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I'm assuming you're the hiring person behind the positions, but I would like to make sure I address the cover letter correctly. Should I address it to you? Also, is the remote option available on the associate job(s)? I'm not against moving to Memphis, but would prefer remote.



Sure! You can address to me, or you can just address it "to whom it may concern" (there are a few HPC positions in those job postings, so that would be a different manager). We're not going to count it against you either way :).

My advice on the cover letter is to just be honest about your situation. If you're only going consider remote, let us know that. If you prefer remote but would consider on-site as you say here, let us know that too! It's all going to come down to a discussion about whether we're the right fit for you and you're the right fit for us, so it benefits both sides to be as candid as possible (just my two cents).

If you're thinking about applying, it doesn't hurt to email me and just say that you applied from the HN post so I can keep my eye out for it!


Thank you! I went through the online application process, but missed the place for a cover letter. Instead, when I clicked the last "Proceed to the next form", it told me my application had been submitted.

So I'm emailing you now with a cover letter and another attachment of my resumé. Hope you don't mind!


Not a problem at all, I'll get it sorted. If you could include a sentence or two on what tripped you up, I'll relay that to our HR department to make it more clear for future applicants.




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