Are cover letters addressed to a specific person?
Addressing a specific person tells the hiring manager that you've written the cover letter for this specific role. It also shows that you've taken the initiative to learn more about the company.
Who do you address a cover letter to if you don't have a name?
To address a cover letter without a name, use some variation of, "Dear Software Team Hiring Manager." You can also use, "Dear Hiring Manager" if the addressee really is unknown. Remember that "To Whom It May Concern" is an old-fashioned salutation for cover letters.
How do you name a cover letter?
You should name your cover letter file “First-Name-Last-Name-Target-Job-Title-Cover-Letter.” For example, “John-Doe-Assistant-Manager-Cover-Letter. pdf” would be a good cover letter file name.