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An example of a formal greeting on a cover letter.

In this section of your cover letter, you will typically greet your recipient by name, followed by a colon.

In most cases, use the recipient's prefix and last name (i.e., Dear Ms. Doe). But you can adjust this to reflect your relationship with the recipient. If you are on a first-name basis, for example, you could greet the recipient with: "Dear Jane" instead of the more formal alternative.

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