Do I write Dear Sir Madam or to Whom it May Concern?

Do I write Dear Sir Madam or to Whom it May Concern?

To Whom It May Concern implies that the information discussed in the letter can go to any relevant party within the organization. Dear Sir or Madam implies that you have one specific person in mind for this letter, but do not know their name, title, or gender.

How do you say to whom it may concern politely?

Try these “to whom it may concern” alternatives instead:

  1. Dear (hiring manager’s name).
  2. Dear (recruiting manager’s name).
  3. Dear Recruiting Department.
  4. Dear (name of the department you’re pursuing).
  5. Dear (name of referral).

When to use ” dear sir or madam ” in a letter?

If you must use Dear Sir or Madam or a variant of it, traditionally this salutation is paired with Yours Faithfully, in the signature. Here is a template of a letter or email which uses Dear Sir or Madam correctly.

When to use ” madam ” in a business letter?

Very formal (for official business letters) To Whom It May Concern: Use only when you do not know to whom you must address the letter, for example, when writing to an institution. Dear Sir/Madam, Use when writing to a position without having a named contact. Dear Mr Smith,

Do you have to say ” dear sir ” when writing to someone?

The short answer is yes but only rarely—though of course, not everyone agrees. In today’s technologically connected world, there is (almost) no excuse for not knowing whom you are writing to. Dear Sir or Dear Madam may offend your recipient if you’re unsure of their gender or get it wrong.

When to use ” hi ” or ” Dear Sir ” in an email?

At work emails are usually Dear Colleague or Hi if it’s someone you know well enough to have a laugh and joke with. Plural of Dear Sir is Dear Sirs. Kind regards is used extensively I find – or just Regards. Failing that, stick with Yours sincerely. I’m a secretary so see lots of letters and emails from many different places and people every day.

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