Cover letters are your chance to make a great first impression. It’s the first thing a prospective employer will see, which means it needs to stand out among all the other applications.
Here’s how to write a cover letter that’s sure to get you noticed.
Your cover letter will start with a salutation such as “Dear John.” However, you’ll want to make the salutation formal by adding Mr., Mrs., or Ms.
If you don’t know the human resources manager’s name, you can use something like “Dear Human Resources Department,” or “Dear Hiring Manager.”
If you have no other option, you can use “To Whom it May Concern,” but finding out the person’s name shows initiative and resourcefulness.
It also shows that you’ve done your research, and the job is important to you.
Did you know that the world’s first resume was written by Leonardo Da Vinci, who was said to have created in 1482 as a means of gaining employment in the city of Milan.