(Closed) Need help with writing an e-mail

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1432 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

You could also write:

Dear Recruiter

Dear Recruitment manager

Post # 4
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Dear Sir or Madam (but that’s a little stuffy too)

You could just go with:


blah blah text of email

Post # 5
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
41 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I always like “Dear Hiring Manager”.

Post # 7
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I prefer “Hello” to “To Whom It May Concern.” It may be more casual, but to me it seems more confident.

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