Seven Ways to Keep Your Resume Out of the Trash

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ByKelly Eggers

If your resume and cover letter seem to be lost in the black hole of job applications, you're not alone. In a 2009 survey of 10,628 job seekers conducted by New York-based executive recruiter FPC, 42% said not getting a response to their resumes was their biggest frustration.

While not all hiring managers are the same, we gathered a few common suggestions from staffing agents and career coaches on following up with non-responsive recruiters that may help get the feedback you're looking for.