Folks, can anyone advise what I should put in the addressee's address area on the cover letter if the application is submitted completely online? Thank you!
I used to find the department's address and put that in the address section for online cover letters. However, this year I've decided to skip addresses on cover letters altogether. (Hopefully that was not a fatal mistake.)
Last time I was on the market I started using a digital signature in my cover letters because (a) one time I sent out a handful of apps and only later realized I forgot to sign them and (b) so many jobs now just want the materials to be uploaded. This way, I don't forget to sign, and even an uploaded letter looks like a real letter. I think it just makes sense.
In truth, I'd hope these little things don't matter, but you never know. I've seen plenty of job candidates get criticized for silly things and things that might have been completely imagined (e.g., not wearing a "nice enough" suit, no letter writer saying the candidate was nice [which was taken as evidence that they were not nice!], etc.)… Who knows what someone might think if you didn't sign a letter! :-)