The first and easiest way to address a cover letter without a contact?
Leave the salutation off and start with the first paragraph. It lets the manager get on to the important info in your letter, like why your resume is so amazing.
(Avoid To Whom It May Concern; it is antiquated.) Another option is to write Greetings, which is somewhat informal but polite.
You could also dispense with the opening greeting altogether and start with your first sentence, although some recipients might find that approach to be abrupt. End your message with a formal closing, such as Sincerely, Regards or Best regards.
Introduce yourself and get the name of the person with whom you speak.
Because you've been introduced over the phone, the person may be a good contact to use when following up on the status of your resume or application.
Use our tips below on how to start your cover letter with a proper greeting and sign off with a polished signature. When applying for a job, sometimes you want to start off formally, even though you may take a less formal tone in subsequent written exchanges. A final comment on people’s names: Be sure to spell them correctly. What if you cannot track down a contact name for your cover email?
If you’re unfamiliar with someone’s name, be sure you don’t confuse the first name with the family name, which can easily happen in today’s global business environment, depending in part on the languages you know. His surname is Yang and his first name is Yuanqing (in Mandarin, the family name is written first), so if you are addressing him, you would write Dear Mr. Use a generic salutation, such as Dear Hiring Manager, Dear Recruiting Manager or Dear Human Resources Professional.
If you cannot find a person to whom you can address the letter, be specific in your generic address and salutation.
Address the letter either to the hiring manger or recruiter for the position and include the name of the position so it's immediately apparent what job you're applying for when someone opens the mail and reviews your cover letter.