I'm going through the responses from the survey I ran earlier this week, and I want to say two things:
1. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who replied. You guys gave such thoughtful answers, and I so appreciate you taking the time to help me out. You guys are awesome.
2. Sooooo many of you talked about employers who don't get back to applicants, after you put a ton of time into their application process. It's clear from much of what you wrote that there are an awful lot of people out there feeling dejected and pretty beaten up from the job search at this point. Please know that there are hiring managers out there who do care about you, who believe in treating applicants well, and who are as angry as you are about employers who treat people that way. (Personally, I want to reach out and slap every employer who has mistreated people while they're vulnerable.)
Some of us are on your side, even if it doesn't always feel that way. Hang in there.