Daily Job Seeker Tip: To whom this may concern?

January 10th, 2011 | Job Search, Resume | No Comments »

Yuck, what a horrible phrase! Instead of addressing your cover letters and emails to “whom it may concern,” call around the company you’re applying to and find out the name of the hiring manager, IT director, or general hiring authority. This will help your resume and cover letter from looking mass-produced, generic, and impersonal.

Reaching out directly to the recipient of your resume will often catch their attention over other generic cover letters or emails, giving you a better chance of getting called back and hired.

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