Aug 23, 2018 - 01:22 AM
The greeting should include a formal name. Never send a letter addressed "to whom it may concern" or "Hiring Administrator." You run the risk of giving the reader the impression that you did not care enough about the job to do thorough homework before writing the letter.
If the job advertisement does not include the contact name, research the website to determine the name of the hiring manager or executive who runs the department with the open position. You can also contact the company directly and ask for the name of the person who should receive the letter.
If you submitted your resume electronically through a website portal, follow up with a cover letter and a paper copy of your resume. Taking the extra time to express interest in the job and get your name in front of the decision maker may be just what's needed to land the interview.