If you are an active job seeker, reading job ads and sending in applications is likely a routine part of your week. You see a job that looks interesting, submit an application, then wait to hear back. And maybe wait. And wait. When all you get in response is an automated “thank you for your application” message, it’s easy to get discouraged and think of your job applications all disappearing into the HR black hole.
In fact, the number one complaint I hear from job seekers is: After I submit an application, I never hear back.