Ask an Expert: How to Address a Cover Letter When You Don't Know the Hiring Manager's Name

Address a Cover Letter
Address a Cover Letter

An AOL Jobs reader asks, "if you don't know the person's name/title, what is the best way to address a cover letter?"

Frequently jobs are posted without disclosing the name of the hiring manager or recruiter. Addressing the cover letter to "Whom it May Concern" is so impersonal and certainly makes it harder to build rapport with the hiring authority. But what can a job seeker do when they don't know the hiring manager's name? Here are some suggestions.