What’s the best way to replace “To Whom It May Concern” when addressing cover letters?
Here are four tips for figuring out who to address in your cover letter…
You sent off your application to a company and even had an in-person interview. It seems like the process is moving along and your next role is within your grasp. You eagerly refresh your email and wait by the phone as the days drag on with no word. You send an email follow-up, and the hiring manager claims to still be interviewing and will make a decision next week. The following week arrives and you receive the same disappointing response, still interviewing. Now it’s your turn to make a decision.
In the story of interviewing for a job, sometimes the hiring manager can become the villain.
After all, if you’ve been on interview after interview. And sometimes it seems like they’re listing the perfect job for you over and over again only to pull it out from under your feet…
With so many applying for each and every vacancy, many job seekers are finding it difficult to stand out among the crowd.
What you may not realize, though, is that there are some easy (and not so easy) ways to differentiate yourself from 99% of all other candidates – and make the hiring manager sit up and say, “Wow!”
If you’re thinking you need something to get you out of a rut during a long job search…the point of this post may be what you need.
If you’re waiting for someone to decide that the job is yours. If you’re waiting for a hiring manager to anoint you as the chosen one. If you’re waiting for someone to recognize all the greatness in you.
If you are, then you’re in trouble. “It’s not up to them (the hiring manager) to decide. It’s up to us.”