help! personalization in cover letters

#1

I am told that it is absolutely essential to address cover letters to a specific person. but what if you’re applying to large global companies? it’s not possible to get the names of people there, is it? please reply!

#2

It is best to address them to the person recruiting otherwise just do

Dear Sir/Madam,

#3

phew that’s a relief… thanks

#4

For open graduate positions i think it is fair enough to just use sir/madam,

if you were applying for a senior role or speculative applications, then getting a contact name would be much more necessary.

Lil.x

#5

If a recruitment consultant approaches you that " he has seen your CV and please send me your recent CV". The cover letter should be addressed to the recruitment consultant or the company?
Thanks