Advice Worth Repeating: Address Cover Letter to Named Individual


An article on, The Piece of Paper Standing Between You and Your Next Interview: The Cover Letter, by Robyn Tellefsen, quotes Quint Careers. We’re continuing to excerpt parts of the article:
Get a name.
How hard is it to Google a company and get the decision maker’s name to put on your cover letter? The extra few minutes it takes to procure that info can save your resume from the recycling bin with all the other “To Whom It May Concerns.” Take it from Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., creative director and associate publisher of Quintessential Careers, who wrote: “The largest employer in Central Florida tosses cover letters in the circular file if they are not addressed to him personally.” Wow!