Originally Answered: How do u write a cover letter that has no recipient? A general cover letter? One to post on the internet?
The address line of a general purpose cover letter may be -exactly as shown - either:
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Dear Sirs, (Old fashioned and sexist)
Dear Sir or Madam,
(funny sounding, but common, and not as blunt as "to whom")
You didn't ask for it, but I have included a template for a cover letter that has been really helpful to my kids. It makes you laugh, and also shows you just what you ought to say. If you do not know who to say it to, I would use the
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: one and just leave out the company/name for addressee
(tabbed to the center - which you can't do on yahoo answers:)
(left justified, just like it looks)
Dear Mr/Ms whatchername:
Please consider me for the position of GAMEKEEPER at the CITY ZOO listed/advertised in THE GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS. My experience at THAT CRAPPY JOB LAST SUMMER has given me the (specific experience/skill or evidence of suitedness) to MANAGE THE WILD ANIMALS, FEED THEM, AND CAUSE YOUR LIFE TO BE EASIER AND YOUR CREATURES TO PROSPER.
My certificate for POOP SCOOPING (is/is not) current(and if it is not I will get scooping instantly). You will see that SOMEBODY THEY MAY KNOW OR RESPECT (OR some position I have held before, or some educational specialty, or some professional membership) recommends me as A VERY COOL GUY OF SOME KIND.
I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your time and consideration.