We’re aware that sometimes it’s not possible to find out who the hiring manager is. It’s likely this person will be involved with hiring you.
Even if they are not the direct hiring manager, addressing the letter at them will show that you put in some effort. You can address your cover letter to him or her, and it will still show that you’ve put in some effort to connect with a real human being.
In the meat of your cover letter, you’ll prove that you have the right skills for the job.
This is the part the hiring manager cares about the most — he or she needs to see hard evidence that you can actually handle the work.
For bonus points, you could ask the HR who is responsible for hiring, and then address the correct person. If you can’t find the department manager or HR director, you’re likely dealing with a very small or new startup.
In this case, the CEO, Vice President, or someone else that sounds important may be responsible for hiring. Tell the hiring manager that you’re excited to be applying for the job.
Believe it or not, the way you say ‘hello’ to someone you’ve never met makes an impression.
If your greeting is clunky and sounds bad, it will spoil the rest of your cover letter, even if it’s awesome.
If that’s the case, tell the hiring manager why it’s interesting to you, and how it fits with your passions.3.
You have the perfect (or related) skill set to perform the job well – Maybe you don’t like the company, or think the opportunity is interesting.