I want to apply for a job in a small company. The company consists of a CEO (who probably makes the ultimate hiring decisions), a CTO (who might influence those decisions ), a HR person (apparently nontechnical), other employees (not involved in the hiring process).
There is no one with the title "Hiring Manager".
How do I address the cover letter correctly, and who do I "greet" in the salutation line?
What I considered, and why I didn't like those ideas:
- "To whom it may concern" - awkward, everyone involved in the hiring process is listed on the website.
- "Dear Hiring Manager" - awkward, there is no Hiring Manager, and again, all names are known
- "Dear Mr. HRName HRSurname!" - again, awkward, because the job opening explicitly asks to say a few words about some technical details of a project based on a specific technology, and I don't expect the HR-person to understand all those details.
- "Dear Mr. CEOName CEOSurname" - seems a bit... hubristic?
How do I start the cover letter properly? Thanks.
There are many related questions, but they all have slightly different emphasis:
- How do I address a cover letter if I can't find out who is responsible for hiring? - the underlying assumption seems to be that there is someone who is responsible specifically for hiring, and the applicant simply cannot find out who it is. In this question, it is clear that there is no dedicated hiring manager, there is only a non-technical HR-person who does some filtering, and then there is the CEO, without any "Dear Hiring Managers" in between.
- Should you address a specific person in your cover letter?
- Should you address a specific person in your cover letter at all cost?
None of the answers there solved my specific problem, please correct me if I'm wrong.