Re: Sexist cover letters?

Subject: Re: Sexist cover letters?
From: charles desaro <soacon -at- IOS -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 1995 16:41:27 -0400

Dear Arthur,
Assuming you do not know the name (and title) of the person you are
submitting your resume to a "Dear Prospective Employer," might be appropiate.

Charles De Saro

On Mon, 17 Apr 1995, Arthur Comings wrote:

> What do you use as a greeting in the cover letters you enclose with
> your resumes? Nothing I've tried lately feels just right, including
> the following:

> Dear Sir:
> Dear Sir or Madam: [might be appropriate for Nevada]
> Dear HR Department:
> Dear HR Department Staff:
> Hello:

> You can guess where I am career-wise right now, and I'd appreciate a
> few thoughts from the savants and sinners that inhabit Tech World.
> [ -- soon to be a major Disney theme area, complete with 8-foot
> talking figures representing the top ten members of the Tech Writers'
> Hall of Fame.]

> Thanks

> Arthur

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