The statement “To Whom it May Concern” is concerning! Always address your letter to a specific person. If you do not know who should receive your letter, research the organization’s Web site or call the main number and ask for the appropriate person’s name and title.
In addition to determining the recipient’s name and title, research the organization so that you can convey an appreciation for its mission and an understanding of the duties and qualifications of the position for which you are applying.
Articulate how your skills and experiences uniquely qualify you for the position and demonstrate why you are a good fit for the organization. Be clear and concise and limit your cover letter to one page. Additionally, maintain a professional tone while providing insight into your personality so that your letter leaves an employer with a sense of wanting to learn more about you.
A poorly written or error-laden letter is a surefire way to end your candidacy. If you want an employer to spend additional time reviewing your resume, you must make time to proofread your letter and ensure that your grammar and spelling are perfect.