How often are any of you (who are looking for a new job) disappointed and frustrated by the lack of communication from HR or a recruiter. you have the first screening. then silence. you follow up once. no reply. again. no reply. I'm in this boat now and I'm taking it so hard! a simple "we need more time" or "thanks but no thanks" .... is that too much to ask? why do employers do this and what should you do about it?