Cover letters should be addressed to an individual rather than to a sir or madam.
Names of persons to contact can usually be found on Handshake or on company sites.
Be sure to thank the employer for his or her time and consideration of your letter.
'I demand a salary commiserate with my extensive experience.'2.
By using the position description, you can connect your skills and experience to what they are looking for in a potential candidate.
A cover letter could also serve as your introduction to an organization, even if they do not have a position posted.
Excellent guidance for this section is the position description.
If the potential employer is asking for someone with excellent communication skills, expanding on your previous experience working as part of a committee to plan an event will directly connect your experience and background to the skill set the employer is seeking.
Sometimes employers will not specifically ask for one, but it is better to provide more information than less.
It shows enthusiasm, organization, and most importantly, sincere interest in the position.