Recently I've sent out a few resumes + cover letters to companies that have openings listed on their web sites. These are small-ish local companies, with <200 employees. The first couple, I got nothing in response - nothing. So this last one, after a week or so with no response, I sent a second email saying something like, "I'm still interested in the position, did you receive my resume? Please let me know if you've received it." And still I've heard nothing. Is this the new normal? It used to be that if you showed an interest, the company at least sent a "Thanks for your interest, we may be contacting you," or "Sorry, the position has been filled." My question to anyone who has applied for a job lately: do you get any response at all? How often do you hear nothing?