Post # 1
Okay. Really dumb question but I’m blank. DH is sending his resume for a job at an office/call center. He attached his resume and wrote a very short e-mail about what position he’s applying for etc. but we have no idea how to address the recipient. “To whom it may concern” seems a bit formal for an e-mail. Any ideas? Anything else we should include in the e-mail?
Post # 4
Dear Sir or Madam (but that’s a little stuffy too)
You could just go with:
blah blah text of email
Post # 5
To Whom It May Concern is ALWAYS an appropriate way to start an e-mail. It’s respectful and expected in the business world. It’s better to be over-formal than too casual.
Post # 6
I always like “Dear Hiring Manager”.
Post # 7
To Whom is May Concern is totally fine and to me, preferable to guessing at titles. As the person in charge of hiring, I’ve seen it all and am particularly annoyed when someone assumes I’m a man – they somehow get ahold of my last name or infer it from the email address and address me as Mr. SoandSo. Their resume goes to the bottom of the pile. Also, I work at a small company and while I do the hiring, that’s not my actual job or title, so getting things to Hiring Manager or anything like that doesn’t impress me.
If you can’t find out the proper name or title of the person you are sending it to, keeping it polite, general and gender-neutral is a totally safe bet!
Post # 8
I prefer “Hello” to “To Whom It May Concern.” It may be more casual, but to me it seems more confident.