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May 23, 2022

Please don’t address HR as Dear Mr./Ms. Human Resource

Filed under: My Thoughts — Suramya @ 10:28 PM

Folks, when you are applying for a job please don’t address the cover letter as “Dear Mr./Ms. Human Resource,” it sounds really weird and ridiculous, in fact it sounds like you are addressing the application to a commodity instead of a person. If you don’t know the name of the person, then try to find it out. Else, just say Hello and start the cover letter instead of doing this.

Also, the application and resume should be in English even if the company you are applying at is looking for an applicant in a different location where English is not the dominant language. Your resume just might land at the desk of an expat who would reject the application without further ado if they can’t read it.

And please, do not. I repeat do not, flirt with the HR rep you are talking to. It is creepy and LinkedIn is not a dating service. If you can’t act professionally when you are supposed to be putting your best foot forward why would anyone hire you? It would mean that you will do the same thing once hired and the company could be risking a sexual harassment complaint. Jani gets this all the time and it is annoying. Just because a girl is talking to you doesn’t mean they want to go on a date with you. Be professional. (If you don’t know what that is, then look it up).

– Suramya

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