If you have recruiter contact information, address your cover letter to him or her.
If you do not have recruiter contact information, apply to a blind advertisement with, "Dear Recruiter:" Find out as much about the position and company as possible and tailor each cover letter toward the opportunity for which you are applying. Illustrate that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the position requirements.
It will show them that you have done your homework and assure them that you are a good match for the position.
It will also avoid the appearance that you have sent them a generic cover letter, which could have been sent to any company for almost any position.
I learn quickly and constantly strive to succeed and excel.
I have excellent communication skills and enjoy interacting with others, with the ability to work well as a member of a team, while confident in assuming responsibility for independent work.
I appreciate your consideration of my application and look forward to further discussing this opportunity with you in person.
Please feel free to contact me anytime to arrange an interview.
Times New Roman, Ariel, etc.), and avoid using bolded or underlined text.
In special cases, such as when applying for design positions, students are encouraged to consider a more unique résumé aesthetic as a way to show their work.