The best alternatives to the impersonal Dear Sir or Madam include, in order of preference: Dear [First Name Last Name], Dear Mr./Ms./Dr. Hello, or Dear, is the last name or first name.
Is Dear Sirs politically correct?
It depends on their title and gender. The accepted standard is ‘Dear Sirs’, if it’s an organisation. There is no formal plan to change this, but it is an area we are happy to explore.
Is it sexist to say Dear Sirs?
It’s not right. In an email to people in authority, using “sirs” to address a group implies that there are no women in decision-making positions or professional positions. It’s offensive.
Is Dear Sirs grammatically correct?
When you are writing a professional email, it is a good idea to write Dear Sirs. The standard used to be “dear Sir”. That’s the most common non-specific greeting. If there’s going to be more than one person reading a letter at any given time, use a plural salutation.
Is Dear Sir gender neutral?
Don’t use “Dear Sir or Madam” because it’s impersonal and not gender inclusive. The ideal way to address a cover letter is to find the hiring manager’s name. If you are going to use it anyways, use proper punctuation and capitalization.