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'Dear Sir/Madam', Is this still valid???

(5 Posts)
Grumpyteens Mon 09-Oct-17 16:15:18

Yes! so after many years I'm looking for a new job. Only thing is, is the above still correct to write on cover letters? its sounds a bit dated.

showergel1 Mon 09-Oct-17 16:19:25

I've used it. Job through council website and no named person. Ideally a named person is best but it's better than To whom it may concern!

zippydoodaar Mon 09-Oct-17 21:24:16

Yes, of course!

RaininSummer Mon 09-Oct-17 21:27:34

Yes and much better than the archaic and sexist Dear Sirs used by a lot if law and finance firms.

Grumpyteens Tue 10-Oct-17 18:14:54

O I did’t know that about Law firms. I’d find that very annoying! Wasn’t sure wether it’s now ‘Madam/Sir, Sir v Madam? Dear They’grin
Thanks for your comments all, I’ve gone with Sir/Madam.

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