Aug 13, 2018 - 04:42 PM
Did you research the company thoroughly? Did you peruse its website, call its human resource department, or contact anyone you know who works for the company? If you can pinpoint the exact person in charge of interviewing and hiring, write to that person alone in your letter's salutation. If you find that two or more people have a hand in the process, or after all of your research you cannot definitively single out one hiring manager, it is okay to address your letter to more than one person.
You can do this by creating numerous copies of your letter, with each copy's salutation addressing a different recipient. If you do this, include at the bottom of each letter the phrase "cc:" followed by the names and titles of the other recipients. Another appropriate method is to craft one copy with a single salutation that lists every addressee. Whichever technique you choose, remember to follow these three rules.
Nov 28, 2018 - 11:57 AM
If you are certain that the role reports to two people equally then it is fine to address your cover letter to more than one individual. If you’re unsure about whether the role reports to two people, then just address the cover letter to a single person. Aim to locate the name(s) of the person(s) you should address the cover letter to via LinkedIn research, or via the job ad (info on who to address a cover letter to might be noted in the job ad).
If you can’t locate the name(s) of the person(s) to address a cover letter to, simply use “Dear Hiring Manager” as the opening greeting in your cover letter. This is a perfectly acceptable greeting if you don’t have an actual name to use in your opening greeting. Avoid using the outdated “To whom it may concern” greeting.