I can’t tell you how many times I have received cover letters and resumes that were addressed to a different person at a different company.
I’m not kidding. Lots. Every search I’ve ever done. Even for the “big” jobs. Bit of an epidemic you might say.
I can’t think of a single time that I then interviewed the sender. Rather, I just wondered:
- If their resume and cover letter were meant for me?
- If their resume and cover letter were meant for the addressee and never found their way to that person?
Please, double check your cover letter addressee and the email address you have used before you hit send! If your cover letter and resume aren’t headed to the right person, then it’s unlikely you will get an interview.
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