Not Getting Responses to Your Resumes and Cover Letters?


Sending out dozens — or even hundreds — of resumes and getting no replies? First, be sure you have sent out cover letters with your resumes and have followed appropriate cover-letter techniques: writing to a named individual, requesting an interview, and promising action. Now, list all your recipients in a spreadsheet and start contacting them right away. Never expect employers to respond to your inquiries; as you may have discovered, very few do so. Follow up your resume/cover letter after about a week later with a phone call. Read more about cover letters and job-hunting at Quintessential Careers: Cover Letter Resources, which includes a link to our Cover Letter Tutorial.