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What should I write for the salutation in a cover letter to a University?

What should I write for the salutation in a cover letter to a University? Topic: Cover letter writing for job application
June 20, 2019 / By Dorthy
Question: I'm writing a cover letter to apply for a job at a university. The resume, application and other docs are being mailed to the Office of Human Resources. What would be the most proper thing to write for the salutation? "Dear Sir or Madam"? "Dear Director of Human Resources?" "Dear Hiring Manager"?
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Cathleen Cathleen | 9 days ago
You should call and find out the name of the person to whom the letter should be addressed. This shows that you have done some research on the position and on the hiring process, and it will help ensure that your application package ends up on the right desk by labelling the envelope "Attention: So-and-so." Even if they can't give you a name, they could give you the title of the person who will be hiring your position. It may even be a hiring committee that takes care of it, in which case you could say "Dear Selection Committee" (which is common in Universities). Otherwise, you could say "Dear Mr. Jones" or "Dear Sir or Madam." Remember to use a colon instead of a comma to be more formal.
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Cathleen Originally Answered: What do I write in the salutation of a cover letter if I do not know the name of the organization?
Re: (job description) Dear Sir or Madam: ((use the colon : for very formal business correspondence instead of the comma. It's a punctuation rule that I learned in grade school that I still follow.))
Cathleen Originally Answered: What do I write in the salutation of a cover letter if I do not know the name of the organization?
"To Whom it May Concern" Although these days, it would make enormous difference if you found out.

Annamae Annamae
It would be best to call the Human Resources department and find out who is in charge and address them personally. It shows initiative.
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Wolfe Wolfe
i won't be in a position to grant you various help with the rest, however the "What words are mandatory in a letter written in english ?" i will help with. you pick to start it with "costly Sir/Madam,". end with "Yours clearly, xYourNamex" XxXx
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Wolfe 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: or Dear Sirs, (Old fashioned and sexist) or 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:) YOUR NAME ADDRESS ADDRESS YOUR PHONE YOUR CELL EMAIL DATE (left justified, just like it looks) Company PERSON Address 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. Sincerely, YOUR NAME

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