How do you find out who will read your cover letter?

It’s best to address a cover letter to the hiring manager by name. But employers rarely give explicit submission instructions, such as: “Email your resume and cover letter to Mr. Manny McManager.” Some do, but they’re the exception. If you have a name, consider yourself lucky, and by all means use it!

Who do I write my cover letter to if there’s no contact name?

To address a cover letter without a name, use some variation of, “Dear Software Team Hiring Manager.” You can also use, “Dear Hiring Manager” if the addressee really is unknown. Remember that “To Whom It May Concern” is an old-fashioned salutation for cover letters.

Do employers look at resume or cover letter first?

Employers look at a resume first. They typically look at the resume first to make sure you have the desired skills and experience before taking the time to read your cover letter.

How do you write a top notch cover letter?

Cover letter dos and dont’s Highlight how your skills and experience match the job’s specifications and can add value. Explain why you’re interested in the job and want to work for the company in question. Emphasise and elaborate on your most noteworthy achievements. Be clear, concise and to the point.