Should you use dear in a cover letter?

Never use “To Whom it May Concern” or “Dear or Sir or Madam”—nothing could be more generic (not to mention archaic). Your cover letter could be the first opportunity you have to make an impression on the hiring manager, so make sure you show that you did your company research.

Can you start an email with Dear all?

“Dear customers”, “Dear partners”. If you are writing to a group of people who work in the same company or department, you could write “Dear All”, “Dear colleagues”, or “Hello everyone”.

Do you start an email with dear or hi?

Though many people now see “Dear” as outmoded, it is a failsafe fall-back, and “Hello,” followed by the person’s name, is also acceptable. “Hi,” followed by the person’s name, has been on the rise for some time, and is considered standard in many situations.

How do you start a letter without dear?

SalutationTo Whom It May Concern: Use only when you do not know to whom you must address the letter, for example, when writing to an institution. Dear colleagues, Use when writing to a group of people. Hello guys, Use when writing to a group of people you know very well. Your sincerely, Kind regards, Best,

Is it rude not to say hi in email?

Don’t do it. If someone does it to you, it’s not nice, but they probably don’t want to be rude. It’s just a little lack of etiquette at worse; they forgot that social cues get lost in writing.