What is the correct way to write to whom it may concern?
Here's a tip: Always format “To Whom It May Concern” with a capital letter at the beginning of each word. Follow it with a colon. Double-space before you begin the body of your letter.
Is To Whom It May Concern rude?
“To whom it may concern” works well in cases where you don't know the name of your recipient(s) and want to come across as respectful, but in other contexts, it is not the most appropriate choice; and in some moments, it's not an appropriate choice at all.
Should you start a cover letter with To Whom It May Concern?
Never use “To Whom it May Concern” or “Dear or Sir or Madam”—nothing could be more generic (not to mention archaic). Your cover letter could be the first opportunity you have to make an impression on the hiring manager, so make sure you show that you did your company research.