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Subject:Re: greetings and salutations From:"Lisa MacDonald" <lisa -dot- macdonald -at- discreet -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Tue, 21 Dec 1999 12:25:48 -0500
>When writing a cover letter is it considered bad form to begin with the
>recruiters first name? Too personal?..<snip>...Basically I'm having trouble
with the Ms., Miss, Mrs., thing.
I agree with the suggestions of either "Dear Jane Doe" or "Dear Ms. Doe". I
generally use the latter simply because the former sounds a bit like something
out of a form letter ("DEAR JANE DOE, YOU MAY ALREADY BE A WINNER!"). ;-)
>Also, is an email query considered a formal cover letter?
It depends on the reason why you're sending the query. If you're responding to
a job posting and are including your CV (resume), I suggest that you treat your
email like a covering letter. I think it's redundant to send an email with a
covering letter as well.