 26, 14 1:31 pm

Send it to the Principal of the firm.

archinous
Jan 27, 14 5:23 am

Thanks all.

Dear "name of firm" sounds simple.

SneakyPete
Jan 27, 14 11:26 am

"name of firm" does really good work.

vado retro
Jan 27, 14 2:14 pm

call them and ask the receptionist who reviews the resumes and address the letter to them. not that hard.

curtkram
Jan 27, 14 2:51 pm

architects still have receptionists?

vado retro
Jan 27, 14 3:22 pm

yes. unless they are working out of their basement. this is not to disparage the basement dwelling architect. many don't need the trappings or the lease that comes with an office.

natematt
Jan 27, 14 5:44 pm

A lot of firms very explicitly state not to call them about employment stuff.

naterio
Jan 30, 14 1:11 am

I agree with vado retro. This is cover letter writing 101. Based on simple statistics, if all the people on this post would apply to the same job, vado and I would have the upper hand, which would be about 20 percent of us having a much better cover letter right from the first line.

We would have called the firm and asked who is handling the hiring for X position.

Get that person's name, address it to them personally, and make a much better impression!

Hope this helps!

cheers -

Nate @ ExampleCoverLetters.org

yEAh
Jan 31, 14 3:48 am

I've read that most HR people prefers to be addressed as "Hiring Manager". 

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